Safe Haven

Safe HavenNicholas Sparks Safe Haven Is Now A Movie Starring Josh Duhamel.When A Mysterious Young Woman Named Katie Appears In The Small North Carolina Town Of Southport, Her Reluctance To Join The Tight Knit Community Raises Questions About Her Past Beautiful Yet Unassuming, Katie Is Determined To Avoid Forming Personal Ties Until A Series Of Events Leads Her To Begin To Let Down Her Guard.Despite Her Reservations, Katie Gains The Courage To Start A Relationship With Alex, A Widowed Store Owner With Two Young Children But Dark Secrets Intrude On Her New Life With Such Terror That She S Forced To Rediscover The Meaning Of Sacrifice And Rely On The Power Of Love In This Deeply Moving Romantic Thriller. I almost liked this book Almost an added star This is my 4th Sparks book Message in a Bottle 2 stars The Lucky One 1 star Three Weeks With My Brother 1 star.This is the winning book for February 2011 Bestseller Book chosen by The Filipino Group here in Goodreads I bought this book at regular price I waited for the mass paperback cheaper edition but it is almost a year now since this book came out February just started and I was about to open the thread I am one of the moderators of that group so I grabbed me a copy I am saying this just to explain that I have to love this book because I spent a fortune for it and I should try to entice members to read by coming up with a fair review.Which is a roller coaster.First hundred pages Typical Sparks Reading him is like eating at McDonalds You know the taste No surprises If you want quick fix to your hunger, you pass by an outlet Quality food at reasonable price What I am saying is that there is nothing wrong with Nicholas Sparks novels You want romance, you get romance You just read to be entertained, you get entertained You don t want mind boggling read, you just read and no need to think You get what you expect.Second hundred pages So I thought Because suddenly, Nicholas Sparks made a detour Unlike the first 3 books, he tried to become something that he hasn t done before He tried to write a suspense thriller novel Ala Ken Follett Sparks caught my attention He pulled it off as he stole
Opening line As Katie wound her way among the tables, a breeze from the Atlantic rippled through her hair Wow, this is definitely one of the better Sparks books I ve read, I sure hope he keeps going in this darker, less sappy direction with the next book too I picked up SAFE HAVEN during a very busy time in my life and still found it unputdownable Full of twists and turns, mystery and surprise and a HUGE suspense factor throughout Of course we also get the romance nicely done and it again takes place in a small North Carolina town write what you know but this was way darker then anything of Sparks I ve read before With a slowly and deliciously unravelling story, we don t ever get a huge background dump with any of the characters multiple POV s instead their lives, secrets and issues are gradually introduced, which I loved And the bad guy here, jeez he was horrible, and I mean that in a good way The kind of character that you love to hate, but I also really enjoyed getting into his hea
2.5 rounded upIt s not so much that there is anything bad about this book, it is just that it is boring A very large portion of the story is devoted to describing the day to day life of the characters who live in a small, seaside town What one does as they get up, what they eat, how they cook, the routine conversations between family members, what they buy at the grocery store, which tablecloth to put out etc etc., comprises not only most of the book, but each of our own daily lives While familiar, it s NOT what most sit down to read about We all live i
3.5 rounded up People hide the truth because they re afraid My second time reading Safe Haven, the first half was a bit slow We don t know about Katie s past yet, and we simply follow the beginnings of her settling into the small town of Southport and starting a relationship with Alex the local general store owner.As her background is slowly revealed, I began to fear for her That this new life she made for herself could be taken away at any moment The final part of the book is drama filled view spoiler Katie s Erin s psycho abusive ex husband tracks her down and attempts to burn the house
This book, in my opinion, was completely different from any other book I ve read of Sparks And that is a good thing I would classify this book as a romantic suspense, or even a suspense in general There were many instances where my heart was racing, and I couldn t find the strength to put the book down And, as with all of Sparks book, I found myself tearing up in parts But not for the normal mushy gushy reasons Instead, I was crying becaus
When you don t have any family to turn to and you think your in this world by yourself you still have to keep strength to keep moving on.This woman is treated so badly by her husband that is a detective, so why would anyone give her the time of day and belive her story The big house, nice clothes, shoes, that should be all we need right She makes a brake for it but her husband is really good at his job Little does she know there is another good kin
That ending I did not see that coming Ahhhh I m literally speechless and my heart is racing I should start off by saying that I already knew I would love this book before actually reading it I ve been a huge Nicholas Sparks fan since high school Happy to say I loved this and I was captivated from the very beginning I know his writing style can be a bit difficult to get used to, and some people find it boring I do not find it boring at all.Safe Haven follows the life of Katie, as she tries to hide from her husband, Kevin Basically she has been physically abused by her husband for years and she finally decides to run She arrives at Southport emotionally and physically scarred, and begins to form a new life There she starts a relationship with Alex, who is a widowed father of two children, and she slowly begins to let her guard down Not to mention her friendship with Jo That s all I can say about the plot without spoiling anything But this story All the feels All of them The characters were really likable, with
I ve come to believe that in everyone s life there s one undeniable moment of change A set of circumstances that suddenly alters everything Really enjoyed this one I watched the movie before I read the book and shocking as it is I preferred the movie over the book, just a little bit The characters and plot were well developed throughout the story but there were a few parts that either lacked a bit too much or felt out of place Overall a great read buuut I
I bought this book on a whim All the ladies at my workplace seem to be reading it and I keep overhearing them rave about it It s Nicholas Sparks best book yet When I got up to the register the lady ringing me up said, Ooh, Nicholas Sparks I love his books They re soo good Oh, and look It s going to be a movie Gotta see that one Mind you I had two other books in the pile, not a word about those I didn t have high expectations for this book because it didn t seem like my kind of thing But I figured it s good to expand one s horizons I shouldn t be so judgmental Maybe I d have something to talk to my co workers about, other than the weather or work The story was OK Definitely not bad The love interest, Alex, was a nice guy, albeit too good to be true But this is a Nicholas Sparks novel right I assumed certain stereotypes would reign His kids seemed cute and equally too good to be true Our heroine, Katie, aka Erin, was also OK considering how annoying this character had potential to be and given that she was also a stereotype blonde and lanky, skinny with big breasts which is almost verbatim her p
This is a MUST read for anyone in an abusive relationship It will give you the courage needed to escape I have a personal friend who did this exact thing and now her life is much better When I listened to her tell her story it sounded exactly like Safe Haven N

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  • Paperback
  • 365 pages
  • Safe Haven
  • Nicholas Sparks
  • English
  • 06 January 2017
  • 9780751548525