While I don’t appreciate that Valentine’s Day merchandise seemed to  have thrown up all over retail locations well before Christmas was even over… I can appreciate that the day of love is quickly approaching.

Valentine’s Day certainly isn’t an occasion that my husband and I make a point of celebrating. We may go out to dinner on or around Valentine’s Day. However, I would be perfectly content just staying home, watching a romantic comedy and enjoying Chinese food.  Nothing spectacular, but you know what that’s ok. Every day is a great day to celebrate our relationship and love for one another.

Last year, Valentine’s Day found us at a local restaurant – Shrimp Cocktail. However we weren’t there to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but rather the successful year that his team had endured in 2012. I remember the night vividly. Our server resembled that of Samuel L. Jackson; both his voice and appearance. You would have sworn they were doppelgangers. It was amusing.

Being that I will be 37 weeks pregnant on Valentine’s Day this year, heavens only knows what that day will have in store for my husband and I. If anything, I bet we will wind up hanging out at home, enjoying a low-key evening.

What do you have planned for Valentine’s Day (if anything at all)?

Just in time for Valentine’s Day this year, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release the Nicholas Sparks Limited Edition DVD Collection. Available for the first time in one collection on January 28th, the gift set features seven films based on the best-selling author’s novels, including: Safe Haven, The Lucky One, Dear John, Nights in Rodanthe, Message in a Bottle, The Notebook, and my personal favourite – A Walk to Remember.

Nicholas Sparks Limited Edition DVD Collection

About the Films:

Safe Haven (2013)

This deeply moving romantic thriller tells the story of a young woman’s struggle to find love again after she arrives in a small North Carolina town.

When a mysterious young woman (Julianne Hough, Rock of Ages) arrives in Southport, her reluctance to join the tight-knit community raises questions about her past. Slowly, she begins putting down roots and gains the courage to start a relationship with Alex (Josh Duhamel, Transformers franchise), a widowed store owner with two young children. But dark secrets intrude on her new life with such terror that she is forced to rediscover the meaning of sacrifice and finds she must rely on the power of love.

The Lucky One (2012)

Zac Efron (17 Again) stars with Taylor Schilling (TV’s “Orange is the New Black”) and Blythe Danner (Meet the Parents franchise) in this romantic drama directed by Academy Award®-nominated writer/director Scott Hicks (Shine, 1996). U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault (Efron) returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq with the one thing he credits for keeping him alive — a photograph he found of a woman he doesn’t even know. Learning her name is Beth (Schilling) and where she lives, he shows up at her door, and ends up taking a job at her family-run local kennel. Despite her initial mistrust and the complications in her life, a romance develops between them, giving Logan hope that Beth could be much more than his good luck charm.

Dear John (2010)

Directed by Lasse Halström, Dear John tells the story of John Tyree (Channing Tatum, Magic Mike), a young soldier home on leave, and Savannah Curtis (Amanda Seyfried, Les Miserables), the idealistic college student he falls in love with during her spring vacation. Over the next seven tumultuous years, the couple is separated by John’s increasingly dangerous deployments. While meeting only sporadically, they stay in touch by sending a stream of love letters which eventually triggers fateful consequences.

Nights in Rodanthe (2008)

This rich tale of hearts awakening stars Richard Gere (Arbitrage) and Diane Lane (Secretariat). Gere is Paul, a surgeon who long ago unwittingly traded family for career. Lane is Adrienne, a devoted mother trying to move on after her husband’s infidelity and struggling with his desire to return to their marriage. At a remote inn on the Outer Banks, both separately expect to do some serious soul-searching. But an approaching storm forces each to turn to the other for strength, setting the stage for a life-resonating romance.

The Notebook (2004)

The Notebook is a story of lost chances, growing up, and the power of enduring love. Spanning six decades, the romantic story focuses on two teenagers from opposite sides of the tracks (Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams) who fall in love during one summer but are tragically forced apart. When they reunite seven years later, their passionate romance is rekindled, forcing one of them to choose between true love and class order.

A Walk to Remember (2002)

The inspiring coming-of-age story about first love, A Walk to Remember is about two very different North Carolina teenagers: Landon Carter (Shane West, TV’s “ER”), a troubled, unmotivated but very popular student, and Jamie Sullivan (Mandy Moore, Tangled), the serious and conservative daughter of a preacher. As love pulls them closer, peer pressure and lifestyles seek to break them apart. Directed by Adam Shankman (Rock of Ages), A Walk to Remember co-stars Peter Coyote (Erin Brockovich) and Daryl Hannah (Kill Bill Vols. 1 + 2).

