Nicholas Sparks is the best-selling author of numerous novels. His latest work, The Lucky One, will be available from Hachette Books on September 30, 2008.
Logan Thibault finds a photograph of a beautiful young woman while doing a tour of duty in Kuwait. After his attempt to find the owner failed, he began carrying the photo with him. He and his buddies begin to think of the photo as a lucky charm.
Logan returns to Colorado after his discharge from the Marines. He flounders around for a while, not knowing what to do with his life. He decides that he “owes” the woman in the photograph, so he and his dog walk from Colorado to North Carolina.
In North Carolina, he finds out that Beth is a divorced, single mother. Logan must deal with Beth, her grandmother, her ex-husband and her son.
This story is told from 3 points of view - Logan’s, Beth’s and Keith’s (the ex-husband). It is a sweet, predictable love story. After reading Tears of the Desert, which was emotionally draining, but wonderful, this light read was exactly what I needed.