The Best Of Me by Nicholas Sparks – Film Release Trailer & Book Giveaway!

by Maryse on September 29, 2014 · 46 comments

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<— Look what’s coming out in theaters! The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks!! YAY ME!!! I love Nicholas Sparks. Er… well… I should say the movies based on his epic gorgeous, heart wrenching love stories. He is just… SO up my romance alley, you’d think I would have devoured every book of his, by now. Alas, I always seem to jump into the movies instead. And now I’ve got another to look forward to. Maybe I should change it up a little and read the book first. ;)

But I digress… THIS giveaway is to celebrate the upcoming movie release: in Theaters October 17!! We’ve got a brand new trailer and everything, below!

So what’s it about?

Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend. Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they’ve never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on, posing even more serious threats today. Spanning decades, this epic love story captures the enduring power of our first true love, and the wrenching choices we face when confronted with elusive second chances.

The Best of Me stars James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Luke Bracey and Liana Liberato. <— side note from Maryse: I LOVE James Marsden. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! 

One (1) winner receives:

  • Movie tie-in book & mug (Courtesy of Relativity Media)

Open to US mailing addresses only

How to enter for a chance to win? Just leave a comment telling me your favorite Nicholas Sparks book or movie (and if you haven’t seen or read one yet, tell me your favorite movie love story), and by 10pm EST, Wednesday October 1st 2014, I will randomly select ONE winner for the prize above.

The winner will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond with a mailing address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. This book will be sent to the winners directly by Relativity Media.

Take a look at the movie trailer! Tell me you don’t wanna fall in love with this one. ;)

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{ 46 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisa Taylor September 29, 2014 at 11:01 AM

The Lucky One, book version
I have yet to watch the movie.

Tina September 29, 2014 at 11:07 AM

You will love this book!! I read it in 2 days!!!

Tina September 29, 2014 at 11:10 AM

My favorite books by Nicholas Sparks are The Best of Me,Dear John,The Lucky One,Safe Haven and of course The Notebook…

AmyP September 29, 2014 at 11:25 AM

My favorite Nicholas Sparks book is the Lucky One.

Michelle September 29, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Well that’s an easy one for me – The Notebook – both favorite book and movie.

Loretta September 29, 2014 at 11:42 AM

The Notebook!!! Movie and book.

Nicole September 29, 2014 at 11:48 AM

The Notebook…All time favorite :)

Leilani September 29, 2014 at 11:50 AM

The Lucky One, The Best of Me, Safe Haven and Dear John – book versions.

AngieG September 29, 2014 at 12:20 PM

The Notebook. Of course.

Alex carol September 29, 2014 at 12:28 PM

My fav movie love story is the Lake House with Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock. Haven’t yet read/seen any Nicholas Sparks book/movie.

Hazel B. September 29, 2014 at 12:42 PM

I absolutely loved the Notebook! So beautiful.

Teresa H. September 29, 2014 at 12:45 PM

I loved The Notebook and Nights in Rodanthe, movie versions. I’ve watched all his movies, but I’ve never read any of his books. My 17-year-old niece has every book that he has ever written and has loved them all. Maybe I need to dig into her collection since she’s always digging into mine.

Feifei September 29, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Thanks so much!! The Notebook was definitely my favorite – both the book and movie were awesome and made me cry :)

Jessica Beard September 29, 2014 at 2:35 PM

I have all of his books and love them all! I think my favorite is The Wedding. I’d love to win this wonderful prize!

Shanna September 29, 2014 at 3:38 PM

So many of my favorites are from Nicholas Sparks! To name a few…..Safe Haven, The Notebook (of course), The Lucky One. I’m such a fan! When I pick up one of his books, I know it’s gonna be awesome!!!

Beth September 29, 2014 at 3:53 PM

My all time favorite book is the lucky one and the choice!!!! Love the movie the notebook all by sparks!

Nikki September 29, 2014 at 4:42 PM

I loved The Notebook, the book and the movie!

kassidee rodriguez September 29, 2014 at 6:18 PM

thanks I loved dear john.

