Safe Haven

Safe Haven

Nicholas Sparks / Sep 15, 2019

Safe Haven Love hurts There is nothing as painful as heartbreak But in order to learn to love again you must learn to trust again When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small town of Southport

  • Title: Safe Haven
  • Author: Nicholas Sparks
  • ISBN: 9780751543001
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Paperback
  • Love hurts There is nothing as painful as heartbreak But in order to learn to love again you must learn to trust again.When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past Beautiful yet unassuming, Katie is determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into twoLove hurts There is nothing as painful as heartbreak But in order to learn to love again you must learn to trust again.When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past Beautiful yet unassuming, Katie is determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships.Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close knit community But even as Katie starts to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts her .

    • Free Read [Suspense Book] ↠ Safe Haven - by Nicholas Sparks ✓
      335 Nicholas Sparks
    • thumbnail Title: Free Read [Suspense Book] ↠ Safe Haven - by Nicholas Sparks ✓
      Posted by:Nicholas Sparks
      Published :2018-012-10T22:03:20+00:00

    About "Nicholas Sparks"

      • Nicholas Sparks

        Nicholas Sparks is one of the world s most beloved storytellers All of his books have been New York Times bestsellers, with over 105 million copies sold worldwide, in than 50 languages, including over 75 million copies in the United States alone.Sparks wrote one of his best known stories, The Notebook, over a period of six months at age 28 It was published in 1996 and he followed with the novels Message in a Bottle 1998 , A Walk to Remember 1999 , The Rescue 2000 , A Bend in the Road 2001 , Nights in Rodanthe 2002 , The Guardian 2003 , The Wedding 2003 , True Believer 2005 and its sequel, At First Sight 2005 , Dear John 2006 , The Choice 2007 , The Lucky One 2008 , The Last Song 2009 , Safe Haven 2010 , The Best of Me 2011 , and The Longest Ride 2013 as well as the 2004 non fiction memoir Three Weeks With My Brother, co written with his brother Micah His eighteenth novel, See Me, published on October 12, 2015 His newest book, Two by Two, will be published on October 4, 2016.Film adaptations of Nicholas Sparks novels, including The Choice, The Longest Ride, The Best of Me, Safe Haven on all of which he served as a producer , The Lucky One, Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, The Notebook, Nights in Rodanthe, Dear John and The Last Song, have had a cumulative worldwide gross of over three quarters of a billion dollars.In 2012, Sparks and his publishing agent and creative partner Theresa Park, launched Nicholas Sparks Productions, with Park as President of Production A film version of The Guardian is currently in development, as is a film based on Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers s friendship with Chicago Bears teammate Brian Piccolo.Sparks lives in North Carolina He contributes to a variety of local and national charities, and is a major contributor to the Creative Writing Program MFA at the University of Notre Dame, where he provides scholarships, internships, and a fellowship annually He co founded The Epiphany School in New Bern, North Carolina in 2006 As a former full scholarship athlete he still holds a track and field record at the University of Notre Dame he also spent four years coaching track and field athletes at the local public high school In 2009, the team he coached at New Bern High School set a World Junior Indoor Record in the 4 x400 meter, in New York The record still stands Click to watch the Runner s World video with Nicholas.The Nicholas Sparks Foundation, a 501 c 3 nonprofit committed to improving cultural and international understanding through global education experiences for students of all ages was launched in 2011 Between the foundation, and the personal gifts of the Sparks family, than 15 million dollars have been distributed to deserving charities, scholarship programs, and projects Because the Sparks family covers all operational expenses of the foundation, 100% of donations are devoted to programs.


    702 Comments

    1. I almost liked this book. Almost an added star. This is my 4th Sparks book. Message in a Bottle (2 stars). The Lucky One (1 star). Three Weeks With My Brother (1 star).This is the winning book for February 2011 Bestseller Book chosen by The Filipino Group here in . I bought this book at regular price. I waited for the mass paperback (cheaper) edition but it is almost a year now since this book came out. February just started and I was about to open the thread (I am one of the moderators of that [...]


    2. Opening line:“As Katie wound her way among the tables, a breeze from the Atlantic rippled through her hair."Wow, this is definitely one of the better Sparks books I’ve read, I sure hope he keeps going in this darker, less sappy direction with the next book too. I picked up SAFE HAVEN during a very busy time in my life and still found it unputdownable. Full of twists and turns, mystery and surprise and a HUGE suspense factor throughout. Of course we also get the romance (nicely done) and it a [...]


    3. 2.5 rounded upIt's not so much that there is anything bad about this book, it is just that it is. boring. A very large portion of the story is devoted to describing the day to day life of the characters who live in a small, seaside town. What one does as they get up, what they eat, how they cook, the routine conversations between family members, what they buy at the grocery store, which tablecloth to put out etc. etc comprises not only most of the book, but each of our own daily lives. While fam [...]


    4. 3.5 rounded up.People hide the truth because they're afraid My second time reading Safe Haven, the first half was a bit slow. We don't know about Katie's past yet, and we simply follow the beginnings of her settling into the small town of Southport and starting a relationship with Alex - the local general store owner.As her background is slowly revealed, I began to fear for her. That this new life she made for herself could be taken away at any moment. The final part of the book is drama filled [...]


