Title: Safe Haven
Author: Nicholas Sparks
When an enigmatic stranger shows up out of the blue, the folks of sleepy Southport become suspicious of her past. Katie tries to keep herself from becoming involved with anybody in town but as time goes on she slowly falls in love with Alex, a widowed store owner and father of two. However, when her dark past finally catches up with her Katie must make the painful choice between either fleeing or facing her fears and fighting for her newfound life.
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.