Safe Haven

Safe Haven

Large Print - 2010
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When an enigmatic stranger shows up out of the blue, the folks of sleepy Southport become suspicious of her past. Katie tries to keep herself from becoming involved with anybody in town, but as time goes on, she slowly falls in love with Alex, a widowed store owner and father of two. However, when her dark past finally catches up with her Katie must make the painful choice between either fleeing or facing her fears and fighting for her newfound life.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2010
Edition: 1st large print ed. --
ISBN: 9780446573672
0446573671
Branch Call Number: LP FIC Spark 3558ad 1
Characteristics: ix, 528 p

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nastyaloots
Mar 21, 2018

Safe Haven was one of the best books I've ever read! Definately recommend it!

VaughanPLTracyMat Dec 07, 2016

I was weary of picking up a Nicholas Sparks book as I hear his stories tend to have a heartbreaking and depressing ending (which often seems to be the case with the movies that come from his books), but I decided to pick up the book, <i>Safe Haven</i>, because I was pleased with the movie. This book provides so much more insight into Katie’s thoughts feelings than the movie was able to provide (which I find most movies fail to provide in comparison to their book counterparts). Overall, I was pleased with this story, and I am now more inclined to pick up another of Sparks’ works.

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Alison_Kelly
Aug 24, 2015

this book is so good. It shows us all that we can over come so much is our lives. It gives me strength to move forward in my life.

Maria_mcdo Apr 30, 2015

Prompted me to visit the place. Feel in love with the place southport :)

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.

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red_dog_3762
Jun 12, 2014

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

HappyPaige Jun 12, 2014

Enjoyable evening read!!

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bethany333
Jun 11, 2014

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.

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jolynnz
Jun 03, 2014

good book!

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BlueHippo
Nov 27, 2013

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.

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nastyaloots
Mar 21, 2018

nastyaloots thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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albeart
Jun 10, 2013

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May 18, 2011

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mariednguyen
Sep 23, 2013

Other: Release date February 14, 2013 (USA)

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albeart
Jun 10, 2013

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

nathalienp Aug 30, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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