The Sacramento Bee: Godiva Chocolatier and Bestselling Author Nicholas Sparks Present the "Sweetest Story Ever Told"

February 1st, 2012

The Sacramento Bee
Feb. 1, 2012
By Godiva Chocolatier

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — This Valentine’s Day, Godiva Chocolatier is creating the perfect marriage of romance and prose by partnering with New York Times bestselling author and world-acclaimed novelist Nicholas Sparks for its 2012 Valentine’s Day Sweepstakes. One lucky chocolate lover will have the chance to meet the author of award-winning novels such as The Notebook and The Best of Me, attend the premiere of his latest movie, The Lucky One, before it hits theaters on April 20th, and have their name inscribed in literature forever, as a character in one of Sparks’ upcoming books.

To celebrate the season of love, Godiva is encouraging fans to share their sweetest love stories exclusively on for a chance to win the ultimate Valentine’s Day experience. The Grand Prize winner of the sweepstakes will have the opportunity to meet with Nicholas Sparks who will consult with them on how to write their own love story, inspired from their own personal life history and anecdotes. Sparks will also name an upcoming character in one of his books after the Grand Prize winner, giving them a lifetime of personalized romance within an acclaimed novel. Finally, the winner will have the rare opportunity to grace the red carpet at The Lucky One movie premiere, receive a complete autographed set of seventeen Nicholas Sparks love stories and indulge in a year’s worth of Godiva chocolate.

“At Godiva, we are dedicated to creating special moments for our loyal customers and this year, we are excited to offer one lucky chocolate lover memories that will last a lifetime,” says Jim Goldman, President and CEO, Godiva Chocolatier Worldwide. “Our unprecedented partnership with the talented Nicholas Sparks will not only delight our Grand Prize winner in the months to come, but will allow them to live on as the namesake of a literary character forever.”

“To me, Godiva is synonymous with love.  There is no better key to a woman’s heart, than the gift of decadent chocolates,” says Sparks.  “I am thrilled to partner with Godiva this Valentine’s Day and I am looking forward to meeting the Grand Prize Winner of the ‘Sweetest Story Ever Told’ sweepstakes and learning about their personal love story.”