Mother of 3, grandmother of 6, retired nurse and substance abuse counselor. Thrilled to have the time to read or listen to books again.
it would appear that no matter what topic Mr. Sparks chooses to write about he manages to grab your interest and does not let you go until the very end. a wonderful story teller even with unpleasant subject matter such as this. he had me crying at the end which to my surprise was not about the main character after all, a lovely ending that i truly did not see coming.
the narrator did an excellent job as well, all in all a good listen.
Heartful, surprising, and well-written
I liked how Nicholas Sparks wrote the perspectives of both characters and flipped back and forth between present and past.
The very end...don't want to give it away!
Many of Nicholas Sparks' books make me feel worse after reading them then before, this on did not! The narrator was good at using different tones to her voice for the different characters.
First, I should say that I do enjoy Nicholas Spark's books. I'm a sucker for a love story, and his are great. "Safe Haven" gave me just what I wanted along those lines. You were rooting for the characters and felt invested in their lives (Spark's specialty). The thing that sets this book apart from the others was the surprise ending! I'm not going to tell, but I didn't see it coming. . .Enjoy!
Life is great!
The surprises in this book continued from beginning to end. I always enjoy the magic that Nicholas Sparks brings to his books and this one was, in my opinion, one of the best. This book had a little more suspense and mystery than other books by this writer.
Ms. Lowman's narration was excellent. She has such a great ability to go between men, women and children and make you feel that there really are several different people performing this story.
The mysterious woman next door. I would like to know what she learned about the place she lived before she moved back to this town. 😉
I must say I am not super into predictable love stories, but this one was not at all what I thought it would be. From the first few minutes of listening to it up until the end , I was entertained! The story of a woman with a "secret" who tries to rebuild her life but also finds a friend... possibly something more was great. The ending had me tearing up a little (which rarely happens). I would definitely reccomend this audio book! Just to be clear this IS NOT a predictable story, I just thought it might be at first.
Avid reader....... passionately addicted to Audible!
This is the usual type story for Nicholas Sparks.....although enjoyable like all his books. A very middle of the road read.
This was a well written book with anticipated events in the end, but also some twist. Nicholas Sparks blended the present with the past story line well, going back and forth to explain Katie's history and why her character is hesitant to put down roots. While I was able to anticipate part of the ending, there was a twist at the very end which was a nice surprise.
I found the story to be burdened with unneccesary and repetitive details. The ending was definitely not for me with its religious/spiritual connotation. The characters were thin, and their thoughts and actions were also repetitive.
Not sure, but not this author. I want to try listening to some classic fiction so maybe that's next.
Yes, I think the narration was much better than the story. The suspensful ending was particularly well done.
I though the villain in this story was the most interesting character and the only one I felt I learned something about. Also, the suspensful climax was engaging.