Safe Haven Paperback – 2 Sep 2010
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This story will tug at the heartstrings like never before (OK!)
An A-grade romantic read (Cosmopolitan)
A bittersweet love story (In Style Magazine)
Definitely one to read with a box of tissues handy (The Times) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
An epic love story from the bestselling author of THE LAST SONG and THE NOTEBOOKSee all Product Description
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The story behind this most recent book is well thought out and realistic. The characters are easy to relate to and the way the story goes from past to present works well. I really really enjoyed it - so much I went straight to Waterstones to try and buy another couple of his books.
There is also a lovely added twist at the end which leaves the reader with a big smile and warm feeling.
I see it has been made into a film and I think the storyline will lend itself very nicely to the big screen. The cynic in me asks whether Sparks is now writing FOR a film version? Whether he is or not I am finding his books to be terrific reads and this one is no exception!
Katie is a former abused spouse who has finally found the courage to run away and has built a new life for herself in the small town of Southport. She begins a relationship with the local store owner Alex, a widower with two small children. However, her abusive ex-husband, is searching for her and...
Enough already! If, like me, you've seen "Sleeping With The Enemy" then a lot of this book is going to seem old and familiar. Sparks does conjure the feeling of suspense well but there was always a niggling feeling at the back of mind that I already knew how it was all going to play out.
I did like the side story of Jo, Katie's new neighbour, which was an unexpected twist and gave a nice finish to the story. However, I don't think "Safe Haven" is a book I would be picking up to read again in a hurry.
a bit different to others i've read,keeps you guessing what's going to happen
next. was surprised with the ending but enjoyed the read all the same.
looking forward to his new book and also the lucky one being made into a film.
This is Katie/Erin`s story. The story of a young woman who is brutally and regularly beaten by her husband who becomes more and more unstable as time goes on. It's the story of how she finally gets free of him and attempts to rebuild her life, of making new friendships and of finding new love. There is a wonderful little twist at the end (which is when I reached for my tissues) and it reaffirms my beliefs in love transcending time and space.
If you're already a fan of Nicholas Sparks (and this is the second book in a row that I`ve read and really enjoyed) which it seems I'm rapidly becoming, then I'm pretty sure this will not be a disappointment to you. If you're looking for something new and like (what is basically a "chick flick" in book form) a nice love story with a H.E.A. then I'd happily recommend Safe Haven.
Life always has a few surprises and Katie is noticed by the owner of a local store and widow, Alex. From his own background he knows life has been hard for her, even though she never says a word. As they draw closer, her past finds them and now not only is her life is in danger, but Alex and his children as well.
I have to admit that I picked up this book based on the film adaptation, which I enjoyed. It took me a little while to get use to Nicholas Sparks style of writing. It seemed very simplistic to me but once I got into the story I became lost. The detail at times was a little much, do I really need to know, that she washed her hair, moisturised, put on perfume and pulled out the hair dryer. Just had a shower would have been enough for me.
Reading from Kevin’s point of view fascinated me, especially as he began to lose his mind. There was a nice build up to the finish and a great fight between all concerned. I am not sure about the twist, I can’t make my mind up if it is necessary or not, but overall I enjoyed this read. It got me away from my normal genre which was a nice change.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A beautifully written book that tugs at your heart strings and makes you need a tissue or two. I thought the whole thing was beleavable. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Abbi G
A gorgeous book that tugs at your heart strings and draws you in. He captures your heart and mind and brings you along the characters, on their journeys as though you were right... Read morePublished 28 days ago by LKTH
Loved it , some much sadness and love!! Would recommend this book to anyone that likes a love story XPublished 3 months ago
Amazing book! Must read the book before you see the film!Published 3 months ago by Jennifer Campione
There is a lot more detail and different events in the book than in the movie.I would recommend reading this book.Published 3 months ago by Becca