Welcome to our July virtual book club! I hope you’ll join us in reading Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks, especially if you enjoyed the movie version! Our Books on First discussions are designed to allow you to engage with other book lovers without having to clear your schedule and find a sitter so you can make it to Book Club. Hubby has to work late? No Problem. Up at 3 am with the baby and want to add your thoughts? Perfect. The only thing missing is the snacks. (And the wine? But you can certainly pour yourself a glass! While you’re at it, enter to win some wine!)
To sweeten the pot, we offer a “door prize” each week in the form of an Amazon gift card giveaway equal to the price of the Kindle edition of this month’s book. Please join us for chit chat, and enter the giveaways!
Here is what Amazon.com had to say about Safe Haven:
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.