Safe Haven by Nicholas SparksSafe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

Safe Haven

byNicholas Sparks

Paperback | December 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.
With over 100 million copies of his books sold, Nicholas Sparks is one of the world's most beloved storytellers. His novels include fourteen #1New York Timesbestsellers, and all of his books, includingThree Weeks with My Brother, the memoir he wrote with his brother, Micah, have beenNew York Timesand international bestsellers, and were...
Title:Safe HavenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 1 inPublished:December 18, 2012Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1455546828

ISBN - 13:9781455546824

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such an interesting story! Loved these characters and the story line. Awesome read! #Plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Nicholas Sparks Book! I bought this book years ago when it was released, and I've read it 3 times over the years. It's really a great story, always gets my emotions moving.
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it Great book. Author never fails
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Book! This was hands down one of the best books I have ever read! I was guled to it and could not sleep. Nicholas Sparks is an AMAZING author who never fails at writing such captivating love stories. I am a huge fan!
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very good ending I enjoyed this novel and I was able to appreciate the strength and resilience in Katie's character. At times, I found it very cheesy and too good to be true -I wasn't able to feel the genuineness in Katie and Alex's relationship. I also didn't like how Katie happened to have gotten everything that she needed especially through Alex. I would've rather Katie was more independent in embracing the hardship in her life. However, I thought the ending and the mini plot twist was pulled together well. The comfort and safety of a family and true love always pulls through. Sparks has never failed to tug at my heart strings.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost as good as 'A Walk to Remember'! I didn't think any other Nicholas Sparks novel could compare to A Walk to Remember ... but this one came really close! I would absolutely recommend this one to anyone, even to people who aren't a fan of romance novels.
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost as good as 'A Walk to Remember'! I didn't think any other Nicholas Sparks book could compare to A Walk to Remember ... but this one came really close! It was captivating, and I would say it's one of his more original stories (certainly has some darker elements than most of his other books). Overall, a great read!
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Captivating, easy to read... I just wish that there hadn't been any supernatural elements to it...
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Romance One of my favourite NS novels. Have read the book first then saw the movie.
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book I loved this book very much
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from :) loved the book and the movie
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You can always count of him for a great love story Always a great story line that gets me every time.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down Another great story from Sparks. Kept me reading from the beginning to the tension filled conclusion. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sparks Outdoes Himself! I loved how he matched a thrilling, eerie plot with heartwarming characters - the blend equaled to a read I couldn't put down! Widowed Alex has been through enough heartache with raising two small children after losing his wife. When he meets "Katie", her standoffish presence entices him. For both, kind love has seemed like a foreign concept for quite some time. With discovering parts of themselves as they get to know each other, you fall in love with the characters and the complexities of Katie's past. The conclusion is nail-biting, Sparks doesn't fail to disappoint!!
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great romance Great and thrilling love story
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great story! The storyline is gripping and at times it feels like a bit of a thriller. If you enjoy some romance but also being on the edge of your seat, this is a good book for you :)
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Romance Cute Romance! Great love story
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful loved the story line, such a good read !
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this! I loved the storyline in this book! So good.
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of Spark's best I love when Nicholas Sparks combines romance with suspense, such as in this book and in The Guardian.
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Nicholas Sparks really knows how to write romantic novels with storylines!
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my Favourites Of all of the Sparks books I have read, this one stands out because of it's unique storyline, at least compared to his other books that I have read. Contrary to many others who I know have read this book, it surprised me up until the end. I definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Amazing Safe Haven is an overall amazing book. It's not for everyone as it can get violent and deals with serious issues, however, the overall plot is good and you'll come to find yourself loving and fighting for Katie to get through and succeed.
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Good This is a case of the movie being just as good as the book. The plot is interesting, the romance is realistic, and the plot twist is a lot of fun. I also really loved being inside of Kevin's head, so fascinating.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it This was a great book! I would recommend it to anyone :)
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! Such a good read, couldn't set it down.
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So Cute This was such a great book, I've reread multiple times. There was something about the character Katie that I love so much. A great character with so much strength. Nicholas Sparks delivers a nice romance as well.
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! Love! first read from the author Nicholas Sparks and I fell in love. The movie was also beautiful
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite! Safe Haven is my favorite of all of Nicholas Sparks' novels, and I thought he did such an amazing job writing from the perspective of the controlling ex husband. As well, I really loved how seamlessly the suspense elements were woven in around the romance, and this is a book that I definitely didn't ever want to come to an end.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like the story! Nicholas Sparks is one of my favourite authors and this book doesn't disappoint. I loved the added mystery/suspense. Would recommend for sure.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great story Another beautiful story from Nicholas Sparks! It's easy to read and it's a page turner. I enjoyed both the book and the movie.
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes You Believe I love Nicolas Sparks Books. He writes real romance, that makes the heart happy.
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WAY better than the movie! Loved this book as I love all Sparks books. The plot was great and the details were exhilarating. Couldn't have asked for more. Loved the different perspectives of characters!
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Satisfying I think this was the first book I read my Nicholas Sparks and it set the standard high - I really enjoyed it!
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful This story was truly beautiful. I don't know if I can even explain why I loved this book so much. The characters are great, the romance is done well, and the conclusion was overall satisfying.
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read. I found this book suspenseful and very hard to put down! One of my favourites for sure!
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Amazing, emotional and gripping a must read
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Page turner Was hooked on this book from start to finish, couldn't put it down until I finished it. Of all the Nicholas Sparks books, this one is hands down my favourite one. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a thrilling love story I started reading this book on break while on a midnight shift when a coworker forgot to take it home. I instantly became invested in the characters and their story, and was on the edge of my seat waiting for to see if he would figure out her past or if her husband would find her. I was devastated when she took the book home and rushed out to buy it so i would know how it ended. It was a love story and a thrilling suspense novel all in one and I loved it! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book Exciting and captivating, keeps you interested and want to keep reading it. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put the book down I finished reading this book in two and a half days. Sparks truly knows how to make your heart race with Safe Haven! This book has my heart like no other!
Date published: 2016-10-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from easy read slow at the beginning. great ending!
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! Besides The Notebook, this is definitely my favourite Nicholas Sparks novel. I felt so connected to the characters and was able to feel what they were feeling. I felt the nervousness, the excitement and the anxiousness that was being described. I couldn't wait to read how it ended. I read this almost all in a day. I couldn't put it down. I'm definitely looking forward to his next novel, his stories always exceed my expectations of an amazing love story, and now almost a thriller!
Date published: 2011-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent As Always I had mixed feelings about reading this book but once I started there was no stopping me it turned out to be very good. I could not put it down this is another great book that Nicholas Sparks has written. The ending has such a great twist it was not what I expected it to be. Treat yourself to a great story.
Date published: 2011-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ok I love anything Nicholas Sparks and I think he did an Alright job with this one. I kind of expected more, but I can't choose how I want the book to end. Just when you built a relationship with the characters, the story ends. Overall it was a good book. I liked the perspective of the crazy drunk husband. Best part of the book.
Date published: 2010-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Safe Haven I love NS books but they can be a bit predictable. Not this one. I think this started out to be his usual but there is clearly some difficult issues he address in this book with a clarity that is uncomfortable but necessary. The ending is fabulous. If you are one of the readers who skips to the end. DON'T you will spoil it for certain. This is a great read! I cannot wait to see the movie.
Date published: 2010-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! Sparks did it again. If anyone is a big fan of Nicholas Sparks and his other works, you will definitely enjoy this!!! I couldn't put the book down even while I wasn't supposed to be reading it in class :) Great work !
Date published: 2010-09-27