Published: February 28th 2012Pages: 384
Format: Paperback (New)
Stars: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
In his 14th book, bestselling author Nicholas Sparks tells the unforgettable story of a man whose brushes with death lead him to the love of his life.
After U.S. Marine Logan Thibault finds a photograph of a smiling young woman buried in the dirt during his tour of duty in Iraq, he experiences a sudden streak of luck -- winning poker games and even surviving deadly combat. Only his best friend, Victor, seems to have an explanation for his good fortune: the photograph -- his lucky charm.
Back home in Colorado, Thibault can't seem to get the woman in the photograph out of his mind and he sets out on a journey across the country to find her. But Thibault is caught off guard by the strong attraction he feels for the woman he encounters in North Carolina - Elizabeth, a divorced mother -- and he keeps the story of the photo, and his luck, a secret. As he and Elizabeth embark upon a passionate love affair, his secret soon threatens to tear them apart -- destroying not only their love, but also their lives.
Filled with tender romance and terrific suspense, THE LUCKY ONE is an unforgettable story about the surprising paths our lives often take and the power of fate to guide us to true and everlasting love.
I fell in love with Sparks when I first saw A Walk to Remember. Then I saw The Notebook when it first came out and as I fell more and more in love with books, I finally decided to read a book by him called The Last Song and then I was hooked. Sparks has a way of making his characters 100% realistic and I don't know anyone that can write a better love story then him. I don't see myself ever hating anything that Sparks writes and I can't wait to read more by him.
As for The Lucky One, it was a truly beautiful story but very different from what I've read and seen by Sparks. But not different in a bad way at all. Different in a good way because the plot and characters were fresh. I honestly enjoyed every second of it. It's a book all about: love, chance, mistakes, family, friends, relationships and risks. I highly recommend it.