Friday, August 3, 2012
If you are a sucker for romantic stories I would really recommend this book to you! As a Nicholas Sparks fan I thought the ending would be like the other books by him that I have read, but this one surprised me. I read it in less then 24 hours on our trip in Europe. I was reading it in the car, elevator even the gondola thing we had to take up to our hotel. It was so addicting!!!!! I was reading it everywhere! So if you want a nice little book to read I would really recommend this book. I also found out that it's becoming a movie. Read it before it comes out :) (2013)
"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 kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family.
But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her . . . a past that set her on a fearful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo's empathic and stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards . . . and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven."