Monday, February 11, 2013
Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
Released: September 14th 2010
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Page Amount: 352, Kindle Edition
Source: Own, Kindle
" 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."
- From Goodreads.com
I have always been a huge Nicholas Sparks fan. So I am so shocked I haven't picked up Safe Haven until now. Nicholas Sparks never fails to deliver for me. Safe Haven is no exception. This is a heart breaking story of a woman that manages to escape her abusive husband. Living in a small town she begins to fall for a man, Alex, who owns a little grocery store. He lost his wife a few years back. Not only does Katie (Erin), get closer to him but his two children Josh and Kristen.
You can't help but feel her pain and hope she gets a happy ending she deserves.
All and all I really loved it!! 5/5 stars, Happy Reading, Ashley