Mar 27, 2009

The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

I received Nicholas Sparks' The Lucky One from Miriam at Hachette Group, and I sent it off to my mom for review. So without further ado, here's my mom, Pat, and her review of The Lucky One.

Logan Thibault finds a picture in the dirt on his third tour of duty in Iraq. He keeps the picture hoping that he will find the owner. His best friend and buddy has an explanation for Logan's good luck, the picture is his lucky charm.

Logan walks cross country with his dog from Colorado, stopping in towns to show the picture to people he meets. Nobody recognizes it. He ends up in Hampton, North Carolina where he meets Deputy Keith Clayton, who is divorced from Beth. Clayton and Beth have a son, Ben.

The journey Logan takes to find the picture's rightful owner is engaging and demonstrates the hardships family and friends can undergo. Sparks creates a heart-wrenching story. This is a must read, fast-paced novel. I give this five stars.

18 comments:

Toni said...

Awesome review. This one is on my list... I haven't read Sparks but I REALLY want to read this one.

ANovelMenagerie said...

I read and reviewed this one. Nicholas Sparks is my guy! Love all of his books.

Sheri

Serena said...

My mom apparently loved this one too. I haven't read it yet...but I will now!

Debs Desk said...

What a great review. I must agree with your mom, I loved this very much.
Thanks for the great blog and great review.
Debbie
debdesk9@verizon.net

bermudaonion said...

Great review, Pat. I enjoyed this book too.

Anna said...

Thanks for the great review, Pat. This one is on my shelf (or should I say stacked on the floor LOL) and I hope to read it soon.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Nely said...

Great review. I personally am a big fan of Nicholas Sparks but didn't really love this one for some reason. It was okay for me.

Serena said...

Nely: I haven't read it yet, but my mom adored it.

booklineandsinker said...

hmmm...he's not really my cup o' cocoa...but the review makes the book sound interesting...do i dare pick it up?

Serena said...

I haven't read it, so I can't really tell you. I can tell you my mom loved this book and his other books.

Janel said...

Great review, Pat. I'm adding this one to my ever-expanding wish list!

Dar said...

Hi Pat-wonderful review! You captured the story perfectly. I enjoyed this one also although it wasn't one of my faves of his.

Literary Feline said...

I have only read one Nicholas Sparks' book, The Notebook, which I really enjoyed. My mom is a huge fan of the author's books and has read just about every one of them. I'm sure she'll be loaning me this one when I see her again. Great review, Serena.

nbbaker1102 said...

Somtimes I love Nicholas Sparks books, sometimes I hate them. This one sounds a little bit different. Maybe I'll check it out.

Ladytink_534 said...

Sparks is such a good author even if his stories are heartbreaking most of the time which is why I read him sparingly.

Serena said...

I think my mom is enjoying her new hobby. LOL

Literary Feline: Your mom hasn't been debuted on your blog yet...any plans for that, since she loves Nicholas Sparks?

Nbbaker: I agree some I really love and others I don't

Ladytink: I have the same thoughts on his books. I can only take so much heartbreak

Natasha @ Maw Books said...

I read this one for my book club. Everybody else liked it a lot more than me. I thought it was just okay.

Serena said...

Some of his books I really like and some I don't.