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The Lucky One By Nicholas Sparks The Lucky One 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 b
  • Title: The Lucky One
  • Author: Nicholas Sparks
  • ISBN: 9780446579933
  • Page: 329
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Lucky One By Nicholas Sparks 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 winniWhen 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 ofte
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    1. Nicholas Sparks

      Nicholas Sparks is one of the world s most beloved storytellers All of his books have been New York Times bestsellers, with over 105 million copies sold worldwide, in than 50 languages, including over 75 million copies in the United States alone.Sparks wrote one of his best known stories, The Notebook, over a period of six months at age 28 It was published in 1996 and he followed with the novels Message in a Bottle 1998 , A Walk to Remember 1999 , The Rescue 2000 , A Bend in the Road 2001 , Nights in Rodanthe 2002 , The Guardian 2003 , The Wedding 2003 , True Believer 2005 and its sequel, At First Sight 2005 , Dear John 2006 , The Choice 2007 , The Lucky One 2008 , The Last Song 2009 , Safe Haven 2010 , The Best of Me 2011 , and The Longest Ride 2013 as well as the 2004 non fiction memoir Three Weeks With My Brother, co written with his brother Micah His eighteenth novel, See Me, published on October 12, 2015 His newest book, Two by Two, will be published on October 4, 2016.Film adaptations of Nicholas Sparks novels, including The Choice, The Longest Ride, The Best of Me, Safe Haven on all of which he served as a producer , The Lucky One, Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, The Notebook, Nights in Rodanthe, Dear John and The Last Song, have had a cumulative worldwide gross of over three quarters of a billion dollars.In 2012, Sparks and his publishing agent and creative partner Theresa Park, launched Nicholas Sparks Productions, with Park as President of Production A film version of The Guardian is currently in development, as is a film based on Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers s friendship with Chicago Bears teammate Brian Piccolo.Sparks lives in North Carolina He contributes to a variety of local and national charities, and is a major contributor to the Creative Writing Program MFA at the University of Notre Dame, where he provides scholarships, internships, and a fellowship annually He co founded The Epiphany School in New Bern, North Carolina in 2006 As a former full scholarship athlete he still holds a track and field record at the University of Notre Dame he also spent four years coaching track and field athletes at the local public high school In 2009, the team he coached at New Bern High School set a World Junior Indoor Record in the 4 x400 meter, in New York The record still stands Click to watch the Runner s World video with Nicholas.The Nicholas Sparks Foundation, a 501 c 3 nonprofit committed to improving cultural and international understanding through global education experiences for students of all ages was launched in 2011 Between the foundation, and the personal gifts of the Sparks family, than 15 million dollars have been distributed to deserving charities, scholarship programs, and projects Because the Sparks family covers all operational expenses of the foundation, 100% of donations are devoted to programs.

    731 thoughts on “The Lucky One”

    1. Damn, I really can t understand why I even started reading Sparks in the first place This book was so full of stereotypes, it was awful I mean, the guy was, of course, handsome, attractive, great with kids, a good craftsman, and surprise surprise, he even could play the piano The woman was beautiful, sensitive, a great mum, a talented cook, bla bla bla And Sparks doesn t even make the effort to change the setting Not once It s always near or in Wilmington, North Carolina yawn It had its rare nic [...]


    2. I m not sure what I should put for an address Like I said, I just got to town and I m staying at the Holiday Motor Court I could also use my mom s mailing address in Colorado Which would you prefer Colorado Yeah, I know Kind of far from here What brought you to Hampton You, he thought I came to find you Nicholas Sparks has his reputation of writing the most popular and some quite beautiful original love stories Of course, The Lucky One was no exception There were some elements I was annoyed abou [...]


    3. ROMANTIC, SUSPENSEFUL AND ULTIMATELY HARD TO PUT DOWN Opening Line Deputy Keith Clayton hadn t heard them approach, and up close, he didn t like the looks of them any then he had the first time he d seen them THE LUCKY ONE is another great read from Nicholas Sparks Here we are given a story with a slightly darker edge and far 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 t [...]


    4. A typical NS book, which seems like a gender reversal of Message in a Bottle It was an easy escape read, and the characters are all well developed I actually hated reading the chapters on Clayton What a creep I love Zeus, who had a great handle on character reading Almost feel that NS is becoming a bit Danielle Steeleish in his writingrmula, token sex, surprise of who died lived.All in allt a bad book for a cold weekend


    5. I picked up this book because I d seen the movie preview and thought that I should really read it before watching it Problem is, I have a real love hate relationship with Nicholas Sparks I m a happy ending kind of a girl I read books to escape the sadness, drama and sometimes craziness of life I swear, every other time I read a Sparks book I swear I ll never read another I don t like it when people find true love and then one of them dies or does something stupid so they re ripped apart forever [...]



