At 29, Julie Barenson is too young to give up on love. Four years after her husband's tragic death, she is finally ready to risk giving her heart to someone again. But to whom? Should it be Richard Franklin, who is handsome and sophisticated and treats her like a queen, or Mike Harris, who is Julie's best friend in the world, though not as debonair? Now, with a decision that should bring her more happiness than she's had in years, Julie's life is about to become a living nightmare, as one man's jealousy spins into a deadly obsession. - Upon its release, Nicholas Sparks' most recent novel, Nights in Rodanthe (Warner, 9/02), immediately hit #1 on the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Publisher's Weekly besteseller lists. It has 827,000 copies in print to date. Film rights have been optioned by Warner Bros. A Bend in the Road (Warner, 9/01) rocketed to #2 on the New York Times bestseller list and has 780,000 hardcover copies in print to date. In mass market (Warner, 7/02) it hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and has over 1.5 million copies in print to date. Film rights have been sold to Warner Bros. A Walk To Remember (Warner, 9/00), with nearly four million copies in combined print, was an instant New York Times bestseller. The feature film (1/02) was produced by Denise DiNovi (Message in a Bottle, Heathers) of Warner Bros. Message in a Bottle (Warner, 1999), with three million copies in combined print, was a New York Times bestseller. The NoSparks, Nicholas is the author of 'Guardian', published 2003 under ISBN 9780446532310 and ISBN 0446532312.