Two By Two By Nicholas Sparks. The characters are not subtle, enigmatic or complex. What you see is what you get. Middle class folk needing a paycheque, a hug, a home. The situations are real and the dilemmas are challenging. Some of the vignettes at the beginning of each chapter are so heartachingly beautiful that I could not stop the tears falling hotly and fiercely. Nicholas Sparks knows his audience: school secretaries, nurses, homemakers, and even a few eccentric dudes like Jaidee. Great literature this is not, but it certainly is entertaining, moving and makes you appreciate the lovely people in your own life.