Friday, May 24, 2013

Safe Haven

"She told him that of course she would marry him. She loved him, she’d said. He made her feel safe.
Safe. That was the word she used. Safe."

I'm reading Safe Haven. The latest Nicholas Sparks book that's been out in theatres. Of course, if it's made into a movie, I need to have read the book before I see the mauled version.

As always, Sparks has done an amazing job. Don't know what it is about his books - you can never deny the pure and deep love in them.

"She wasnt exactly sure when it happened. Or even when it started. All she knew for sure was that right here and now, she was falling hard and she could only pray that he was feeling the same way. "

And I really am into Safe Haven. About a woman who enters a marriage on the premise that her husband made her feel safe. And ends up running away from the marriage in fear - of his abuse, his shouting, his fists, his punches.

“Every couple needs to argue now and then. Just to prove that the relationship is strong enough to survive. Long-term relationships, the ones that matter, are all about weathering the peaks and the valleys.” 

I don't want to give away much more than that - don't worry, no spoilers....and anyway, I am not through with the book, but it's one of those amazing books that touch me very deeply. She lands up in a remote lazy town with absolutely nothing to call her own, no money, and having gone for days without food. She is living on the edge of a past filled with a lonesome childhood and memories of abuse, and fear. The edge upon which, looking forward, she finds true love.

“Love doesn't mean anything if you're not willing to make a commitment, and you have to think not only about what you want, but about what he wants. Not just now, but in the future.”