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Safe Haven
Safe Haven
Author: Nicholas Sparks
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 ki...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780446547598
ISBN-10: 044654759X
Publication Date: 9/14/2010
Pages: 352
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 289 ratings
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Ashley1010 avatar reviewed Safe Haven on + 67 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is not a typical Nicholas Sparks book. I am a fan of this author and am glad to see him branch out in this different direction. The husband of the main character, Katie, has major issues and the author does a great job of going into the mind of this guy.

Definite page-turner towards the end and the ending is "wow!"
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I absolutely loved this book and as for the ending I thought it was super....did not see that coming at all. This is one of his best books by far and I highly recommend it.
louvasek avatar reviewed Safe Haven on + 20 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I zipped right through Safe Haven. It was one of those books that "catches" you and you don't want to put it down until you finish it.
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Helpful Score: 1
Such a great story with a SURPRISE ending! Battered wives will take hope again.
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I really enjoyed the book and I loved the ending...I did not see it coming until ch 40 and then I knew and it was so good. I think this is definitely one of his better books and I literally flew thru it..a real page-turner!
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All of this authors books are great. This has to be up there at the top. Romance with a little bit of mystery & it's a pageturner for me. However I didn't post this book as I keep all his hardcovers. Sorry!
luv2teach avatar reviewed Safe Haven on + 57 more book reviews
Nicholas Sparks never disappoints. Safe Haven is now my favorite Sparks' novel. Loved the way the story unfolded, the character development was wonderful, and the suspense kept me reading past my bedtime.
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My first Nicholas Sparks read, and it was fantastic! Loved the suspense ~ kept you guessing until the end. Excellent!
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Great book....typical of Nicholas Sparks' interesting writing material
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Having seen the movie I was anxious to read the book. Loved both and book was more thorough.
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Loved it, love Nicholas Spark's Books, very quick read
RUSTY777 avatar reviewed Safe Haven on + 9 more book reviews
Safe Haven is such a great book, couldn't turn the pages fast enough, can't wait until it comes out in the movies in February
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Typical Nicholas Sparks but a good and quick read.
I enjoy reading these after I've done some heavy reading like the Game of Thrones.
nannybebette avatar reviewed Safe Haven on + 23 more book reviews
Much too predictably Sparks to be anything special. Or my head just wasn't into it.
Radically abused wife of police officer finally escapes him and finds herself in a small Southern town. He goes nuts, starts drinking way too much, gets himself suspended and decides to hunt her down and bring her back. Meantime she is just beginning to feel safe and begins to trust people shortly before he finds her. Things turn sour very quickly.

Best part of the book:

"She'd put the steaks in the marinade the day before:
red wine, orange juice, grapefruit juice, salt and pepper.
The acidity of the juices made the meat tender and gave it extra flavor. It was in a casserole dish on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator."

I think I am going to have to try that marinade.
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Read the book without having seen the movie. Loved the story very much. So no need for me to see the movie now :)

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