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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.

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Safe Haven
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Safe haven
August 29th, 2015
Fantastic story. Loved this book. Brought me to tears many thanks for knowing love can really live through on. Sometimes have to wonder what Happens when we die, Now I think I know.
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Excellent book!
May 5th, 2015
This book was such a good read I couldn't put it down, and read it in a day. An amazing story. I'm looking forward to reading more by this author, I really enjoyed this book.
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Need for Sony Reader
March 30th, 2015
I have a sony reader and unfortunately I can't get this book, I wish you would allow more for my reader.
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Excellent
March 12th, 2015
Wasn't sure about this book when I starting reading it but soon got really interested in finishing it. Great book. Would like to know, though, why I can do this from Barbados, but I can't buy books when I'm in Barbados?
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Safe Haven
November 9th, 2014
Great book. Way better than the movie.
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Safe haven
October 11th, 2014
I'm am battling my eyes out right now! I got this book yesterday and couldn't put out down till I finished it! Great read kept me interested and I could read it over and over again
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safe haven
August 22nd, 2014
wow amazing novel...love nicholas sparks..hes my favorite aurther. every book i read by him is truely amzing. thank you
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Safe haven
August 13th, 2014
I couldn't leave this book love it I was shock at the end of the book wow
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1 review
Good story
August 2nd, 2014
Loved it! Gold suspense and love story. Could not stop reading the book.
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Safe Haven
February 27th, 2014
Book it better then the movie. If you never liked the movie read this.
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Great!
January 18th, 2014
So glad this wasn't at all what the movie was like. (Watched the movie first) such a great book
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Safe haven
January 16th, 2014
Excellent read... Easy reading too
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1 review
Awesome:-)
January 6th, 2014
This book was great. Read it in one day
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Safe haven
December 19th, 2013
Love this book
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Thrilling Story
December 4th, 2013
Much better than the movie!
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Love
November 19th, 2013
Nicholas sparks is amazing
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Safe Haven
October 27th, 2013
This book, overall was amazing, I am disappointed in the ending though, I feel as though it could have gone into the future of Katie and Alex's relationship.
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Safe Haven
October 6th, 2013
A real thrill ride!
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Awe!!!
September 6th, 2013
Having heard of the movie but not yet seeing it, I couldn't resist reading this book. I am so glad I did!! :-) Sparks is any awesome writer!!! :-D
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Safe haven
August 30th, 2013
Thrilling!! A real surprise and a true love story!!
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Safe Haven
August 21st, 2013
Liked this book.
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1 review
Beautiful book
August 10th, 2013
Very nice book, although I expected a better ending... Worth to read before watching the movie.
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Loved
July 5th, 2013
Read this book in less than 2 days, loved the characters and the story was interesting. Would definitely recommend!
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Safe Haven
June 22nd, 2013
Wonderful book. I enjoyed it and would like to see the movie.
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Bookworm
June 9th, 2013
The books was amazing, the movie was really good! The book was way better than the movie though.
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Safe haven
May 26th, 2013
Liked this story, like many of his stories, this one will stay with me for a long while and I will cherish that.
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Best Sparks' of All Time
May 22nd, 2013
If you have the choice to read this or watch the movie, read it. Stay away from the movie as it is a disappointment. It no where near compares to this extremely well-written novel.
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very good
May 20th, 2013
good twists, great plot line and character development.
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Wow
May 16th, 2013
Amazing book... really disappointing about how they did the movie. The book is now in my top 10!
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Is there REALLY ever a safe haven?
May 15th, 2013
I've lived this story throughout my entire life, searching for peace and a safe haven, and for the first time in seventy years I finally feel the day will come. An awesome story delving into identities, lives intertwining, fear, hate, and love.
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Captivating but annoying
May 8th, 2013
This was a great book. I have to admit I had a hard time putting it down. However, there are so many point of repetitiveness that you almost need to take a break. The story has a great story line and its very heart wrenching to think of how many women have gone through the same relationship. Enjoy your reading.
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Love this book
May 7th, 2013
I love this book I wish I didn't have to end, I have always loved Nicholas sparks books but this one has to be my favorite one This book reminds me of how me and my boyfriend meet and how he saved my heart the funny part about is the his name is Alex to
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Unexpected
May 3rd, 2013
It was an amazing story o trouble, fear, trauma, love, an family. With an added twist in reality. Much better than the movie.
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Amazing book!
April 26th, 2013
Amazing book, loved reading it, its a new favorite !!
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1 review
Awesome book:)
April 5th, 2013
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I couldn't stop reading it till it was done. I even stayed up till 3am reading it!
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Safe haven
April 2nd, 2013
Great book, way better then movie
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Awesome!
March 24th, 2013
One of my favorite books!
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Very captivating
March 22nd, 2013
I found this to be a good enough book to keep me up at night turning pages (or swiping the pages in truth). Not the best writing or storyline ever, & it won't change your life views, but do we need that from every book? It kept me interested and engaged:) I was scared and I cried. Definitely recommend.
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Safe Haven
March 17th, 2013
Awesome read! Cant wait to watch the movie
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Safe haven
March 17th, 2013
Loved this book
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Great read!
