The new girl in a small town who doesn’t care where she runs as long as it’s away from her past. But keeping her past a secret becomes harder as her stay lengthens and questions surrounding who she is never seem to disappear. Now as life begins to feel normal, she wonders if moving on is even possible. Will she ever really be able to leave her past behind her without facing it?
A local woman returning to town after being away for years, moves in next door to Katie. She too has secrets of her own, but they never form a wedge between them. And because of Jo’s willingness to listen, Katie begins to heal and finds what she needs most: a friend.
A widowed father of two and an honorable man, has healed enough from the loss of his wife that he feels he may finally be ready to start over with another woman. But finding someone who will love him and his kids is a challenge. And if he is lucky enough to find someone, will his kids love her too?
Safe Haven is a love story about confronting demons, having faith in others and starting over.
It had been a few years since I had read a Nicholas Sparks book so I’m not sure if his popularity and meeting deadlines have affected his writing, but this one definitely seemed different than others I’ve read by him. There were times throughout the book it seemed he was trying too hard to be romantic or write what he knows women want to read, making some of the language feel awkward and forced. This was not one of my favorite Sparks books, but there was still enough romance and suspense that the story kept me wanting to read. Overall it was a good book, but this one makes me think he should pick a different genre, just for a while.
Rated: Mild for adults. There are 16 mild and 3 moderate uses of language. There were a few mild sexual situations but nothing graphic. Violence is limited mostly to a few memories involving an abusive relationship.