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 woman named Katie appears in the small 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 starts to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts her ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 07/07/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780751542998
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Review by Luli81
Not the usual story from a Nicholas Sparks' , this is a life changing story.I usually read Sparks' books after dense or complicated novels to have a "break" and relax with a simple and easy going kind of writing. This time, however, I was positively surprised because the story got me somehow. This is not another love story to dream about the perfect prince coming to save the damsel in distress. This is the story of an abused woman (which is sadly a real enough situation for more people than we would dare to think of) who has the courage to run away and to start anew somewhere else. And trying to build a life out of nothing. The characters are well constructed, the story is solid all the way through and the last chapters become page turners, with a gratifying and heart warming final surprise, which I have to admit had been nagging at the back of my consciousness for some time, but it was a nice outcoming all the same.Maybe one of the best I've read by Sparks so far, so a sure shot if you're one of his followers and if you are not, just give the book a chance, it might grow on you!