This book isn't what you would expect from Nicholas Sparks. It's not the epic romance that sweeps you away. It's an every day story, but it's still filled with magic. The lead's wife leaves him, and it becomes a father daughter love story. He has a young daughter (around five years old). He has to take on a lot of her care and comes to realize how wonderful spending time with her is. It's realistic and deals with a lot of real life issues. I wasn't overwhelmed with emotions like I feel during most of his books, but I did become emotionally connected and really liked it.