    5. This book, in my opinion, was completely different from any other book I've read of Sparks'. And that is a good thing! I would classify this book as a romantic suspense, or even a suspense in general. There were many instances where my heart was racing, and I couldn't find the strength to put the book down. And, as with all of Sparks' book, I found myself tearing up in parts. But not for the normal mushy-gushy reasons. Instead, I was crying because of the traumatic events taking place, and the h [...]


    6. That ending! I did not see that coming Ahhhh I'm literally speechless and my heart is racing!-------------------------------I should start off by saying that I already knew I would love this book before actually reading it. I've been a huge Nicholas Sparks fan since high school! Happy to say I loved this and I was captivated from the very beginning. I know his writing style can be a bit difficult to get used to, and some people find it boring. I do not find it boring at all.Safe Haven follows th [...]


    7. “I’ve come to believe that in everyone’s life there’s one undeniable moment of change. A set of circumstances that suddenly alters everything.”Really enjoyed this one. I watched the movie before I read the book and shocking as it is I preferred the movie over the book, just a little bit. The characters and plot were well developed throughout the story but there were a few parts that either lacked a bit too much or felt out of place Overall a great read buuut I don’t think I’d give [...]


    8. This is a MUST read for anyone in an abusive relationship. It will give you the courage needed to escape. I have a personal friend who did this exact thing and now her life is much better. When I listened to her tell her story it sounded exactly like Safe Haven. Nicholas Sparks is a wonderful writer. You can see truth in his writing.


    9. I bought this book on a whim. All the ladies at my workplace seem to be reading it and I keep overhearing them rave about it. It's Nicholas Sparks best book yet! When I got up to the register the lady ringing me up said, "Ooh, Nicholas Sparks! I love his books. They're soo good. Oh, and look! It's going to be a movie. Gotta see that one." Mind you I had two other books in the pile, not a word about those. I didn't have high expectations for this book because it didn't seem like my kind of thing. [...]


    10. This was my first time reading Nicholas Sparks. I never even seen any of the movies. I must say I am a new fan, for sure. This story was truly beautiful. I don't know if I can even explain why I loved this book so much. The characters are great, the romance is done well, and the conclusion was deeply satisfying. I am eager to see the film, now!When I think of NS I think gooshy, sappy romance with a hint of sadnessat's what I always hear his books are like. This one, though, was a bit different t [...]


    11. I hadn't read a Nicholas Sparks book since high school, after my friends insisted I read The Notebook (and I didn't like it) So I don't know what possessed me to pick this one up, except that upon reading the description, it was supposed to be different than Sparks' other work. I wanted to give him another try. I'm not disappointed I did, though this book rated only 2 stars for me.Brief summary is that Katie is a mysterious new woman in town (in Southport), who likes to keep to herself. She stri [...]


    12. 5 starsThe emotions attached to them were like sand castles in the tide, slowly washing out to seaWhat a beautiful, heart wrenching story! I loved Katie’s strength and Alex’s devotion to his kids and the people he cares about. Katie’s journey kept me glued to the page and seeing her open herself up to Alex and his kids was beautiful… I can’t really give away too much and I’m so glad I haven’t seen the movie (which I hope to rectify ASAP) but you just have to dive in and experience [...]


    13. Well I just finished this book and let me just say that I have never been so happy to have puffs tissues in my house. My eyes are so swollen from crying its crazy. This was defiantly one of the darker books I've read from sparks. However, it still managed to rip me apart and them put me back together again Sorta. I always lose a part of myself with a good book. I feel this is also the reason why some books stay with me for a while and why these same books stir emotions in me that both amaze me a [...]


    14. Small, close-knit, picturesque town. Check.Good people with good family values. Check.A terminal illness or two. Check.Long paragraphs devoted to describing the view and the weather. Check.Long, serious conversations. Reminiscing of sob stories. Check. Check.Tearjerkers. Check.It's undoubtly Nicholas Sparks'. I'd know even if I hadn't heard about the book and found it with covers ripped off and title and author's name missing.But for once-and I can't express how much joy I'd felt about this- Spa [...]


    15. People don't understand why I dislike Nicholas Sparks' books. Here's what I think I think he wrote a pretty good novel--The Notebook--out of the gate. And then, because he had a fabulous smile and was a man who seemed to understand true romance and could write about it minus the smut, he got assigned to the best PR person in the history of publishing.Sparks is a mediocre writer at best. His plots might have a seed of promise, but the writing reads like someone who is taking their first creative [...]


    16. Plot - 20/20 - full of plot twistsCharacters - 20/20 - very complex, you'll get emotionally attachedCreativity - 20/20 - with all the plot twist it made this book so creative and uniqueWriting - 20/20 - dark, suspenseful, emotional, hopeful, happy, EVERYTHING! All the feels!Pace - 10/10 - super fast pacedEnding - 10/10 - perfection. the ending was perfect 100/100 = A++5/5 stars *Mild Spoilers*My heart feels like it's been ripped out of my chest and thrust back in. I read started Safe Haven this [...]


