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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This was the first Sparks book I've read, Her story of starting over and meeting someone new was exciting and well written. Her husband Kevin's character and point of view was also very honest and almost humorous because of his hypocritical mentality. He was a walking contradiction of his own thoughts. But still interesting to see his point of view of his marriage and "defense" of his abuse. And then came the moment readers were waiting for. He finally tracked down his runaway wife.ReplyDelete