I hope this letter finds you well and with some time to rest and recharge. Should you find yourself with some extra time to read, I'm excited to let you know that all ebook editions of my bestselling novel, The Return, have been updated to include the first chapter of my upcoming novel, The Wish, which will be in stores this fall on September 28th. For today only, the Kindle edition of The Return is being offered at the special price of $2.99 and, on August 8th, the trade paperback edition of the novel will be available in stores nationwide.

If you're in the mood for something a little different, on June 1st, my memoir, Three Weeks with My Brother, is being reissued for the first time since its release almost 15 years ago. The book candidly chronicles a period of time, back in 2003, when my brother, Micah, and I set off on a three-week trip around the globe to mark a milestone in our lives as we had just recently become the only surviving members of our family. If you have a chance to read (or re-read) it, let me know what you think by sending me a message on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

Traveling is on my mind more than ever now as plans are being finalized for this fall's release of my new novel, The Wish. Dates and cities are being finalized for my book tour and I can't wait to get back out and see all my readers and fans on the road again. The book is available for preorder now and, if you're a member of Goodreads, be sure to keep an eye out for giveaways with chances to win advance copies of The Wish starting the second week of June. Next time you hear from me, I’ll be able to share some exclusive previews and special content from the novel with you as well as info about more giveaways and deals from my publisher.

Last but not least, I wish you the best this Memorial Day weekend as many of us take a moment to honor the men and women we've lost during their service in the U.S. military. To quote from my memoir, Three Weeks with My Brother, may you "remember to embrace life with all its uncertainties. . . and most of all, to cherish the joyful times, both small and momentous, and the wonderful people who make them possible.

Sincerely yours,

Nicholas Sparks