The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

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I just wasn’t as affected with this one as I have been by some of his others.
-Literally Jen


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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.

Is there really such thing as a lucky charm? The hero of Nicholas Sparks's new novel believes he's found one in the form of a photograph of a smiling woman he's never met, but who he comes to believe holds the key to his destiny. The chain of events that leads to him possessing the photograph and finding the woman pictured in it is the stuff of love stories only a master such as Sparks can write.

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Nicholas Sparks was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on New Year's Eve, 1965. As a child, he lived in Minnesota, Los Angeles, and Grand Island, Nebraska, finally settling in Fair Oaks, California when he was eight. In 1984, he received a full scholarship to run track and field for the University of Notre Dame. Sparks wrote one of his best-known stories, The Notebook, over a period of six months at age 28. It was published in 1996 and spent 56 weeks on the New York Times hardcover best-seller list followed by another 54 weeks on the paperback list. Sparks has had a string of New York Times bestsellers including: A Walk to Remember, Message in a Bottle, The Rescue, A Bend in the Road, Nights in Rodanthe, The Guardian, The Wedding, True Believer and its sequel, At First Sight, Dear John, The Last Song, Safe Haven and The Best of Me. Safe Haven became his eighth film adaptation. Sparks is involved in many local and national charities, and is a major contributor to the Creative Writing Program (MFA) at the University of Notre Dame, where he provides scholarships, internships, and a fellowship annually. Along with his wife, he founded The Epiphany School in New Bern, North Carolina and the Nicholas Sparks Foundation.
Published September 10, 2008 by Grand Central Publishing. 340 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, War. Fiction
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Reviewed by Terry Miller Shannon on Aug 11 2009

Readers are sure to relish this grand, destined love story... Romance fans will consider themselves more than fortunate to have discovered THE LUCKY ONE.

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Reviewed by Pam Norfolk on Apr 24 2012

Happy endings are never a certainty in Sparks’ novels, and its dark overtones and nail-biting finish ensure The Lucky One is a gripping page-turner.

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Reviewed by Brittany Frizzell on Apr 20 2012

This book is great for anyone, especially those who love a great love story every now and then. I enjoyed reading it and I hope you do too.

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Reviewed by Amanda Keats on Jan 11 2012

A beautiful book with likeable and dark characters, hidden secrets and a brilliantly dramatic climax.

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Literally Jen

Below average
Apr 10 2012

I just wasn’t as affected with this one as I have been by some of his others.

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