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Safe Haven
by Nicholas Sparks | Romance
Registered by wingNataliec7wing of Barry, Wales United Kingdom on 9/21/2017
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by daffodil-2): travelling


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2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingNataliec7wing from Barry, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, September 21, 2017

This book has not been rated.

From Goodreads:
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.  


Journal Entry 2 by wingNataliec7wing at West Molesey, Surrey United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 01, 2017

8 out of 10

A sweet book. One that I read in a couple of days. I liked a lot of things about this book. Katie, the struggles that she has faced and decided she needed to fix it. Alex, widower with 2 sweet kids, trying to so his best. They both live in the same small down. And inevitably they meet. Kevin also an interesting character. It was great to get to see how he thought.
I felt that this was a well written book with so much to keep you reading and keep your interest. 4 stars.

Reserved for daffodil-2 


Journal Entry 3 by wingNataliec7wing at UK Wishlist Tag, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Sunday, November 12, 2017

This book has not been rated.

Released 8 mos ago (11/13/2017 UTC) at UK Wishlist Tag, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Hi There and welcome to bookcrossing!

Bookcrossing is a community of booklovers who want to share their books with the world. You have just found a free book and its yours to do with as you with. You can read it and pass it on, or keep it.

The BCID you entered is unique to this book.Please make a journal entry to say where you found the book, what you thought of it and where you release it. You can remain anonymous or you can become a member of bookcrossing (its free!). Please consider using Nataliec7 as your referring member if you join. Lets keep this book travelling to as many readers as possible.

Travelling to daffodil-2. Tag! 


Journal Entry 4 by daffodil-2 at North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 15, 2017

This book has not been rated.

Received in the post today from Nataliec7 as part of the Wishlist UK Tag Game. Thanks very much-I shall look forward to reading it. 


Journal Entry 5 by daffodil-2 at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Sunday, December 31, 2017

This book has not been rated.

REVIEW:- "I have read a fair bit of this book and am enjoying the main characters but I'm not over keen on the way it's written. Therefore I may skim it a bit from here just so I can find out what happens". 


Journal Entry 6 by daffodil-2 at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 02, 2018

6 out of 10

updated review:- I have been surprised by this book as when I started to skim it it got much better and I had to stop and read it properly. I found it very slow at first but once the story included Kevin it was much more interesting. I now have around 30 pages left to read and I'm looking forward to finishing it. I'm enjoying all the drama and fast-moving action. I feel that if the first part of the book had been more condensed it would be a much better story as a whole.
I've completely finished the book now and have to say that the twist at the end was a little bit unlikely and, to me, annoying. The author slipped back at this stage into his sickly-sweet and over sentimental way of writing which was a shame I think.  


Journal Entry 7 by daffodil-2 at North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

This book has not been rated.

Released 5 mos ago (1/31/2018 UTC) at North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

This book was given to my friend Audrey W. this morning. Audrey doesn't have internet access but always returns bookcrossing books to me after she has read them.

To the finder:-
Welcome to bookcrossing -you have found a travelling book. Please make a journal entry now to say where you found the book in case it has been moved. Then, when you have read it, please come back and make a further entry saying whether or not you enjoyed the book and why. It is now yours to do as you like with it, pass it to a friend or just leave it somewhere different for someone else to find and help it with its' journey. Of course if you can't bear to part with it at the moment then keep it, but please let me know that you have found it. If you join bookcrossing, which is free and spam-free, you can follow the book on its' travels as you will get an email each time it changes hands, but if you prefer to remain anonymous, that's fine too. Please also say what you intend to do with the book next. Thanks for coming onto the site to let me know you have found the book.

I already have books travelling in many countries around the world-a list can be found on my bookcrossing profile.

When re-releasing this book please be aware that airports are not a good place to leave books unless they have a specific book exchange shelf or area, due to security problems, so they may well just be disposed of. Also charity shops may well discard books that have been labelled in any way and they mostly chose only the books in the very best condition
to place on their shelves and discard the rest-so another bad release option.  


Journal Entry 8 by daffodil-2 at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 02, 2018

This book has not been rated.

Received back from my friend Audrey W. today. She has read the book but said that she finds the author to be more like a female writer and she's not keen to read more books by him.

I am reserving the book for the Cameo Café bookshelf to hopefully find some new appreciative readers. 


Journal Entry 9 by daffodil-2 at North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 02, 2018

This book has not been rated.

Released 2 mos ago (5/8/2018 UTC) at North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

This book will be placed on the Cameo Café bookshelf.

To the finder:-
Welcome to bookcrossing -you have found a travelling book. Please make a journal entry now to say where you found the book in case it has been moved. Then, when you have read it, please come back and make a further entry saying whether or not you enjoyed the book and why. It is now yours to do as you like with it, pass it to a friend or just leave it somewhere different for someone else to find and help it with its' journey. Of course if you can't bear to part with it at the moment then keep it, but please let me know that you have found it. If you join bookcrossing, which is free and spam-free, you can follow the book on its' travels as you will get an email each time it changes hands, but if you prefer to remain anonymous, that's fine too. Please also say what you intend to do with the book next. Thanks for coming onto the site to let me know you have found the book.

I already have books travelling in many countries around the world-a list can be found on my bookcrossing profile.

When re-releasing this book please be aware that airports are not a good place to leave books unless they have a specific book exchange shelf or area, due to security problems, so they may well just be disposed of. Also charity shops may well discard books that have been labelled in any way and they mostly chose only the books in the very best condition
to place on their shelves and discard the rest-so another bad release option.  


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