If you have been reading Laughing Lindsay for any period of time, then you know about my love for Nicholas Sparks books and that I can’t say no to a Nicholas Sparks book review. So, when I saw the chance to review Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks audiobook, I was quick to fill out the form. ; )
This audiobook is read by Rebecca Lowman who has a southern voice that is perfect for this book. I really like how she changes her voice to match the characters. I do admit that I found it a bit hard to pay attention in the beginning of the book. However, I don’t know if that’s because of the story or her voice. It’s possible that I’m just too tired this semester!
As a college student, it’s easy to relate to Katie and her lack of money in the beginning of the story. I can relate to Katie having to save money and watch where she spends it. However, once I realized why Katie is having to save money and what her big secret is, I find it hard to relate. Again, I don’t like to giveaway endings in my reviews. So, I’ll just say that the book maybe a bit predictable (especially what her big secret is), but it’s something a bit different from Nicholas Sparks’ usual books. Also, I was completely surprised with the ending revelation about Katie’s friend, Jo. It was a nice, surprise turn in the book that makes me want to read it again and pay more attention. While I didn’t cry my normal Nicholas Sparks book cry during this book (I did tear up at the end), this book has the Sparks touch to it with the reminder of what love is and what it can be.
Now, for my the first Nicholas Sparks giveaway on Laughing Lindsay (yay!)…
WIN! THIS GIVEAWAY HAS CLOSED!
Hachette is allowing me to give 3 readers their own audio book copy of Safe Haven!
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Disclosure: I received a free audio copy of Safe Haven for review purposes. No compensation was received. The opinions expressed are my own.