Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

In this Nicholas Sparks novel, we find Logan Thibault, a former Marine stationed in Iraq, who survives three tours all because of a photograph of a beautiful young woman he finds in the sand in Iraq. He posts the photograph on a bulletin board, but the photo is never taken. His best friend Victor keeps telling him the photograph is a good luck charm, even though Logan scoffs at this notion. A few years after returning from the war, he sets out to find the woman in the photograph, walking all the way with his wonderful companion, a German Shepherd named Zeus. He finds the woman in a place called Hampton, South Carolina, where he finds Elizabeth.

Elizabeth, along with her grandmother, who raised her, owns and runs a Kennel and Obedience Class for Dogs. Logan is immediately hired by Nana, but Elizabeth is suscpicious of Logan, as he doesn't talk much about his past and she's been very leery of men, esp. since her divorce from Keith, who comes from a very powerful family in town. When she finds her ten year old son Ben friends with Logan and Zeus, she starts finding she likes him more and more.

When Logan begins to wonder why he's been on a journey to find Elizabeth, he learns quite suddenly just how much destiny can play a part in changing our lives. When Logan finds evidence of a break-in in his home, he knows who and why and works to resolve the problem before it causes their lives to be changed forever. It takes an accident for Logan, Elizabeth, Ben and Keith to realize just how important a life is. I have read most of Nicholas's books and really loved this story. He tends to have a dog as a central character in some of his books and that I especially like.

Forever Friends Rating 5 Stars by Teri
Until Next Time, See You Around The Book Nook.

Grand Central Publishing
Pub. Date: September 2008

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