Baksidetekst: Landon Carter would never have dreamed of asking Jamie Sullivan out, but a twist of fate throws them together. In the months that follow, Landon breaks down Jamie's natural reserve and begins to get to know her - and to fall in love. But then he discovers that Jamie has a reason for not letting people close - a secret that will break his heart.
Frå Wikipedia: The novel was inspired by Sparks' sister, Danielle Sparks Lewis, who later died of cancer in June 2000. Although the story is largely fictional, certain parts were based on real experiences. For example, his sister's husband proposed marriage to her despite her sickness. After her death, Sparks said in his eulogy: "... I suppose I wrote this novel not only so you could get to know my sister, but so that you would know what a wonderful thing it was that her husband once did for her."