Staff Review: "The Longest Ride"
Two love stories, one that is three quarters of a century in the making and one that is brand new are told side by side in this beautifully written novel. When Ira is trapped in his car following an accident in a remote area, he recounts the stories of his life with his one true love, his wife Ruth. He describes their story as it unfolds decade after decade, heartache, joy, passion, and pain, a lifetime of memories. Not too far away, college senior Sophia finds herself being forced to attend a rodeo with her sorority sisters following a bad break up. When her ex shows up and starts trouble, Sophia is saved by Luke, the winner of the night's bull riding event. An unlikely match, these two are inexplicably drawn to one another. As their relationship unfolds they will face their own heartaches and joys. The two love stories collide in an unexpected way that will leave them forever changed.