My Dear Friend,

As we slowly ease into what I hope will be a joyous holiday season for everyone, I just want to express how grateful I am for having kind and devoted readers like you. 

When my twenty-second novel, The Wish, was released this fall, it became an instant #1 bestseller and, just this week, I was thrilled to hear that the novel was announced as a Goodreads Choice Award nominee for Best Fiction! But I have to admit, the best part of this past month has been seeing all the wonderful comments pouring in on social media from readers from around the world that have enjoyed the book. If you haven’t had a chance to read The Wish yet, I hope you will soon and that you’ll let me know what you think of it too.

As I’ve shared with you before, one of my favorite pastimes is traveling with friends and family and one of my favorite places to go is New York City. My connection to that city helped inspire The Wish and, with that in mind, my publisher has launched a very special “Nicholas Sparks Winter in NYC Sweepstakes” that will provide one lucky reader with a prize package that includes a 2-night stay in NYC! I wish only the best of luck to everyone that enters and, if you should end up visiting the city soon, I hope that you will find it to be as magical and inspiring as I do.

With sincere gratitude and warm holiday wishes,

Nicholas Sparks