The Longest Ride Movie and SWEET Giveaway Package

The Longest Ride, Nicholas SParks, Book Journey, Give away

About the Film

Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks, THE LONGEST RIDE centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City’s art world.  As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected connection with Ira, whose memories of his own decades-long romance with his beloved wife deeply inspire the young couple.  Spanning generations and two intertwining love stories, THE LONGEST RIDE explores the challenges and infinite rewards of enduring love.

Starring: Britt Robertson, Scott Eastwood, Jack Huston, Oona Chaplin, and Alan Alda

Directed by: George Tillman, Jr.

Anyone else getting excited about this movie?  I sure am!  I have always enjoyed movies that originate from books!  Here is the trailer:

Thanks to Twentieth Century Fox I am able to give away one sweet package:

The Longesth Ride, Book Journey, Nicholas Sparks, Giveaway Package

One (1) winner receives:

  • $25 Visa gift card to see the film in theaters
  • Tote Bag
  • Copy of the book (movie tie-in book cover)


(I am LOVING that cool tote bag!)


You can enter this giveaway by:

1 entry:  Leave a comment letting me know what your favorite Nicholas Sparks book (or movie!) is and why.

2nd entry:  Tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the following into Twitter:

Enter to Win The Longest Ride movie gift card and gift package! @bookjourney #LongestRide


Winner will be chosen using and announced here on Friday April 3rd.


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Posted on March 31, 2015, in Book Giveaways, Movie review and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 117 Comments.

  1. Favorite movie was The Notebook, hands down. But I also enjoyed Safe Haven.

  2. I think my favorite movie is The Notebook.

  3. I loved reading The Notebook and A Walk to Remember.

  4. I have only read his stuff sporadicaly…and i must be the only person on the planet who found the notebook..both movie and book…soppy. i did like the longest ride..couldnt figure out how the 2 stories would tie together..and who doesnt love a hot cowboy?:-)

  5. I haven’t actually read any of his books, but I did see A Walk to Remember and I really liked it.

  6. My favorite book would either be The Wedding or Nights in Rodanthe.

  7. Can you believe I’ve never seen a Nicholas Sparks movie? I did enjoy The Notebook when I read it. Thanks for the giveaway, Sheila!

  8. The guardian….. Because it reminds me of Karen 🙂

  9. A Walk to Remember is my favorite! Every time it comes on TV I have to watch it, even though it leaves me sobbing at the end. Such a great movie!!

  10. Message in A Bottle. I threw the book across the room, but understood it’s message.

  11. Andrea (aka rokinrev)

    I loved The Notebook, but Message in a Bottle ( the movie) was wonderful. My all time fav Spark’s book is Nights in Rodanthe

  12. I enjoyed The Notebook greatly. Thanks for this great giveaway.

  13. I’m listening to The Longest Ride right now, and I’ve watched the movietrailer probably twenty times. The movie comes to Norway next month and I’m so looking forward to it. Of Nicholas Sparks’ other movies I love The Lucky One. I love it because they both had kind of a tough life, and ending up together was lucky for both of them 🙂

  14. I haven’t read any of the books yet but I’ve seen a couple of the movies. I think my favorites for The Notebook and Dear John. 🙂

  15. My favorite book by Nicholas Sparks will have to be, Message in a bottle because well it was an easy going book. Plus, she fell in love with a guy who wrote very loving letters, who wouldn’t fall in love with that? I read that book less than 3 days, it was that interesting And I couldn’t put that book down. I loved every single character And their roles. Not one disappointed me. The ending was beautiful And he saved people lives than his own, it was just beautiful. If I could read the book again, I absolutely would!

  16. My favorite book and movie of his are both A Walk to Remember. I remember watching the movie when I was in high school and just loving it and then I read the book in college and even though it was vastly different than the movie, I enjoyed it too!

  17. The Notebook. Liked both the movie and the book. I didn’t like Message in a Bottle movie.

  18. The Bend in the Road. Waiting for them to make the movie.

  19. I liked The Notebook because it was so romantic.

  20. The Notebook was good.

  21. My favorite was definitely The Notebook.

  22. shelly peterson

    My favorite is the Notebook. it was such an amazing love story.
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  24. I loved the Notebook because it made me cry.

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  26. The only NS book I’ve read is called True Believer. It was really good, but not epic. My favorite movie is probably A Walk to Remember, though I loved the Notebook too (of course). I really hope this movie is good, but I’m not always impressed with what Hollywood does with Sparks’ stories, so let’s hope they handle this one well! 😀

  27. I have enjoyed all of the many Nicholas Sparks books and movies I have read and watched. Hard to pick a favorite when they all have been unique; well other than that they are all love stories. I am looking forward to the movie for The Longest Ride, the book was intriguing, as it keeps you wondering why and how the two stories intertwine.

  28. I love The Notebook, great love story.

  29. I love The Notebook because it’s so romantic

  30. I love The Notebook because the story and acting in the movie was so compelling.

  31. I have not read any of the books but I have watched all the movies and my favorite is Message in a Bottle, I loved the story and If I remember correctly this was the first romantic movie I watched that didn’t have a traditional “and they lived happily every after” ending

  32. I like a walk to remember. It was such a good movie even though it was sad at the end.

  33. I liked “The Lucky One” book, love a good romance, have not seen the movie yet.

  34. My favorite was the Best of Me-it was a tear jerker!

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  36. My favorite Nicholas Sparks book is A Walk to Remember. I just loved the story and I liked the film version too. I usually prefer his books with happy endings (like Safe Haven) but this one just worked for me. I really liked the character of Jamie and how sweet she was and the way she changed Landon’s life.

