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Review: The Lucky One

September 24, 2008

Nicholas Sparks is the best-selling author of numerous novels.  His latest work, The Lucky One, will be available from Hachette Books on September 30, 2008.

Logan Thibault finds a photograph of a beautiful young woman while doing a tour of duty in Kuwait.  After his attempt to find the owner failed, he began carrying the photo with him.  He and his buddies begin to think of the photo as a lucky charm.

Logan returns to Colorado after his discharge from the Marines.  He flounders around for a while, not knowing what to do with his life.  He decides that he “owes” the woman in the photograph, so he and his dog walk from Colorado to North Carolina.

In North Carolina, he finds out that Beth is a divorced, single mother.  Logan must deal with Beth, her grandmother, her ex-husband and her son.

This story is told from 3 points of view – Logan’s, Beth’s and Keith’s (the ex-husband).  It is a sweet, predictable love story.  After reading Tears of the Desert, which was emotionally draining, but wonderful, this light read was exactly what I needed.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. September 24, 2008 7:48 am

    Is Nicholas Sparks’ “THE NOTEBOOK” better as in movie or in story? Is there anything extra written or shown us in the movie? Are the stories the same? And the same questions for “A WALK TO REMEMBER” too… Am asking coz’ I’ve seen both the movies and have personal copies too.. But wanted to know whether I had to buy the book or not.

  2. September 24, 2008 8:07 am

    I haven’t seen either of those movies, so I can’t answer your questions. Sorry.

  3. September 24, 2008 8:34 am

    I may be the last person in the world not to have read any of his books…but my niece loves him. I am sure she is anxiously awaiting “The Lucky One”.

  4. September 24, 2008 9:13 am

    they are beautiful movies.. check them out.

  5. September 24, 2008 9:40 am

    Kathy, okay you and J. Kaye are the queens of short, concise reviews that just say it all. I need you to give me a few lessons in brevity.

    Great review!

  6. September 24, 2008 1:48 pm

    Sometimes a sweet, predictable love story is just right…

    Also, I saw your comment on J. Kaye’s site about the new Wally Lamb book…you don’t have to wait until 2009. It comes out November 11!

  7. September 24, 2008 2:19 pm

    i like nicholas sparks books because they are kinda light and easy to read..:) sometimes they are good breaks after reading heavy books.. i am sure i’ll get to reading this one.. thanks for the nice review

  8. September 25, 2008 11:01 am

    I have this on my wish list! 🙂

  9. September 26, 2008 9:55 am

    I love Nicholas Sparks, and I can’t wait to read this one. I hear what you mean about Tears of the Desert. I had to stop reading on the bus this morning so I wouldn’t cry in front of everyone. Very powerful book.

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