Book Club Friday #33

Okay, it's been ENTIRELY too long since I've linked up with HeatherKatie for Book Club Friday!

It's not that I haven't been reading, because I have, it's just that I haven't sat down to write down my reviews.

That all changes today. ;)

Today, I'm sharing Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks.

This was on my book shelf FOREVER before I finally picked it up. I did once I saw previews of the movie. I knew if I wanted to watch the movie, I had better get to reading the book!

Book description from GoodReads:

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.

My thoughts:

I absolutely loved this book. I was so enthralled with Katie's story and the love that her and Alex have with each other. The back story on Katie had me turning pages very quickly. I wanted to know what happened next the whole time! I definitely recommend this book, and I can't wait to see the movie!

I gave it 5 out of 5 stars!

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Victoria said...

one of my favorites that he wrote :)

Jess @ Blonde Meets World said...

I still have to read that one. And like you, want to read it before I watch the movie.

Have you read Divergent & Insurgent?

lil desiqua said...

I have actually never read a Nicholas Sparks book, but this one sounds really good! Might have to give him a chance!

Justine B said...

I thought that book was soooo good! I was definitely interested the whole time wanting to know more. I will say though, don't expect a lot out of the movie after reading the book. I was really upset about how much they changed things. I know movies are always different from the books, but this one was realyl bad!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I've read a lot of his books but not this one. I really liked the movie so I've got this one on my list now!

Kate Cee said...

I have had Safe Haven on my kindle forever. As soon as I finish my exam next week I am totally diving into this book.

Heather said...

I loved this book!! And I loved the movie too!

Dani said...

I really like the book, I was upset with how much the movie changed.

Shoshanah said...

I read this one and enjoyed it too! Although have yet to actually see the movie. I definitely had fun with it, but with a Nicholas Sparks book, how could you not?

Erin O'Riordan said...

I made myself read 'The Lucky One' before I allowed myself to watch the movie, and I'm glad I did. I loved that book, and even though the movie was good, the book was better! (Especially the ending - talk about suspense!) I haven't read any of Sparks' others, but this one sounds good.

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

I have heard great things but now I will really have to check it out after reading this review!

Sparkles and Shoes

Nicole said...

I've been on the fence about reading this, but if you gave it 5 stars, I probably will add it to my list! I've gotten some of the greatest reads from you, so keep up the book reviews!

Becca Moss said...

I absolutely loved the book! Still trying to get my husband to watch the movie with me - haven't succeeded as of YET!

Amanda TheLittleBlueBungalow said...

a friend just let me borrow that book. now i have to read it :) especially before the movie!
did you read the wedding? that's my favorite!


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