Safe Haven

Paperback | December 18, 2012

byNicholas Sparks

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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.

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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 over 100 million copies of his books sold, Nicholas Sparks is one of the world's most beloved storytellers. His novels include 12 #1 New York Times bestsellers. All his books have been New York Times and international bestsellers, and were translated into more than 50 languages. Ten Sparks novels have been adapted into major mo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 1 inPublished:December 18, 2012Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1455523550

ISBN - 13:9781455523559

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Date published: 2016-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sparks never disappoints. A riveting and suspenseful story about healing, second chances, love and destiny that will clench your heart and send your emotions through the roof. Done through Sparks' usual casual storytelling and poetic endings.
Date published: 2015-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Sparks Novel. EVER. I read this book long before the movie came out and absolutely loved it! Still do. Normally not a huge reader but with Safe Haven, I could not put it down. I pulled an all nighter the first time I read it, it was so good! I was enraged that the movie didn't do this book any justice at all.. but that's no surprise!
Date published: 2014-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a good book! This book had my attention from the beginning. I had a hard time putting the book down and was always thinking about the part the I did read. Awesome ending, unexpected. Truly a good book!
Date published: 2013-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It!! This was one of the best books i have ever read. I wanted to read it before i watched the movie and Im glad i did. I have read many books by nicholas sparks, the notebook, the last song, dear john and more but this was particularly interesting with a hint of suspence and some tears of sadness of coarse. Great book you will enjoy reading chapters at a time, wish it was longer, did not want to stop reading
Date published: 2013-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Book! I appsolutely hate reading! but when i saw the preview for the movie i just couldn't wait to watch it so i bought the book and read it. i liked the book so much it only took me 5 day to read it. it was definitely my favorite! can't wait to see the movie now.
Date published: 2013-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read I read this book as I usually do before one of Nicholas Spark's books hits the big screen, I didn't know what it was about going into it I only knew that I had to read it and odds are I was going to enjoy it, seeing as I have yet to read a Sparks novel I didn't enjoy. I was NOT disappointed, right from the get-go I was hooked this is one of those books that you pick up and don't end up putting it down until you've finished. The story is great and quickly paced, the characters are well thought out, I also found that this book handled the subject of domestic violence and abuse very well. And while I do generally find his books somewhat predictable (part of what I like about them) the ending on this one surprised me, although in hindsight I should have seen the twist coming. If you're looking for a quick easy ready and are a Nicholas Sparks fan you won't be diappointed.
Date published: 2013-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MUST READ! I have to say this book is one of the BEST books I have read in a long time. It's so addicting! I started reading it on Monday and finished it on Wednesday! I couldn't put the book down. I am now counting down for the movie to come out.
Date published: 2013-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best of Sparks I have only read a few or three Nicholas Sparks novels, but this is the best one of the bunch. Admittedly, I read this because it is being released as a movie shortly, with Josh Duhamel, and I couldn't resist (blush)! But the story moved quickly, was really interesting as it jumped between Katie's story and Kevin's. The twisty ending all reviewers write about was both good and bad. I was very pleased with the way the story resolved, and the closing words, but I could have done without the twisty part, which I didn't think lent anything to the story. In all, a recommended read from Sparks.
Date published: 2013-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ADDICTING! Warning! sooooo Addicting! I couldn't stop reading it, finished it in two days. It was very empowering and i loved the ending! I Highly recommend this book!!!
Date published: 2012-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from captivating This was my first Nicholas Sparks novel and i am currently on my fifth! He does not only write about love but about the characters emotions in-dept. My heart was racing fast through out this whole book. Oh wow and the ending was truly a huge twist, i would never have guessed it. I still remain shocked. I am very thrilled that this book has been turned into a movie.
Date published: 2012-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sparks is never a disappointment In the same fashion as The Guardian, Sparks submersed his readers in all the emotional ups and downs of his characters. A wonderful summer read that could be read over and over again. Enjoy!
Date published: 2012-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very inspirational! The ideas Sparks writes about are very real and the story line is well-developed. I couldn't put the book down - finished it in 2 days! I love his style of writing. I am eager to pick up another Nicholas Sparks' novel.
Date published: 2012-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of his best I have read most of Nicholas Sparks' novels and this one is definetaly one of my favorites. Not quite as typical as some of his others, ending was a bit predictable - but keeps you interested from start to finish. If you read The Guardian of A Bend in the Road and enjoyed them, then you will absolutely enjoy this one!
Date published: 2012-05-11