Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks:First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday


Since the screen adaptation of Nicholas Spark's Safe Haven comes out pretty soon - yeah, it's Valentine's Day natch, I thought I'd share the opening to the book for First Paragraph - Teaser Tuesday hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea.  And for Teaser Tuesday at Should Be Reading

I haven't bought the book yet and unless the opening paragraph and the free sample on my Nook
convince me otherwise, I probably won't. I'm not usually much of a Sparks fan but since the screen adaptation starring Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough does come out on February 14th, I have loads of time to read the book first if you think I should. 

Let's take a look and maybe you can give me some advice ...

As Katie wound her way among the tables, a breeze from the Atlantic rippled through her hair. Carrying three plates in her left hand and another in her right, she wore jeans and a T-shirt that read Ivan's: Try Our Fish Just for the Halibut! She brought the plates to four men wearing polo shirts; the one closest to her caught her eye and smiled. Though he tried to act as though he was just a friendly guy, she knew he was watching her as she walked away. Melody had mentioned the men had come from Wilmington and were scouting locations for a movie. 
 Well?  Should I keep reading the free sample on my Nook?  
Should I buy it?  Borrow it?  Or Forget it?


Watch the Safe Haven trailer



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20 comments:

  1. I'm not loving the intro thus far, but I hope I'm wrong and it's a terrific story. Thanks so much for joining us this week.

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  2. YAY! Safe Haven!
    I can't wait to see the movie and read the book.
    My Teaser

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  3. I have never been a big fan of Sparks, but I read (and LOVED) this one; it was one of the first I read on my Kindle, incidentally named Sparky.

    I have been watching the previews of the movie...and I'm in! Hope you enjoy the book.

    MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

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  4. Not sure about that excerpt, but I've watched the trailer and it's quite intriguing! I'd read it. :-)

    Here's my Teaser Tuesdays post this week, from The Redhead Revealed by Alice Clayton. ;-)

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  5. I saw the trailer to this movie a couple of weeks ago for the first time, and all I could think was, Did they remake Sleeping With the Enemy?

    Not sure I'll go see this one just to see how different it is from the Julia Roberts movie that sounds practically identical!

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    1. Ah, I knew it seemed familiar. I don't know that it struck me about Sleeping with the Enemy but you're right of course, the escape from an abusive relationship has become an overused story line. How sad! What actually interests me about this one is that Cobie Smulder is in it as the friend; Smulder plays Robin on How I Met Your Mother on television. I don't watch a lot of TV (really I don't, Madame Bookseller) but I like the show and would like to see Smulder in other roles. :)

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  6. Looks like a nice easy romance to read. I'd borrow it unless you want to read it again or lend it out. In either case, enjoy it.

    Here's my first chapter: Dearest Rose

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    1. I like yours too. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  7. I'm not a big Sparks fan.... but this might be good for Valentine's Day. Hope you enjoy it!

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  8. I haven't read any Nicholas Sparks books yet, but I do love the movies I've seen. I might have to look this one up. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

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    1. I'm still waiting for one to beat The Notebook ... so far it hasn't happened. Thanks for visiting my blog, Kelley.

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  9. My only complaint about Nicholas Sparks books is that someone always seems to die in the end! I find myself asking who that's going to be while I'm reading. But the stories are good anyhow.
    My Teaser is from CONFESSIONS OF A PREDATORY LENDER.

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    1. I hadn't looked at it that way! true, he doesn't specialize in what you would call happy endings! Thanks for visiting Sandy.

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  10. I can't help you as I have not read NS since Message In A Bottle. I'd have to be really convinced to read another of his books.

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  11. I might see the movie but not read the book. I've hated interviews he has done, claiming his book are perfectly plotted. It seems too formulaic. Break out! Here's Mine

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    1. I remember you telling me that about him. At this point wouldn't you think he was wealthy enough to be willing to risk and break out of his own mold?

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  12. I have not read NS since about the second book as they are too predictable. I would probably see this movie as the trailer looks good. Why not borrow the book?

    Bises,
    Genie

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  13. I don't know about this first paragraph. It's not calling to me. The movie, however, does interest me. I'll skip the book but watch the movie. It's been a long time since I saw a good romance movie at the theater.

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  14. Doesn't grab me (too many seemingly irrelevant details) but the film clip looks okay - perhaps it's one of those rare ones that makes for a better movie than a read?!

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