10 Times Nicholas Sparks Made Us Cry

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Get your tissues ready as we look back at the best tear-jerking moments Sparks has to offer. From The Notebook to Safe Haven, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

The King of Romance returns with a new book, and we just know it’s going to be a heartbreaker. See Me, tells the story of Colin Hancock bad-boy-turned-good – sound familiar? Like all of Sparks’ novels we follow two individuals whose relationship is tested when their past comes back to haunt them.

Remember John and Savannah in Dear John? They went to hell and back when John re-enlisted in the armed forces. Then there was Katy and Alex in Safe Haven. When Katy moved to a small town to escape her abusive husband she ended up falling for the general store owner – cue plenty of drama and romance.

Over the years Sparks has sold over 100 million books worldwide. He’s renowned for stories of heartache, death and endless love. You may not have read one of Sparks’ eighteen novels, but you’ve definitely seen one of the blockbuster film adaptations. Leading men such as Ryan Gosling, Channing Tatum and Liam Hemsworth got their big breaks thanks to these epic romances – if we haven’t thanked Nicholas Sparks before, we’re definitely thanking him now.

As well as a new book, it’s just been announced that the King of Romance has signed a deal with ABC to write a television show – never has there been a better time to stock up on Kleenex. The show will be loosely based around Sparks’ personal life, divorce and ‘learning to love again’.

Here’s Marie Claire’s pick of the best Nicholas Sparks tear-jerking moments so far – if you’re not left sobbing, there’s something wrong with you.

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