Safe Haven

when i was back in poly i started picking up Nicholas Sparks books in the library and i read a few of them, and “Safe Haven” was one of them. i remember how absorbed i was, every time i read a Nicholas Sparks book i literally cant put it down and i read it everywhere i go. i got to admit that the stories’ plots are pretty similar to each other, but i just love reading it.

synopsis (of the book):

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.

taken from

trailer of the movie here:

since i had free time today, i decided to watch the movie “Safe Haven” at home (through this link: and i got to say i love it even more now. i am very bad at describing the story and what i like about it, but i shall try.

what touched me the most about this was, the ex-wife of the male lead died due to cancer 3 years ago and she left letters for their children’s big days such as graduation day and wedding day. she also left a letter that addressed “To Her”, which is the person who the husband loves after her. and in the letter she was thankful for her appearance and thankful that she made the family whole again.

if you ask me if i prefer reading or watching the movie, i’d say both. reading allows the author to write about the characters’ thoughts whereas it’s harder to portray out in the movie. and technically a movie has much more preparation works than writing a book (i think?). i love getting lost and absorbed in reading a book cause it takes me off the reality. but watching a movie is much easier because you wont need to use your imagination, just that the bad thing about watching the movie is because they cut off a lot of details.

here are two songs i like from the movie soundtrack:


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