a man believes an unknown woman's photograph is his lucky charm and so he felt like it's his responsibility/ destiny/ calling to find her, meet her, thank her and tell her how she "saved" his life when he was at war. of course he found her and that's where it all begins.
a very easy read from nicholas sparks. i liked the beginning and middle of the story as it gives you this "omg-there's-trouble-up-ahead" kinda feeling of excitement but unfortunately it failed to deliver in the end. i felt the ending was too abrupt and it lacked a satisfying finish. there really wasn't anything special for me in this book. but what the heck, it's a love story from a popular author who gave us The Notebook and Dear John and made us all lovesick and mushy. give it a try, maybe it's the story for you.
I feel like all of my ratings are four or five stars, but truth be told if I don't enjoy a book I won't finish it. So, I won't be able to review or rate it. I have started many of Nicholas Sparks books and haven't quite finished all of them. I know I am a seriously disturbed person to not be enthralled with this writer, sorry. I have to say though, I did read this one cover to cover and didn't want to put it down. The story was wonderful. It's a very interesting concept. A marine in Iraq finds a picture of a young woman during his tour of duty and afterwards experiences luck at every turn. He starts winning poker games (before he never won any) and even survives deadly combat. When he returns to the US he can't get the woman from the photo out of his mind, so he searches her out and goes to find her, romance ensues and the secret he keeps about why he came to North Carolina could destroy them. It's a beautiful story.
I really loved this book! It's destiny, bringing two strangers together by way of a lost picture! Can Nickolas ever really go wrong? His books capture the struggles and sometimes tragedies of life, add touches of humor and love, and keep me turning pages in anticipation of a heartful triumph!
This is the second book read I've read by Sparks, the first one recently was True Believer, both books were so good. Sparks does seem to keep repeating the same elements, e.g. the lonely stranger; Logan in The Lucky One and Jeremy in True Believer. It is not something that gets old both books while have some of the same elements are fresh and orignal in the classic love story that they both tell. The Lucky One as well is filled with some twists and I found myself stopping a couple of times in surprise at whatever detail came about. The ending specificially had my heart racing.
A great read for any lazy day!
Another book by Nicholas Sparks that does not dissappoint. Read it in a day. My favorite so far. The characters come alive & you feel everything the writer writes about. Was dissappointed when I was done reading it as I did not want it to end. This will be a great movie too. Don't pass this one up. A great story by one of the best. Now I know why I buy all his books!