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Best-selling novelist Nicholas Sparks’ most recent book, “The Wish,” presents a plot common to many of his successful books. Told through flashback and reflection over a 24-year timespan, the story follows the life of 40-ish New York city photographer Maggie Dawes, who as a teenager was sent to live with her Aunt Linda — a former nun — while she prepares to give birth to an unplanned and unexpected child. While living with her aunt in a small remote North Carolina community, Maggie meets up with Bryce Trickett, a slightly older teenager who serves as her mentor and eventual first true love. Read more