Wilson Lewis was an estate lawyer in New Bern. Ira's and Ruth's love story was intense! The movie skipped a lot from the book. Moments later, Luke learns that because he bought the painting, Ira has left his entire art collection to him. He joins her, and they have sex in the shower. Her roommate drags her along to a good old fashioned barn dance where she meets Luke. He was in the hospital for a few weeks recovery from gun shot wounds during an air raid.
I just finished this not too long ago and of course, like all of Nicholas Sparks' books - I loved it. They are so far apart by comparison that it is hard to see how they will be brought together in the end, but Sparks pulls it off, even though it seems, as I said earlier, a little improbable. In 2009, the team he coached at New Bern High School set a World Junior Indoor Record in the 4 x400 meter, in New York. He then tells the story of how they made their situation work. That said, Sparks is truly the only one who can write well enough that the romance is believable and enjoyable.
The plot centers on the star-crossed love affair between a retired bull rider who wants to get back in the saddle, and an art student preparing to seek her fortune in New York City. Ruth had discovered that his family had left town. These are just two separate plots which were somehow connected in one book. And even here, is there even something important going on? I will not recommend The Longest Ride if you're looking for an epic love story to read; you'll be tremendously disappointed if you do. As most young men do, he fell in love with a girl named Ruth. Struggling to stay conscious after a car crash, an image of his adored - and long dead - wife Ruth appears. Yes, I've already mentioned in past reviews that I'm not really a fan of Sparks' work.
Maybe I'm just expecting more from him this time, more beautiful and touching stories that we all love. However, Ira comes up with ways to make Ruth fall in love with him all over again. They have life decisions to make and put them aside until they finally have to face them. No conecté con la historia de amor de Luke y Sophia. I had tears in my eyes more than once at the depth of their devotion.
Sophia was created to resonate with my college-aged fans, and Luke is really the quintessential All-American guy. The other couple is Luke a professional bull rider and Sophia an Arts history student at college. It was not all perfect. We follow them through the early stages of their budding relationship as they try not to think too hard about what the future holds as their worlds are so far removed. Yeah, I like their story more that Ira and Ruth.
Before he goes, Ira wants to fulfill a longstanding tradition for Ruth, but the trip ends in a car accident that leaves Ira stranded alone in his wrecked car. Eventually John notices that their letters come less often and savannah becomes less intimate. Then the movie cuts to Sophia, a young college student at Wake Forest College. This loss and Ira's level headed approach to the situation is too much for Ruth as she considered the boy a part of their family. Even without the copied ending from a email that circulates the internet of all things! In 2012, Sparks and his publishing agent and creative partner Theresa Park, launched Nicholas Sparks Productions, with Park as President of Production. The first story is of Ira Levinson, who is a ninety-one year old widower that has careened off a snowy embankment and is stranded waiting for help.
I loved his reactions and I felt his emotions. The auction was put on hold as Ira's lawyer reveals that the entire collection now belongs to the owner of the picture of Ruth. Nothing exceptional about these two characters that will invoke strong feelings in you. She says that she loves him and will marry him regardless. I got shivers when I watched the movie, and I got shivers when I read the book. She was starting her senior year as an art history major and wanted to end up working in a museum.
While Ira did pass on, he was able to join Ruth again…something he truly wanted. Ruth knew that Daniel was mistreated at home, so she offered to tutor him. When Sophia learns that a past accident with a bull has left Luke with a life threatening condition, she refuses to stay with him if he chooses to continue bull riding. He was the second of three children to be born into the Sparks family. Sophia grabs the box, and they take him to the hospital.
As Luke goes to the back to pay the auctioneer, Sophia and Luke talk and he tells her he will not ride anymore because what he really wants is to be with her for the rest of his life. One morning, now 80 years old, Ira wakes up to find Ruth has died in her sleep. Ira Levinson is in trouble. All of his books have been New York Times bestsellers, with over 105 million copies sold worldwide, in more than 50 languages, including over 75 million copies in the United States alone. You can't tell me you couldn't see it coming from a mile away that oh, no! Sophia grabs his hand and explains that he is now a millionaire.