When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet unassuming, Katie is determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community. But even as Katie starts to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts her. . .Nicholas Sparks is one of the world's most beloved storytellers. All Nicholas Sparks' books have been international bestsellers and have been translated into more than forty languages. Seven of his novels have been adapted into major films: The Lucky One, The Last Song, Dear John, Nights in Rodanthe, Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember and The Notebook. Make sure you read this before you see it on the big screen!