#1 New York Times bestselling writer Nicholas Sparks returns with an emotionally powerful story of its hazards, its challenges, unconditional love and most of all, its benefits.
At 32, Russell Green has it all: a sensational wife, a lovable six year-old daughter, a successful career as an advertising executive and an expansive home in Charlotte. The fantasy is living, and his marriage to the bewitching Vivian is the focus of that.
But underneath the shiny surface of this perfect existence, fault lines are starting to appear…and no one is more surprised than Russ when he finds every aspect of the life he took for granted turned upside down. In a matter of months, Russ finds himself without wife or a job, caring for his young daughter while struggling to adapt to a new and baffling reality.
Throwing himself into the wilds of single parenting, Russ embarks on a journey at once terrifying and rewarding- one that will test his abilities and his mental resources beyond anything he ever envisioned.