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Book Review - Safe Haven

Here I go with round two of my book reviews for 2013.  After finishing The Murderer's Daughters I knew Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks would be my next book; I definitely want to see the movie, and I like to read books before I watch their film adaptation.
The basic outline:
I went with four stars for this book; there was nothing earth-shattering or even distinctly original in the storyline, but it kept me engaged from the first page. I am a fan of Nicholas Sparks and I'm not ashamed to admit it- the cheesy love stories get me every time :) I won't reveal too much, but I did shed quite a few tears at one point, and I think that shows that I really was invested in both the storyline and the characters!
As usual with Nicholas Sparks, many of the characters seemed almost too perfect, but honestly I'm okay with that.  I read love stories for entertainment, not for a completely realistic portrayal of the human condition.  Sometimes it's nice to just read about people from the best possible angle- and Nicholas Sparks definitely has this down to an art form.

Now I cannot wait to see the movie!!! 

Julianne Hough & John Duhamel in a Nicholas Sparks movie? 

Count me in!

Have you read the book or seen the movie?  How did you like it?  If you haven't, do you want to? 


Optimistic Existentialist said...

I just saw the movie Friday night. It was great :)

Janna Renee said...

Oooh Glad you liked it! I need to read it. Thanks for reminding me!

RadiantKristen said...

I think you did a really good job of explaining why every girl in the world loves Nicholas Sparks' books. You know from the start what is going to happen, and that's fine. Totally fine. But you get to feel like there are good people out there who get their happy endings, and that they get everything they deserve in life and more.

With that being said, I don't often read his books anymore. However, I get it, and I've loved my way through more than one of them too. Great review!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to finish the book so I can see the movie! :)