When U.S. Marine Logan Thibault finds a photograph of a smiling young woman half-buried in the dirt during his third tour of duty in Iraq, his first instinct is to toss it aside. Instead, he brings it back to the base for someone to claim, but when no one does, he finds himself always carrying the photo in his pocket. Soon Thibault experiences a sudden streak of luck—winning poker games and even surviving deadly combat that kills two of his closest buddies. Only his best friend, Victor, seems to have an explanation for his good fortune: the photograph—his lucky charm.
Back home in Colorado, Thibault can’t seem to get the photo—and the woman in it—out of his mind. Believing that she somehow holds the key to his destiny, he sets out on a journey across the country to find her, never expecting the strong but vulnerable woman he encounters in Hampton, North Carolina—Elizabeth, a divorced mother with a young son—to be the girl he’s been waiting his whole life to meet. Caught off guard by the attraction he feels, Thibault keeps the story of the photo, and his luck, a secret. As he and Elizabeth embark upon a passionate and all-consuming love affair, the secret he is keeping will soon threaten to tear them apart—destroying not only their love, but also their lives. Filled with tender romance and terrific suspense, The Lucky One is Nicholas Sparks at his best—an unforgettable story about the surprising paths our lives often take and the power of fate to guide us to true and everlasting love.
Just like with the other Nicholas Sparks books I've read, I love everything about it. This is my favorite book along with Dear John, they're both very similar to my story.
I love the characters and the setting, even though the place is always the same, he brings different personalities and stories with different endings. I love the way he writes, his books make me feel calm and have hope, even when things don't work out, there is always something that I know I can relate to and understand why things had to end the way they did.
I love the twists in this story, the way everything unfolds and how even in the most complex stories, that you don't think possible, there are realistic emotions and responses from the characters involved. I've read this book three times already and it makes me cry every time. The emotions are just so real to me, I feel like I'm right there with them.
Though I don't relate to the main female character in this book, the story is just so similar, I just love everything from the beginning to the end.
This is the only book turned into movie that I've loved so much I just couldn't watch the movie. I watched about 30 minutes at most and it was just so different, I was so mad. I felt like they didn't capture everything from the main characters to the setting in the book. Now, that I'm trying to see the difference between movies and books, I want to give it a second chance and like each one for their differences.
I don't know what else to say without rambling about my own story and how this made me miss everything and wish it could still go on.
Nicholas Sparks is one of my favorite authors and I recommend all his books, there are many good qualities from the characters, but they are realistic enough to know that even they make mistakes and those mistakes have consequences.