Safe Haven

Sparks, Nicholas

Book - 2010
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Safe Haven

Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780446585088
Characteristics: viii, 340 p. ;,22 cm.


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Jul 21, 2014

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.

Jul 09, 2014
  • sddepaul rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This book plot was too predictable with no surprises and so I just felt it was OK.

Jun 12, 2014
  • red_dog_3762 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Jun 12, 2014
  • HappyPaige rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Enjoyable evening read!!

Jun 11, 2014
  • bethany333 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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
  • BlueHippo rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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.

Nov 14, 2013
  • maddi_rib rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I wouldn't usually read this type of book... to be honest I didn't even look at the author and even if I did, I would not have known that he wrote the notebook or the last song either... so I read this book blind... It was one of the more beautiful things I've read. I usually devour books in an afternoon but i found myself needing to put it down to really think about it and that made it so much better too! I LOVED the plot, the characters, the setting, everything. This book has made me finally read "The Notebook" (and maybe i'll watch the movie now too!) and I am glad i have. I drank so much coffee reading this.. It was a GREAT book!

Sep 02, 2013
  • dixiedog rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks - AWESOME book. Now one of my favourite authors. Doctor-at Bass –Two! M. A.

Aug 20, 2013

Safe Haven is a book about a woman named Katie who is a transplant to the small town of Southport in North Carolina. In the beginning of the book Katie is determined not to make any personal ties but that changes after she gets a new neighbour and friend named Jo. That's when she starts to get curious about Alex who is a widowed, store owner with two kids. Katie seems unassuming at first but you can tell she has a wall up and you don't really find out how she got to that point and about her past until your well into the novel. I think what really helped lower her guard were Alex's kids. There's something so innocent about them that she can't help but respond to it. Alex is the widower being mom and dad to his two little kids, all the while running a store. When you read about his wife you realize quickly that he's a bit of a romantic. When he starts developing feelings for Katie it's obvious that he's not just looking for a person for himself but someone who can also be a mother to his two kids. This novel has a lot of suspense and keeps you on the edge of your seat because of Katie's background. You keep turning the pages to find out what exactly happened to her. This Nicholas Sparks novel has a thriller quality to it.

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Sep 23, 2013
  • mariednguyen rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Other: Release date February 14, 2013 (USA)

Jun 10, 2013
  • albeart rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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

Aug 30, 2011
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Violence: This title contains Violence.


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Jun 10, 2013
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May 18, 2011
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