    My favorite movie version of his books is The Last Song. That was in the days before Miley went crazy and I liked her acting as well as that of Greg Kinnear as her dad.

  37. I LOVED The Notebook b/c it was one of the most romantic and touching books I ever read. Movie-wise, I enjoyed Nights in Rodanthe.

    On another note, I was shocked to hear about Sparks’ separation from his wife. Somehow, one expects that an author who writes such romantic, touching novels would have a fairy tale marriage.

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  39. My favorite book is nights of rodanthe I liked the simple story of it all. My favorite movie is the Notebook, great chemistry between the two actors.

  40. Amanda Whitley

    my favorite Nicholas Sparks movie is a Walk to Remember because it is such a cute story with a great message.

  41. The Notebook…it’s the greatest love story told dealing with a disease that affects so many people. It goes to show how deeply someone can love and be loved…in sickness and in health.

  42. I enjoyed the Notebook because it hit home in many ways.

  43. Seriously this is my favorite book of his so far! I just finished reading “The Longest Ride” about 2 weeks ago. LOVED it!!

  44. I loved the Notebook b/c it was such a sweet story.

  45. A Walk to Remember had me bawling like a baby!

  46. Okay, I’m in! My favorite Nicholas Sparks book is— the Notebook. Why? It’s the story of a lasting love. My parents both passed away last year and I like to think of this story as their’s. Or a story just like it.

  47. I Tweeted too!! (sigh) I need to try to understand Twitter better. LOL

  48. I watched The Notebook with my mom during her last week on this earth and it had her in sweet, happy tears.

    Now that’s a good memory.

  49. The Notebook for sure. It makes me feel all the feels every single time I read or watch it (which is often!). It is so sweet and tender.

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  51. I am going to be honest I loooove everything Nicholas Sparks I read as many of his books as I can as well as watch all of the movies I love the note book but then I love all the others two. Theres just so much love in them.

  52. My all time favorite will always be The Notebook. It’s such a bittersweet love story.

  53. the notebook for the main characters

  54. I love the The Notebook! Sparks is such an amazing writer!

  55. My favorite movie was Safe Haven, however I really enjoyed A Walk to Remember as well.

  56. The Notebook is my favorite because it’s a great movie.

  57. Safe Haven and Best of Me

  58. My favorite Sparks book and movie will always be The Notebook because of the connection my two daughters and I have to it. We have all read it, and watched the movie multiple times. I will say the movie Safe Haven was another favorite.
    possible spoiler alert below… for folks who haven’t read The Notebook, stop reading now>>

    We first were attracted by the swoony scenes in the movie, but also my dad developed senile dementia before passing and we can relate to the final scenes in the movie on a gut level.

  59. Elaine Sargent

    My favourite book is Three Weeks With My Brother a memoir by Nicholas Sparks about a trip he takes with his brother Micah around the world. They go to very out-of-the-way exotic places that I would never travel to so it was a very fascinating read. I also learned a lot about him personally, for example, his struggles raising an autistic son. I loved how candid and open he is in this book., before the trip begins he has doubts about being gone so long and wants to cancel the trip but I’m so glad he didn’t! I highly recommend this book!

  60. Sharon Chance

    I love Nicolas Sparks’ books and think that I’ve seen every movie made from them. That being said, I’m embarrassed to say I haven’t read The Longest Ride! The movie sounds good though! Hope you had a grand time at the Q&A!

  61. Thomas Murphy

    I liked The Notebook because it was a good story.

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  63. Do I have to choose? I have read many of his romance novels. The Notebook is very romantic and touching, and I also loved A Walk to Remember. I’ve enjoyed both very much, in book and movie form. Thanks for hosting this terrific giveaway, Sheila! 🙂

  64. My favorite is a Walk To remember. Both book and movie. I think it was the first sparks’ book I read, so probably why it’s my favorite.

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  66. Melanie Montgomery

    The Last Song is my favorite of all of them.

  67. Without a doubt – THE NOTEBOOK. Who could not love this book/movie. It is when I fell in love with the author and his works.

  68. I’m not a big romance viewer but The Notebook was very memorable. I want to see this one because of Scott Eastwood. I watched an interview about him that said he used a fake name for his first couple of auditions so his dad’s name wouldn’t influence their decision. I admire that plus WOW, he is very good looking.

  69. The Notebook! My first Nicholas Sparks book. I cry every time I see it! I want to see this movie though!

  70. My favorite Nicolas Sparks book/movie was The Notebook. It reminded me of someone special and that’s why it was so memorable to me.

  71. The Notebook. It’s special to me because it is about NC and I am born and raised there. Nick Sparks is my sisters next door neighbor, so I see him often out and about. He is very handsome.

  72. My favorite Nicholas Sparks film is Safe Haven 🙂

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  74. The only one I’ve seen is A Walk to Remember.

  75. Wow, I haven’t read any! My first choice would be The Guardian because of the suspense

    Gina, blogging at Book Dragon’s Lair

  76. My favorite Sparks books is A Walk to Remember – the movie was good, but the book was SO good.

  77. I read A Walk to Remember some years back and read it again it was such a good book!

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