    6. She was struck by the simple truth that sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right ppl I really liked this one, simply a lovable great story, not perfect there were a few things that irked me about the story but besides that it was a great read.


    7. Nicholas Sparks is not a good writer His dialogue is completely flat, and it doesn t help when he throws in comments such as he liked her wit when nothing at all witty had been said I can only imagine he is working toward a certain word count when he describes every step of making tacos and homemade ice cream I ve heard that he disdains the label of romance author for himself, but most romance authors I read can write circles around him.


    8. I should have known what I was getting myself into.Okay Let me begin with some positives so I can avoid being hunted down and beaten by the army of Nicholas Sparks fans.Sparks is an excellent storyteller and a master of the romantic motif He is good at taking a timeless story element and putting a new spin on it He is also good with pacing, using smooth and lyrical words during romantic moments and quick and terse words in the suspenseful moments.HoweverThere are few things irritating than a w [...]


    9. This wasn t one of my absolute favorites just okay I have read several Nicholas Sparks novels and I put this one in the category of True Believer and its sequel, At First Sight.By now the author pretty much has a formula which he follows in most of his books always set it his home state of North Carolina, there is always a storm where the plot twists and or reaches its climax, someone usually dies, and the couples always fall in love and end up in bed usually, boring, uninteresting sex ensues Th [...]


    10. Whenever I go to read a Nicholas Sparks book my first and usually only question to anyone who has read it is Am I going to cry I ask this because in many of Spark s novels the main character dies in the end often in a tragic way Since, I now want fun books with happy endings, it breaks my heart when this happens However, Sparks has such a rich and inviting writing style that even with these reoccurring tragic endings, I can t help but fall in love with any and all of his books The characters com [...]


    11. Thank you Nicholas Sparks for the heart attack you almost caused me with that ending I was this close to lose my mind over Logan.It s a beautiful story, beautifully written, and very enjoyable, it evokes faith, luck, destiny, all gathered in a former marine s life, and his journey to accomplish what had started in his life because of a photographK why But I always find Sparks stories so enjoyable, like they keep one s mind away from his own crap, and make it wander away in the era and place wher [...]


    12. I read it because I can t watch a movie without reading the book, first What I want to know is, HOW this man got so popular He can t write for crap Utterly unbelievable First of all, we have Elizabeth, who is a single mom who is a teacher think lesson plans, grading papers, gone all day, etc who takes her son to chess baseball violin, who also cares for her grandmother who had a stroke , AND co runs a kennel obedience school out of her home AND is carting her son back and fort to visitation and [...]


    13. Okay, so this book followed my reading of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle After that great work of literature, anything would pale, probably Maybe I m not being fair, but I really just didn t care for Sparks latest I ve only read a few of his books, but already I m seeing a pattern and I found myself getting bored and saying, Awe, come on, throughout The plot was too predictable, the characters were too generic, and I guess I just wasn t in to the whole storyline The creepy cop ex husband didn t hel [...]


    14. I found The Lucky One, by Nicholas Sparks, captivating Nicholas Sparks is a 1 New York Times best selling author with over fifty million copies of his books in print worldwide and translated into over forty languages Other titles include The Rescue, A Bend in the Road, The Guardian, The Wedding, True Believer, At First Sight, Dear John, The Choice, and Three Weeks With My Brother Nicholas Sparks has also had four of his novels adapted into major motion pictures including Message in a Bottle, The [...]


    15. At least this one has a happy ending I am noticing a pattern in Sparks books though which is kinda disappointing because I have enjoyed the few that I ve read, but it seems like they always contain the same core elements.One thing that annoyed me in this book which, I realize, has nothing to do with the storyline at all is that when they are making homemade ice cream, Sparks lists the ingredients they are adding which include a cup of flour You don t put flour in homemade ice cream Did that both [...]


    16. Started off a little slow, maybe because he spent so much time introducing the characters It just got a little old and before I knew it I was 1 2 way through the book and not much had happened But good thing you don t read the beginning last.I did like the story, I m a sap for romance, I loved the character Logan.On a side note I couldn t get past some of the writing For being such a famous author I would think they would use spell check or something before they published it Ex finally was fnall [...]


