Friday, February 22, 2013

Book Club!!

Today is Book Club Friday!

To link up, all you have to do is grab the button (above) and link up (below)!

You can write about any book you want.

This week I'm sharing...


Here's the synopsis:
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 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.

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Here are my thoughts:
Alright, Nicholas Sparks.  You did it again.  I always say I don't want to read your books or watch your movies because they're tearjerkers, but I absolutely loved this one.

Katie was loveable.  Keven was 100% mental.  And I pictured Alex, described as silver haired, and Pioneer Woman's Marlboro Man.

The story was predictable, yet surprising at the same time- and I didn't want to put it down!  I can't wait to see the movie.


What are you currently reading?

 

13 comments:

Nichole said...

Hahaha, I can totally get the Marbolo Man reference for him!! I liked the book; most of his novels are predictable but that is sort of why I LOVE them, lol.

Julie said...

I am really wanting to see the movie and I can't decide if I should read the book first or just go see it.

Stephanie + Walter said...

I'm reading the same book! :)

Stephanie + Walter said...

Also, the first link I submitted for the link up was wrong. Oops! I did submitted the right one though. :)

Meg O. said...

I feel like I am the only person on the planet who hasn't read this yet!! lol

Victoria said...

exactly how i felt!! it was one of my favorites of his for sure. i just saw the movie on weds and really liked it too even though i was skeptical of julianne hough but she won me over :)

Hilary said...

You have to let us know what you think after you see the movie!! I'll hold my opinion until then, haha.

lil desiqua said...

I've never read Nicholas Sparks because I hear his books are tearjerkers, but I saw two movies based off of them! I think I'll have to pick this up- thanks for sharing! And thanks for hosting!

Heather said...

I loved this Sparks book! It was definitely one of his best books! Now...to see the movie!

Leah said...

One of my favorite Sparks books!

Shoshanah said...

It feels like so many people are linking up with this book this week! I haven't read it yet, but borrowed a copy from my co-worker. So I'm pretty sure I'll be jumping on the bandwagon and linking up with this in the weeks to come.

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

I've gotta confess I've never read a nicolas sparks book but I've heard suck good things

Sarah E. said...

Thank you for hosting :)

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