Message in a Bottle (1999)

In this tale of love lost and found, grieving widower Garret Blake (Kevin Costner, Dances with Wolves) may know how to build boats, but cannot rebuild his life. Theresa (Robin Wright, TV’s “House of Cards”), a lonely divorcee and researcher for the Chicago Tribune, comes to his North Carolina village to find him, knowing that Garret is the author of the message she found inside a bottle on a Cape Cod beach. And she knows the message spoke to her in a way that profoundly touched her heart. Directed by Luis Mandoki (When a Man Loves a Woman), the film co-stars Paul Newman as Garret’s father.                 

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has been kind enough to offer one Nicholas Sparks Valentine’s Day Gift Set for giveaway to one of our readers. To enter complete the Rafflecopter form, and leave a comment telling us: “How you plan to spend Valentine’s Day?” OR What your favourite Nicholas Sparks production has been?

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* This giveaway is open to residents of the US only. Giveaway ends at 12AM EST on February 8, 2014. 

Don’t forget to pick up your copy of this amazing DVD collection on January 28, 2014!

To learn more about the Nicholas Sparks Limited Edition Collection visit the Official WB Shop, Facebook Page or check out the YouTube Channel.

Disclosure: I have received a copy of the Nicholas Spark’s Limited DVD Edition in exchange for this review. No other compensation has been received. All opinions expressed are those of my own.

49 Comments on Feel the Love this Valentine’s Day with Nicholas Sparks Limited Edition DVD Collection

  1. Lynda Cook
    January 17, 2014 at 1:41 pm (4 years ago)

    not planning on doing anything for valentines, but I do know my oldest daughter would love to have this set, she owns all of his books and she also loves the movies!!

  2. lori b
    January 17, 2014 at 2:23 pm (4 years ago)

    if the hubby is home we will go out for a nice dinner together, if he’s not home, I will probably order pizza for my son and i

  3. Monique L. S.
    January 17, 2014 at 3:16 pm (4 years ago)

    I love The Notebook. The movie was great too — I really felt for the characters.

  4. Melissa
    January 17, 2014 at 6:46 pm (4 years ago)

    Probably just hanging out at home w the kids. We arenr big Valentine’s celebraters

  5. Tandi Cortez-Rios
    January 17, 2014 at 7:18 pm (4 years ago)

    My husband and I are taking the kids out to dinner and a movie.

  6. Tanis
    January 17, 2014 at 8:09 pm (4 years ago)

    The Notebook was my favorite! So romantic and sad! And no real plans this year with a little guy now!

  7. Tammy Dalley
    January 17, 2014 at 8:19 pm (4 years ago)

    The Notebook is my favorite

  8. eleanor
    January 17, 2014 at 8:30 pm (4 years ago)

    My favourite movie is The Notebook. I plan to spend Valentine’s at home with dinner and a movie.

  9. Cheryl Grandy
    January 17, 2014 at 9:29 pm (4 years ago)

    I’m going to a dinner theatre for Valentine’s Day.

  10. charityk
    January 17, 2014 at 10:25 pm (4 years ago)

    would love to go out with my hubby on valentines day

  11. Lindsay Cyr
    January 18, 2014 at 10:17 am (4 years ago)

    We don’t have any major plans for Valentine’s Day, we will probably just have a nice dinner at home with the kids. My favorite Nicholas Sparks book/movie is The Notebook, I have read the book twice and watched the movie at least 20 times, and love it every time!

  12. Judy C (Judy Cowan)
    January 18, 2014 at 11:40 am (4 years ago)

    Not sure what we are up to for Valentine’s Day yet, depends on whether or not hubby is working.

  13. Jenness M
    January 18, 2014 at 12:57 pm (4 years ago)

    The Notebook is my fave Sparks movie.

  14. kim burnett
    January 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm (4 years ago)

    Im not sure what we will do for valentines yet but I will spend it with my hubby!

  15. Jennifer C aka JusticeSadie
    January 18, 2014 at 2:44 pm (4 years ago)

    I love them all but the Notebook is my all time favorite. Night at the Rondanthe was on TV last night…it had been forever since I watched it and forgot how much I too love that one. Not sure the plans for Valentines day..Hope he comes up with a nice surprise!! 😀 <3

  16. Victoria Ess
    January 18, 2014 at 4:31 pm (4 years ago)

    The Notebook is a perpetual favourite of mine.

  17. steve weber
    January 18, 2014 at 5:12 pm (4 years ago)

    working and then we are getting couples massages.

  18. Jennifer Juenke
    January 18, 2014 at 5:53 pm (4 years ago)

    The Notebook I saw in the theater and could NOT leave until everyone had left because I was crying so hard. Such a great and loving tale

  19. Wendy R.
    January 18, 2014 at 7:02 pm (4 years ago)

    The Notebook is such a great movie. No plans for Valentine’s.

  20. Natalie
    January 18, 2014 at 7:34 pm (4 years ago)

    The notebook is my favorite movie!

