The Choice, by Nicholas Sparks, revolves around the implications of seemingly ordinary choices made by veterinarian Travis Parker and his new next-door neighbor Gabrielle Holland, a physician’s assistant. After an unpromising first meeting, the two end up falling for each other. Already dating someone else, Gabby is faced with the dilemma of whether to stick with longtime boyfriend Kevin, or get involved with Travis. The book is split into two parts. The first part follows her decision-making process and its effects on Travis and Gabby’s lives. Part Two takes place 11 years later when Travis faces a life and death decision following a car accident.
This is a fairly quick read. As with most Nicholas Sparks’ books, this is a romance novel with real-life issues, decisions, and consequences mixed in. Nicholas Sparks is my favorite author, so of course I loved this book. If you enjoy romance-type books with a real-life grounding about them, I think you’ll enjoy this book.