Safe Haven - Nicholas Sparks

Safe Haven

Author: Nicholas Sparks

  • Publication Date: 2012-12-18
  • Category: Fiction & Literature
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 615 Ratings)


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.


  • Safe haven

    By Jnfer31
    Absolutely loved this book! I not a person who likes to read but my goodness I didn't want to put this down. I look forward to reading more from this author.
  • Simply Amazing!

    By Lovely Fre
    Sparks has done it again!
  • Amazing!!!

    By Roxxygarza1010
    This is my first Nicholas Sparks I've read. I can't wait to read more.
  • Good but slow start

    By Mdgsrc
    This was a good book, I couldn't put it down. I like the story. It has a slow start and in some places it is repetitious, mostly because they are the thoughts of someone. I found myself skipping these parts looking for the action. However, I can't wait to see the movie!
  • Typical Nicholas Sparks

    By LVeerapen29
    I read this book in a weekend! It was your typical Sparks novel but that isn't a bad thing. I loved all the characters in the book and although you think you know how it ends, there is a nice twist at the end that you don't see coming. If your a fan of Sparks, this book won't disappoint.
  • Safe Haven

    By CLoAimHigh
    This book was definitely worth the read. It may start off slow at first but eventually you will reach a point where you do not want to put the book down just so you can find out what is coming next. I have not seen the film yet but I am hoping it is not a disappointment.
  • Safe Haven

    By Chickrider
    This was a little corny if you ask me. Entertaining none the less.
  • Safe Haven

    By Mrs. Duran
    Surprising Thriller! I couldn't put it down. Loved it!!!
  • Amazing!!

    By Toteachistochangelives
    I read this book in two days! I found myself thinking about the characters when I wasn't reading the book. I'm usually not big on love stories but this book was so much more! Must read!
  • Safe Haven

    By Kirstie Schons
    A beautiful love story that will bring you to tears more then once. Offers hope, to those who have lost faith, in the search for true love. This is a must read! Great job Mr. Sparks! -Kirstie Schons