Friday, February 15, 2013

Book Club Friday-- Safe Haven.

GoodReads Synopsis: When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken, single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family.
But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her . . . a past that set her on a fearful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo’s empathic and stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards . . . and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven.

My Thoughts:  It's been a while since I read a Nicholas Sparks book, but this one has me wanting to read the ones I've missed the past few years. This book was SO good. The writing, as always, is impeccable. I love how he goes back and forth between narrators, humanizing even the villain. The story is both sweet and suspenseful. Definitely ranks up there as one of my favorite Sparks books and one of my favorite books so far this year!

13 comments:

  1. I received the book in my POPSUGAR box this month, so I'm glad that you reviewed it. I was wondering if it was good and worth my time. I'll have to read it. Thanks for this review!

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  2. I can't wait to read it this weekend! I have 3 days of fun ahead of me so hopefully there will be some down time to read this book. Thanks again for sending it to me.

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  3. Loved this book!!! It was my favorite Nicholas Sparks book! and I have literally read them all :)

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  4. I LOVED this book and I dont care that the reviews for the movie are terrible we are seeing it tomorrow

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  5. I'm reading this now, glad to hear it's a good one! Are you going to see the movie?

    {love jenny xoxo}

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  6. I read this a while ago and really enjoyed it.

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  7. this was one of my favorite NS books too,it actually didn't make me sad/annoyed/mad at the end lol

    i am so excited to see the movie version of this!

    happy friday!

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  8. I loved this book! I agree with Victoria about the ending. ;0

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  9. I'm glad you reviewed this and liked it. I'm always a little wary of Sparks novels (and movies), but have been seeing all the movie clips from this and have considered going to see it. Maybe now I will!

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  10. I've skipped reading the synopisis of this as I would like to read one of his again soon. However, I find that they always make me cry!Surely I am not alone in this one haha!!

    Happy Friday!
    Missy x

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  11. I feel like with the movie coming out everyone has been reading this lately. I actually have a copy, so hopefully I'll be able to join in and read it soon too!

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  12. thanks for stopping by my blog! I have never read Nicholas Sparks. I do love when I get different characters' POVs. And I thin Good Reads is great site and app!!

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  13. I literally just put this one down!! I loved it. How was the movie???

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