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... show more
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.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 2012-06-26
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
It may seem like any typical love story [like The Choice, also by Sparks. Pardon me for not posting the review. It's due to the stress of graduating and preparation for HS.], wherein a girl, Katie, meets, a boy, Alex...plus his kids, Josh and Kristen...fall in love. But it isn't. ...
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...
Fascinating book. I read it and I couldn't put it down, so I read it till I sleep. I was surprised and thrilled as I read every chapter.
Loved it! I admire Spark's style and ideas. Books sound so reliable and true. And this one was a real fast reader, i couldn't put it down.