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The Lucky One [Hardcover]

Nicholas Sparks
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Sept. 30 2008
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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There are only two people who can get away with writing chick-lit: Jodi Picoult and Nicholas Sparks ... Sparks has delivered another brilliantly addictive read **** London Lite A strictly curl-up-on-the-sofa-on-your-own affair ... A guiltier than guilty pleasure - race through it with lots of tissues **** Heat Sparks writes unashamedly romantic novels that make women weak at the knees ... Once again, Sparks certainly flies Closer This one won't leave a dry eye Daily Mirror Book of the Week --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Nicholas Sparks is the author of 13 books. He lives in North Carolina with his wife and five children. You can visit the author's web site at www.nicholassparks.com.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
By Buggy TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
THE LUCKY ONE is another great read from master storyteller Nicholas Sparks. Here we are given a story with a slightly darker edge and far more suspense then his usual soppy romance. Dog lovers and fans of THE GUARDIAN in particular will appreciate this engaging romantic suspense.

One of the great (or not so great) things about Nicholas Sparks is that he doesn't always give you a happy ending and it was with this in mind that about half way through (just as the flood waters started to rise, secrets began boiling to the surface and I was completely invested in the characters and their budding love story) I began to get nervous for the ending. I mean you just knew something bad was going to happen, the clues were all there but the real question that kept me turning pages at a frantic pace was... to who?

Each chapter here has been written from a different characters POV incorporating Elizabeth; a divorced mother with a young son who along with her no-nonsense Nana run a dog kennel in their small North Carolina town, Clayton her ex-husband and the town sheriff (bully) comes from a influential family yet harbours some nasty little secrets and Thibault as our hero. An Iraq war veteran, Logan Thibault alongside his dog Zeus has walked (yes walked) from Colorado in an obsessive search for the unknown woman in a photograph he found during his three harrowing tours of duty in Iraq. He believes the picture to be his good luck charm and directly responsible for keeping him alive. In the end all the characters merge for a predictable yet ultimately nail-biting ending.

The last chapter is very, very sneaky with Sparks keeping you on pins for pages before finally giving up the ending of which I had no clue.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 10 2014
By Cathy
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Great book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it June 21 2014
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I liked the book better than the movie but that's not surprising I would read it again. I loved it
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5.0 out of 5 stars HAD ME IN TEARS Jan. 7 2014
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I believe the book is leaps and bounds better than the movie. It keeps you interested and shocks you at the end.

Lovely book. I was in tears at the end.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ok Dec 27 2013
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True to Nicholas Sparks, the book is kind of mushy romance with the live interest acting to help or save the heroine. You kniw that going in though
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5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the movie! June 23 2013
By JP
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Liked how much more detail was in the book compared to the movie. I gave it a 5 because its just an all around good book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite May 23 2013
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Loved everything about this story. It was over too quickly. Wish I had a dog like Zeus. Relieved by the happy ending.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the read May 11 2013
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I found this to be an enjoyable and easy read. I appreciated the way the writer gave a chapter to each of the characters and thus their perspective on what was going on. Sparks doesn't always have a predicable ending and this didn't disappoint.
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