Sunday, June 9, 2013

Safe Haven Review

Title: Safe Haven

Author: Nicholas Sparks

Pages: 368

Rating: 4.5/5

It's kind of a book for adults but I enjoyed it! Haven't seen the movie so I can't tell you if it is like the movie or not...All I can tell you is that the book is super!
Katie has moved to Southport, NC to escape from her horrible life. She has managed to escape from her husband and is now living in a tiny house on the outskirts of town. To pay rent she works at a diner and has a next-door neighbor called Jo who she quickly becomes friends with.
Alex is a store owner with two kids that he raises alone since his wife died. When he meets Katie he becomes intrigued. (I wouldn't call it love at first sight) She goes to his shop and he finally invites her to go on a trip to the beach with all of them.
As they fall in love she tells him the truth about her past and even her real name which she had to give up to stay safe. When danger strikes will that pull them apart or will they conquer?
Yes I know I didn't write a bunch about the book! It would ruin it if I did! Some things are better to be discovered on your own. Just because I like spoilers doesn't mean you will! This book is reminds me of another movie but this is much better than that movie. Can't wait to see Safe Haven! By the time I get around to it I will probably be able to watch it on TV without paying for it!

About The Author

As a child, Nicholas Sparks lived in Minnesota, Los Angeles, and Grand Island, Nebraska, finally settling in Fair Oaks, California at the age of eight. His father was a professor, his mother a homemaker, then optometrist's assistant. He lived in Fair Oaks through high school, graduated valedictorian in 1984, and received a full track scholarship to the University of Notre Dame.
After breaking the Notre Dame school record as part of a relay team in 1985 as a freshman (a record which still stands), he was injured and spent the summer recovering. During that summer, he wrote his first novel, though it was never published. He majored in Business Finance and graduated with high honors in 1988.
He and his wife Catherine, who met on spring break in 1988, were married in July, 1989. While living in Sacramento, he wrote his second novel that same year, though again, it wasn't published. He worked a variety of jobs over the next three years, including real estate appraisal, waiting tables, selling dental products by phone, and started his own small manufacturing business which struggled from the beginning. In 1990, he collaborated on a book with Billy Mills, the Olympic Gold Medalist and it was published by Feather Publishing before later being picked up by Random House. (It was recently re-issued by Hay House Books.) Though it received scant publicity, sales topped 50,000 copies in the first year of release.


  1. I love this book - I thought that the book was much better than the movie.

  2. Thanks for telling me! Now I don't have to watch the movie! :D