Safe Haven (novel)

Safe Haven is a fantasy romantic novel by American novelist Nicholas Sparks. It was published in 2010. According to WorldCat, the book is held in 2242 libraries Erin flees her abusive alcoholic husband, takes on a different identity and changes her name to Katie, she arrives in North Carolina. Finding work at a seafood restaurant, she becomes friends with her neighbor, Jo, gets to know the town's general store owner, Alex. Katie is interested in Alex, a widower with two children. Alex and Katie's relationship becomes romantic. Alex's former job had trained him to recognize signs of an abuse victim. Katie reveals her past to Alex, she explains. She fled from his abuse, her created identity is based on a neighbor's dead daughter. Kevin is furious with his wife for drank more to dull his pain, he learns of searches for her. Kevin arrives in Southport. Kevin sets the house on fire, thinking it would kill both Katie and Alex, she fights Kevin, the children escape. Alex, arriving home, finds his children and takes them to Katie's house where he thinks they will be safe.

He returns to the fire and finds Kevin attempting to harm Katie. Desperate, Alex drives toward Kevin, firing a gun at him; the vehicle hits Kevin, disarming him. Katie retrieves Kevin's gun, she and Alex are reunited. Kevin, however, is able to drive away, he goes to Katie's house. When she learns that Alex left the children at her house, she is terrified, knowing that Kevin will hunt her down at her house, putting the children's lives in danger; as they reach Katie's house, Kevin attacks Alex with a crowbar. Kevin is going to shoot and kill Katie, but when he fires the gun, the bullet hits Kevin in the stomach and he dies in front of Katie. Alex had been given an unopened letter from Carly. After he and Katie recover from their injuries, they locate the safe in the ashes of the burnt home, he gives Katie the unopened letter to read. She goes home to read it and is shocked when she sees Jo's house looking like no one had lived in it. Startled, she begins to think. Upon reading the letter, Katie realizes that it was written by Alex's late wife, Carly Jo, whom friends called "Jo".

Katie realizes that her friend Jo was Carly's spirit. In the letter, Carly Jo asked Katie to take care of the children. After Katie reads the letter, she sees lights in her neighbor's house and Jo standing in the window, waving farewell; the next time she glances at Jo's house, it is dark and has returned to the appearance that no one has lived in the house for years. Safe Haven was adapted into a feature film in 2013; the film was directed by Lasse Hallström. It starred Julianne Hough as Katie, Josh Duhamel as Alex, David Lyons as Kevin, Cobie Smulders as Jo. Safe Haven in Goodreads

List of D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd publications

This is a list of DC Thomson publications. These newspapers and magazines are or were published by D. C. Thomson & Co. 110% Gaming Adventure Animal Planet Animals & You The Beano The Beezer Beezer and Topper The Best of Beezer The Best of Topper Blue Jeans Bucky O'Hare Buddy Bullet Bunty Buzz Champ Classic Stitches Classics from the Comics Commando Comics The Courier Cracker The Crunch The Dandy Danger Mouse Debbie, a girls' comic Diana – a girls' comic Emma, a girls' comic, combined with Judy in 1979 EPIC Magazine The Evening Telegraph The Fun Size Beano The Fun Size Dandy Goodie Bag Mag Hoot The Hotspur, New Hotspur, The Hotspur Jackie – a girls' comic Judy – girls' comic, became a 2-in-1 paper Mandy and Judy with the Mandy comic in 1991 before becoming part of Bunty in the mid-1990s. The annuals that DC Thomson have published, still publish, over the years, include: 70 Years of The Beano and The Dandy called Golden Years 60 Years.