    17. There is no doubt that you can rely on Nicholas Sparks to deliver a warm-hearted, well-written piece of contemporary fiction which combines romance with drama and current community issues. In Safe Haven he does not fail to deliver. This is an entertaining story, with just the right mix of elements, that engaged this reader from the opening pages.Katie is working hard as a waitress at Ivan’s cafe, in coastal Southport, NC, and living in a run-down, low-rent house. She seems very remote and deta [...]


    18. Southport, North Carolina sets the stage for this book. Katie is running from a bad relationship right into the arms of Alex, the local store owner who has two adorable kids and is a widower. As with most predictable love stories by Mr. Sparks the bad relationship catches up to the good one-- this one ending with a massive firestorm and a unrealistic twist that doesn't quite make the heart strings pull. I found this one overly wrought with scenes that would never happen in real life, and the end [...]


    19. This is my 3rd book from Nicholas Sparks, and just by the 3rd book I already know Sparks' writing formula. The beginning was sort of a drag since I already know what to expect from the way in which the author would set the tone of the story, introduce the characters as to who's the good, the bad, and the one we should watch out for, etc. What caught my attention was the latter half part of the book, and the twist at the end (The Sixth Sense much). In a nutshell, it's a light, familiar and feel g [...]


    20. Αρκετές πρωτιές με συγγραφείς φέτος και χαίρομαι που μέχρι τώρα έχουν στεφθεί με επιτυχία.Πρώτη φορά βιβλίο του Nicholas Sparks λοιπόν. Δεν είναι απλά άλλη μια ρομαντική ιστορία. Περιέχει μηνύματα διαχείρησης πένθους και ενδοοικογενειακής βίας. Πιο πολύ θα έλεγα ότι είναι η ιστο [...]


    21. I am still one of those people that enjoys Nicholas Sparks books and movies. I really prefer to read the book before I watch the movie, so I've owned the movie since it came out but never watched it. This was the first TBR takedown book and I am happy to say this seems to be working well, and now I don't have to unhaul this book.I really enjoyed the story and the characters. The story is a typical story for him to write but I still liked it nonetheless, and particularly the letter at the end. No [...]


    22. Εντάξει σε ορισμένα σημεία το βρήκα λίγο υπερβολικό,όμως η ιστορία είχε ενδιαφέρον!



    23. OK, I really need to stop reading Nicholas Sparks. Everytime I read something by him I think "Right. That's it. I will not waste anymore time in my precious short life reading his bland, shmaltzy, velveeta cheese like substance novels. But then one of the many people (and yes, well educated people) I know will say "Oh, but Kristen, you should read his latest book. You'll like this one." I fall for it everytime. This book, I was told by numerous people was different because it was darker, not as [...]


    24. The book is another romantic novel by Nicholas sparks that took place in South Carolina. I loved the fact that this book had an element of suspense added to it. It was difficult for me to put down this book and it took me less time to finish it than I anticipated. I once came home and sat on the couch and stayed there reading every word of the book for three straight hours without noticing the hours that went by. I loved the plot, the choices of words. moreover, the characters seemed real to me [...]


    25. Much better than the movie! It depicts the story from the wife as well as the husband point of view. It provided insight into what she suffered as a wife and endured the painful beatings, how she got away and the measures she took to survive. From her husbands' point of view she was to blame for him losing control and doing the things he did. He could quote scripture well but it never says in the Bible to beat your wife and keep her prisoner in your home. He kept such a tight reign that she coul [...]


    26. If you're a Nicholas Sparks fan, you probably already knew what to expect for his newest book, Safe Haven, which was released this past week: a love story set in small-town North Carolina that will probably make you cry. It's definitely a formula, but one that works. Why mess with success, right?Well, it turns out that this one strays a little bit form the formula, but I still think it counts as a success. Part of the variation from the norm are the twists and surprises, but I won't give anythin [...]


    27. “I've come to believe that in everyone's life, there's one undeniable moment of change, a set of circumstances that suddenly alters everything.” Since I'm in the mood for a movie marathon and I had read this book before I decided to see it on movie. And again the movie is much better. Although I give the book version 4 stars after watching the movie it earns a lot of additional stars. I love the suspense, romance, magic and second shot for love. I like Julianne Hough portrayal on the movie. [...]


    28. 4 Safe Heaven StarsI have never read a Nicholas Sparks book before, and this one always had me wondering and wanting to read it. I watched the movie as we do. But I have to say I like the movie more than the book. But the book gives us more insight into just how unstable Katie/Erin’s husband really was. Having read the book I understand the movie more. I very much enjoyed the book and the movie, but I think what I love best about the book was Jo and how that whole character was. It was sad and [...]


    29. I LOVED this book!!! Seriously all the feels. I fell in love with all of the characters especially Josh and Kristen =]. I really enjoyed Alex and Katie's relationship, it was so sweet and real. I most definitely cried and I really loved the ending. I only had one problem: (I'm going to try to say this without spoiling anything :) ) I wish the book focused more on the present and the relationship between Alex and Katie and not as much on Katie's negative past and a certain other person's point of [...]


    Leave a Reply