Monday, May 13, 2013

Book of the Month: Safe Haven

I must preface this post by saying, it has been sitting in post vacation* for quite a few months... like maybe five (but who's counting). So, if you are thinking this seems odd, because the movie just came out on DVD, then that's why. Better late than never... that's what I say. :)

One of my goals this year is to get in one new book each month. You might be thinking, geez don't go crazy now with those lofty goals (hint of sarcasm). BUT, it is seriously a challenge to find uninterrupted free time where I can kick my feet up and do something just for me. Even showering (which I consider a basic right and quite mandatory) has to happen these days at night once the kiddos are in bed or super early before they wake up. So, the luxury of reading time is quite rare and something to strive for these days.

Well, the other day I saw a preview for the movie Safe Haven, starring Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel. I am a Nicholas Sparks fan anyway, but I got super excited and decided I would make that book my January read. I read it quite quickly because it was suspenseful and entertaining and kept moving at a good pace. It was also very fascinating to get the perspective and thoughts of someone who is abusive and of someone who is being abused. Creepy fascinating, but still very interesting. 

For those that have neither read the book or seen the movie (although both were basically the same, there were many small details that were different) the book is about a girl who is in a physically abusive marriage and finds a way to es-ca-p-e (pronounced like in Nemo) and tries to start over somewhere new while being haunted by her past life. I won't say much more than that, but of course it is a love story and the best part is the twist ending. I L.O.V.E.D. the twist. 

Did you read the book? See the movie? Did you enjoy the twist as much as I did?


*Post Vacation = where blog posts go to get some rest and relaxation before they make an appearance.