They were teenage sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks, with a passion that would change their lives for ever. But life would force them apart. Years later, the lines they had drawn between past and present are about to slip... Called back to their hometown for the funeral of the mentor who once gave them shelter when they needed it most, they are faced with each other once again, and forced to confront the paths they chose. Can true love ever rewrite the past? The Best of Me is an epic love story from Nicholas Sparks, the multi-million-copy bestselling author of The Notebook and The Last Song.