Review: Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

Like I always do, I read a book before I see the movie. I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I thought I could get a head start on reading Safe Haven.

Cover: Pretty

Rating: PG-13?

Thumbs Up: 4

Overall: Great

Characters: Great

Plot: Interesting

Page Turner: Yes

Series Cont: No

Recommend: Yes

Book Boyfriend: Alex

My review for Safe Haven:
I give Safe Haven 4 stars. It isn’t my favorite Sparks book, but it’s not my least favorite. The setting is in Southport, Carolina, in the 21st century. Katie has just moved to Southport, she doesn’t have a license (even though she’s 26), and she becomes a waitress. She is trying to start over from her past that was tough and everyday was drudgery. What is with her past that she decided to start over? And how did she get to Southport without a license? Katie also has a neighbor named Jo who always comes over and chats with Katie. She seems familiar and seems to know Alex’s family really well. Why does Jo seem so familiar to Katie? Then there’s Alex. He’s a veteran and a widower lost his wife and was left with 2 young children (Josh and Kristen). His in-laws give him their convenient store, which he uses as both a home and a place to support his family. Alex is a family man and always put his kids first. When Katie comes to the store, Alex’s daughter, Kristen, goes right up to Katie and becomes friends with her. As Alex gets to know Katie, he learns why she moved to Southport. As Katie tells Alex, she worries that her past might find her. Who is this “past” she’s so worried about? Will she be able to get away from it completely without being worried or haunted by it?

Safe Haven shows the theme of family and how a real family is there for you through thick and thin.


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