March 15th, 2013
One of NS' best by far. Loved it and found myself tearing up at the end! A must read
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A Must READ!!
March 12th, 2013
Wonderful book can't wait to see the movie!
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Safe Haven
March 10th, 2013
Good read. Much better than the movie!!
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Another winner
March 9th, 2013
I might be reading more of Nicholas Sparks. I have seen movies based on his books and some are amongst my top 10. This time I read the book before seeing the movie, which I know I will appreciate even more. There are a couple of surprises in this book. It's heart warming, touching, sad and even thrilling at times. A+
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1 review
Awesome read!
March 5th, 2013
Amazing story about relationships!
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Love the book and love the movie
March 1st, 2013
Book was very well written. Movie was awesome as well, a must see.
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Safe Haven
March 1st, 2013
Intense. Loved this book.
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I never cry!!
February 27th, 2013
However I loved this book. I was so surprised by the letter!! I'm still sobbing!! Must read! I'll read it again for sure
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An easy read
February 27th, 2013
This was a great story the ending had a good dramatic twist!
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Safe Haven
February 25th, 2013
a book you can't put down. a must read
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Great read
February 23rd, 2013
I loved this book.
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Wow
February 20th, 2013
This book has you captivated from beginning to the end!! I could not put the book down in fear of missing the next twist. I laughed and cried reading this:)
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Simple good read
February 19th, 2013
As always Nicholas Sparks offers a simple good read! Enjoyable, heartwarming and heartbreaking. This book won't change the world but it may give someone strength to change their own world.
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Safe Haven
February 18th, 2013
Awesome book! I wish all domestic battles could end in happiness I know mine did!
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A love story of heart wrenching courage.
February 14th, 2013
Enjoyed this book immensely. It is a heart wrenching story of courage. Well written with interesting twists and turns.
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Sappy and boring
February 10th, 2013
This was my first Nicholas Sparks read and it left me wondering why I bothered. It ran like a made for tv version of "sleeping like the enemy". Nothing happens really until the end. The characters are so flat and boring. The dialogue was as interesting as watching paint dry.
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Safe Haven
February 10th, 2013
Great read! Can't wait for the film adaptation!!
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Ok, but predictable.
February 10th, 2013
Reminded me too much of sleeping with the enemy, but with kids. Alex was too one dimensional. Too perfect. And I had to skim Kevin's rants by the end. Got repetitive and annoying.
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Awesome
February 9th, 2013
Didn't want the story to end. Loved the book can't wait for the movie!!
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Safe haven
February 8th, 2013
This book is amazing and very touching .... Once u start reading it you can't put it down .... Enjoy!!!!!
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Safe Haven
February 6th, 2013
Great book. I really enjoyed it and nowI want to see the movie.
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Safe Haven
February 5th, 2013
Great, easy read!!
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Safe Haven
February 5th, 2013
Great, easy read!!
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Must Read
February 4th, 2013
Wonderful read. Engaging, with unique perspectives. Couldn't put it down.
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Safe Haven
February 3rd, 2013
i LOVE LOVE LOVE nicholas sparks' books. this one does not fail! i rushed through it in hopes to watch the motion picture that comes out this valentines day!
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Great Book
February 3rd, 2013
Another great story by Nicholas Sparks. Get the Kleenex ready for when you finish it!
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Excellent!!
February 1st, 2013
Loved this book!!
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Wow
January 30th, 2013
This book was amazing cant wait to watch the movie . I couldn't put the book down !!
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Safe Haven
January 28th, 2013
Beautiful story of loss, pain and love.
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Unconditional
January 27th, 2013
Could put the book down. Great read. Why Can't all be like Alex. Such unconditional love.
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Safe Haven- Nicholas Sparks
January 26th, 2013
Awesome drama/suspense! Can't wait to see the movie now!
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Had a hard time putting it down!
January 25th, 2013
Entertaining, suspenseful and loved the characters!
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Classic
January 24th, 2013
What an epic adventure! Near the middle it was hard for me to stop reading and go to sleep. It was worth the fatigue the next day. I'm looking forward to the movie as well.
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Loved!!
January 19th, 2013
Cannot wait to see the movie! Couldn't put the book down!
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Sparks never fails
January 18th, 2013
One of my favourite Nicholas Sparks novels. Have a goal to read 50 books in 2013 and this one will be hard to beat - 49 to go!
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Must Read
January 16th, 2013
Wow. I couldn't put it down. This book was unreal. I can't wait for the movie now.
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4.5 / 5 so much to discuss!
January 12th, 2013
I would give it a 4.5! It will be really interesting to see what they do with the film when it comes out on February. I will be going to see it, for sure! Reminded me a little of Charlie St. Cloud... *spoiler alert* the ending.
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Great read
January 1st, 2013
It's a great book basically. It's not too slow not too fast, but sometimes I found myself guessing which character I am reading from. Four stars because of that & also because although the ending wasn't so bad, I just wished for a little more.
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Safe Haven
January 1st, 2013
Could not put it down!
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5 stars
December 28th, 2012
Loved it- a definite must read
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Great story !!
December 23rd, 2012
I absolutely loved and enjoyed reading this book. Great attention grabber, makes you not want to put it down :)
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