Safe Haven

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 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.
ISBN: 9780446547598
Characteristics: 340 pages ;,22 cm.


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Mar 21, 2018

Safe Haven was one of the best books I've ever read! Definately recommend it!

VaughanPLTracy Dec 07, 2016

I was weary of picking up a Nicholas Sparks book as I hear his stories tend to have a heartbreaking and depressing ending (which often seems to be the case with the movies that come from his books), but I decided to pick up the book, <i>Safe Haven</i>, because I was pleased with the movie. This book provides so much more insight into Katie’s thoughts feelings than the movie was able to provide (which I find most movies fail to provide in comparison to their book counterparts). Overall, I was pleased with this story, and I am now more inclined to pick up another of Sparks’ works.

Aug 24, 2015

this book is so good. It shows us all that we can over come so much is our lives. It gives me strength to move forward in my life.

Maria_mcdo Apr 30, 2015

Prompted me to visit the place. Feel in love with the place southport :)

A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "This book is essentially set in Southport North Carolina and follows the life of a woman named Erin. It is here that she begins a new life for herself after escaping an abusive relationship at the hands of her husband. She endeavors to maintain anonymity and privacy using a new identity and calls herself Katie. Despite her efforts she meets and befriends a neighbor named Jo and a widower named Alex to whom she becomes romantically and intimately connected. Their future, safety, and happiness are at risk because Katie's husband Kevin (to whom she is still legally married) is obsessed with trying to find her ... [edited for spoilers] ... There is a good resolution to the story and an enjoyable outcome for readers.

Jun 12, 2014

I really enjoyed reading this book! It was very good and it keeps you wanting to read more.

HappyPaige Jun 12, 2014

Enjoyable evening read!!

Jun 11, 2014

I really enjoyed this book much more then I did the movie. I love how Sparks truly develops his characters and fleshes them out a lot more than other authors.

Jun 03, 2014

good book!

Nov 27, 2013

I watched the movie, which was entertaining, but I agree with some of the other folks who have commented that they liked the book better. I thought the character of Kevin was so much more well-developed in the book and liked the way Sparks was able to show how his mind was deteriorating.

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Sep 23, 2013

Other: Release date February 14, 2013 (USA)

Jun 10, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: There is a very intense section of this book at the end in which there is arson, guns, and drunkenness.

nathalienp Aug 30, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.


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