Sunday, April 21, 2013

Review: Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

Author: Nicholas Sparks
ISBN-13: 9781455523559
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 12/18/2012

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.

I have been a fan of Nicholas Sparks since I first read the Notebook in high school.  I haven't read all of his books.  I've probably seen more of his movies.  But I've read a few.  This book along with his others seem to have a slow easy pace.  They have action and romance, but it's slow and easy.
I liked this book.  It wasn't a book I couldn't put down.  A few times I found myself skimming some of the internal monologue because it was repetitive.  It was repetitive on purpose I know, because we were in the mind of a guy that was having a breakdown. 
I found myself more interested in what the movie would be like than enraptured by the book. 
That being said, it was a good fast read and I would recommend it for a day when you want to lay around and have nothing real exciting on the to-read list.
Good news, now I can go watch a couple hours of Josh Duhamel:)  Here's something for your viewing pleasure.

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