  21. Andrea Amy
    January 18, 2014 at 11:48 pm (4 years ago)

    I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. I love Nicholas Sparks. I am currently reading his most recent novel the longest ride but my all time favourite is The Notebook with A Walk to Remember to in close second. I’ve read Safe Haven (and loved it) but have not seen that movie yet. Thanks for the chance.

    • Andrea Amy
      January 18, 2014 at 11:49 pm (4 years ago)

      sorry, delete my entries. didn’t see this was for US only 🙁

  22. Tram Le
    January 19, 2014 at 12:15 am (4 years ago)

    The Notebook was definitely my favorite.

  23. nuronerd
    January 19, 2014 at 5:50 pm (4 years ago)

    Valentine’s Day is always a surprise. I never know where we are going until my boyfriend tells me the day of. I love the surprise.

  24. Ren
    January 19, 2014 at 7:21 pm (4 years ago)

    A Walk to Remember is my fav! this is making me in the mood to watch it again…
    The Notebook is a close second.

  25. angela m
    January 20, 2014 at 11:24 am (4 years ago)

    We are planning to go to a Ice wine festival

  26. Florence C
    January 22, 2014 at 4:43 pm (4 years ago)

    The Notebook is a favorite of mine.

  27. SueSueper
    January 24, 2014 at 8:15 pm (4 years ago)

    I plan to spend Valentines quietly at home 🙂

  28. Renee G
    January 26, 2014 at 9:03 pm (4 years ago)

    I plan to spend a quiet evening at home with my husband.

  29. Sunshine G
    January 28, 2014 at 6:07 pm (4 years ago)

    I loved Nights in Rondanthe – I remember seeing it in the theatre years ago!

  30. Tammy Woodall
    January 30, 2014 at 8:30 pm (4 years ago)

    My favorite Nicholas Sparks Book/Movie is “The Notebook.”

  31. Christy Martin
    January 31, 2014 at 8:17 am (4 years ago)

    I loved The Notebook and I will probably be spending Valentine’s Day studying and a few glasses of wine after!

  32. Tammy S
    January 31, 2014 at 12:21 pm (4 years ago)

    I loved the book and the movie for The Notebook. We are just having dinner at home for Valentines Day.

  33. Jenny
    January 31, 2014 at 6:44 pm (4 years ago)

    Plan to spend Valentine’s day watching a movie with my hubby!

  34. Alexa Nernberg
    February 1, 2014 at 1:41 pm (4 years ago)

    We don’t normally celebrate Valentine’s Day in our household, but we usually have cinnamon heart candies to snack on in February. Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway and for the opportunity to participate

  35. Belinda McNabb
    February 2, 2014 at 6:01 pm (4 years ago)

    Message in a bottle is my favorite

  36. latanya
    February 2, 2014 at 10:57 pm (4 years ago)

    a walk to remember

  37. Chloe N
    February 3, 2014 at 11:34 am (4 years ago)

    The Notebook is my absolute favorite

  38. al
    February 3, 2014 at 2:07 pm (4 years ago)

    dining out

  39. Laurie B
    February 3, 2014 at 2:29 pm (4 years ago)

    My husband works nights so we will have a nice dinner together and when he goes to work and the kids are in bed I am going to sit back and watch the Notebook. Never seen it before but heard lots.

  40. Crystal Englot
    February 3, 2014 at 3:20 pm (4 years ago)

    We are celebrating V-day early! I need to go to Saskatoon to do a presentation at Scentsy Spring SPrint on the 11th, so we are dropping our son off at my parents for a couple days. I already booked our hotel room complete with hot tub in it, bought a bottle of wine and will be enjoying the evening before my conference with my hubby!

  41. Jonnie
    February 4, 2014 at 12:32 pm (4 years ago)

    The Notebook is my favorite Nicholas Sparks production

  42. Amy Orvin
    February 5, 2014 at 9:40 pm (4 years ago)

    I will Just stay home and watch movies on valentine’s day

  43. tennille
    February 6, 2014 at 12:48 am (4 years ago)

    Valentines day this year will be a little hectic as both hubby and I are working and the boys are at daycare. We will have a fun dinner and maybe do something special on the Sat.

  44. Stephanie (@akronugurl)
    February 6, 2014 at 1:30 pm (4 years ago)

    i will be alone lol

  45. liz l
    February 6, 2014 at 11:53 pm (4 years ago)

    I love the Notebook

  46. Dawn S.
    February 7, 2014 at 1:09 am (4 years ago)

    My husband has to work a 24 hour shift on Valentines Day, so I’m going to babysit for a friend and her fiance.

  47. Maria medeiros
    February 7, 2014 at 12:42 pm (4 years ago)

    Omg! Sweeeeet! I’m going to spend it with hubby and my daughters. Watch a movie after we put them to bed. This would be sweeet! Oh and I love all the films!

  48. Teresa Thompson
    February 7, 2014 at 1:54 pm (4 years ago)

    Message in a bottle is my favorite.


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