Rose September 29, 2014 at 6:20 PM

I must be living in a book(or two) somewhere because I didn’t even know about this movie! Can’t wait to see it-I have loved all the books I’ve read by Nicholas Sparks and the movies are like icing on a cake. The book that left an imprint is “The Last Song.”

Michelle September 29, 2014 at 6:37 PM

The Notebook, all the way!

Karen September 29, 2014 at 7:12 PM

A Walk To Remember was my all time favorite book of Nicholas Sparks’s! I even named my son Landen after the main character in the novel!

Amy P. September 29, 2014 at 7:21 PM

My favorite book of his is A Bend in the Road, but the one that totally gutted me was Dear John. The book was so different than the movie.

Suzanne September 29, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas was the first one I read and is still my favorite.

bn100 September 29, 2014 at 8:29 PM

the notebook

Stephanie Moles Krayeski September 29, 2014 at 10:17 PM

My favorite Nicholas Sparks movie was The Notebook! I loved all of his movies, but the Notebook has got to be one of the best date movies in existence.

Michelle F September 29, 2014 at 10:23 PM

The Notebook was my favorite. This one looks really good too!

Patricia September 29, 2014 at 10:24 PM

The Notebook! It’s very romantic! Loved Ryan Gosling’s and Rachel McAdams’ chemistry in the movie!

whitney September 29, 2014 at 11:08 PM

I’m going to have to be predictable and say The Notebook…but there are so many good ones

Lanae September 30, 2014 at 5:31 AM

A Walk to Remember (the movie) stole my heart and still hasn’t let go. I’ve always loved the whole nerd and popular boy fall in love and this story captured all of that and more…..ahhh….now I REALLY want to watch it

Movie News September 30, 2014 at 8:47 AM

Me to my favorite is the notebook is earned so much award and so much appreciation because the movie was great and splendid story.

Mick Murphy September 30, 2014 at 10:01 AM

The Notebook! Thank you for the awesome giveaway! Hope to win!

Maria Malaveci September 30, 2014 at 10:40 AM

What an amazing giveaway! My favorite Nicholas Sparks movie/book is The Notebook. I love everything he does, and am really excited about this movie!

harold September 30, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Never read one, but my favorite love story movie is Comrades, Almost A Love Story from the 90′s… Awesome foreign flick!

Patricia Wojnar Crowley September 30, 2014 at 1:38 PM

My favorite was The Notebook….this one might be my new favorite though!

Kristen September 30, 2014 at 2:16 PM

The only one I’ve seen is A Walk to Remember.

Michelle S September 30, 2014 at 5:05 PM

DEFINITELY the Notebook. I wuv Ryan Gosling……

Not a big fan of his books…. too schmaltzy……

But I would happily take the prize!!!! ;-)

Celeste September 30, 2014 at 8:33 PM

The Notebook, always and forever. And seriously, the movie? Ryan Gosling and James Marsden in the same movie?? Yes, please!

I also love, love, love James Marsden. :)

Jordan September 30, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Mine is most definitely “The Notebook”! So amazing!

Erika September 30, 2014 at 10:06 PM

Love the Notebook movie! Thanks!

Carla Pullum September 30, 2014 at 10:44 PM

The Notebook!

LIZ October 1, 2014 at 7:41 AM

I agree the notebook is really good, I liked Dear John too and the Lucky One. I cant wait for this movie.

JoJo October 1, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Loved Safe Haven and The Notebook!

JoJo October 1, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Loved Safe Haven but was especially moved by The Notebook! At the time that I was reading The Notebook my grandmother had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and my grandfather sat with her all day, everyday at the nursing home until she was put to bed at night. It was a hard one for me to get through with my eyes so swollen from crying. I will never forget staying up all night crying, reading, and loving The Notebook!

D Schmidt October 1, 2014 at 10:35 AM

I really like The Notebook although I adore all of them.

wendy rozema October 1, 2014 at 1:11 PM

My favorite is the Notebook!!

Emily October 2, 2014 at 2:01 PM

In the theme of books turned movie/tv show…just finished Outlander and OH MY!!! Jamie beats out Travis and Christian Grey and pretty much every other leading man in the romance genre. Seriously, this book made my heart leap out of my chest chapter after chapter (then broke it and soothed it all over again).

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