    17. Creo que Nicholas Sparks es mi autor favorito sin yo misma saberlo Mi relaci n con l es bastante tensa, porque lo odio con todo mi coraz n por esos finales tan crueles en sus libros, pero lo amo con toda mi alma por todas las historias de amor tan maravillosas que ha creado.Y tengo que decirlo o explotar Por fin un final feliz


    18. It was their secret, a secret meant for just the two of them, and she d never been able to imagine how it would sound coming from someone else But, somehow, Logan made it sound just right Such a great book.I really liked the whole concept of this book,it s very interesting.Logan is such an amazing character,he s pretty much my new fictional crush.But I do agree that he should have told Elizabeth about the photo as soon as he met her,that would make both his and her life so much easier.Elizabeth [...]



    19. In the blink of an eye, something happens by chance when you least expect it sets you on a course that you never planned, into a future you never imagined Ah, Mr Sparks Crowned king of the romance, emperor of the love stories that hit you where it hurts the most Allow me to be frank here, my dear Nicholas, I am slightly disappointed.The Lucky One has everything I need in a book for me to be moved and emotionally kicked always in a good way, of course But there was something missing, I seriously [...]


    20. I was waiting for a flight, desperate for reading material, so I picked this up at the airport book stall I read the summary on the back cover and decided it sounded better than a James Patterson book, but definitely wasn t going to set my world on fire Wow, was I right.About a third of the way through, I was shaking my head at the complete and utter CHEESINESS of the story So, I checked the front flap for the author s name and other works to make a mental note to avoid them in the future I was [...]


    21. The famous Nicholas Sparks creates yet another amazing tale of lovers.Driven by luck and determination, Logan Thibult is in a search for a woman in a photograph that he found serving war in iraq The photograph saved his life numerous times and with little persuasion by his friend Victor, he set on a journey to find the woman and repay the debt he felt he owed.Elizabeth, a woman who spent the rest of her life after highschool struggling through life as a single mother, is overwhelmed with her lif [...]


    22. I m not going to lie I read this book because I wanted to watch the film and I wanted to watch the film because Zac Efron is in it and I wanted to stare at Zac Efron for 90 minutes because I am shallow.I also wanted to read the book because I m fascinated by the fact that so many of Nicholas Sparks novels have been turned into films Is he really that good or just he have an extraordinary agent Well, I enjoyed this book Between reading the blurb and seeing the trailer for the film, I knew exactly [...]


    23. V echny knihy od pana Sparkse m m prost stra n r da A u Talismanu to bylo tak tak Je to velice jemn , mil , citliv a romantick p b h, kter se kr sn te Celkov Sparks v styl psan m m moc r da, jeho knihy se mi tou velice dob e V t hle kn ce se mi l bila p tomnost pejsk Zoro pejsek hlavn ho hrdiny je prost skv l Mohla bych tedy ct, e bych tuhle knihu doporu ila i milovn k m pejsk P b h nen nikterak n ro n , asi je i lehce p edv dateln , ale Sparks um l mat srdce vejp l a j osobn jsem r da, e v t h [...]


    24. This is the first Nicholas Sparks book I ve read and I ll look for another This book grabbed me from the first chapter, clearly written and intriguing characters and, even though I had a pretty good idea of where the plot was going and didn t really have any surprises, I still really enjoyed the story and how it was told.Logan Thiebault is a great character and I really wanted him to find his way and his HEA Without too much detail, his experiences as a marine and how that affected his life were [...]



    25. The cheese factor is pretty high for this one, people When Logan Thibault, a Marine serving in Iraq, finds a picture of a pretty woman in the sand, his friend Vincent considers it to be Thibault s good luck charm Thibault doesn t, but whatever Once out of the Marines, Thibault tracks down Elizabeth the woman in the photo by walking yes, walking from his Colorado home to a small North Carolina town There, he finds out she s a single mother And her ex husband, a deputy, is an asshole But lo, Eliza [...]


    26. 3.5 5Siempre hay una primera vez para todo Me gust Sip No shame.Logan, encuentra esa fotograf a en la arena y su suerte cambia completamente Aunque no est seguro de lo que significa, la conserva con l durante cinco a os Cuando se encuentra m s perdido de lo que hubiera deseado, decide ir en su busca En parte le debe su vida, y en parte siente que algo debe hacerse.Esta parte es MUY extra a MUY MUY MUY Muy raro, muy perturbador, muy escalofriante Un tipo que no conoces de nada, que duerma con tu [...]


    27. She was struck by the simple truth that sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people Rating 4 5 starsThis is my first Nicholas Sparks book And OMG this was so awesome Like I totally loved it To be honest I first thought that I would put it down after a few chapters but then everything started to, you know, mix together so perfectly, that I couldn t help but loved it The writing style was nice and simple, with no use of tricky words or [...]


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