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 ...Show synopsisLove 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 American 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 begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts her ...Eventually, though, Katie realizes that a choice must be made between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards ...and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven.Hide synopsis
Nicholas hit on more than one topic when he wrote this one. I felt he hit the nail on the head so many times: Marital abuse, dirty cops, mentally ill people in places most of us would think would be safe. I was so glad Katie (Erin) found Alex and his children. I also was glad to see that this time Nicholas waited until Katie and Alex were marred before sex. It was a great mystery -- another GREAT READ BY NICHOLAS SPARKS.
Nicholas Sparks is my all time favorite writer. This book is a mix between a romance and adventure novel. Most of his books are all about love and romances. Each book is different and that?s what I love about them. It shows a different love story each time. Nicholas Sparks? first published book was the notebook that was a very intense love story about two kids. That book was made into the movie The Notebook.
The beginning of this book kept me wondering why this girl had such a secretive past. I really wanted to know what Katie was hiding, if that was even her real name. She seemed really happy at where she was living now. Later in the book, where I found out why she was so secretive about her past, I realized she is a very strong person mentally. I don?t think I could ever do what she did. Katie was a courageous person. I realized how important love can be sometimes. Also, you can sometimes make mistakes while finding the person you want to live the rest of your lives with. The ending was really good and exactly how I wanted it to end. I hope everyone reads it to understand how courageous one person can be.
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