By the end of Safe Haven, its protagonists will be touched by destiny—and by more death. But what else would you expect from a Nicholas Sparks story? Safe Haven opens on Valentine’s Day but will be forgotten by Presidents' Day. Yet somehow, destiny will ensure that more Nicholas Sparks adaptations are still to come...


  • Language/Profanity: “I’ll be d-mned”; “s--t”; “Je--s!”; “what the h--l”; “crap”; “bulls--t”; “for God’s sakes”; “for Christ’s sakes”; “good God”
  • Alcohol/Smoking/Drugs: A character drinks on the job and off it 
  • Sex/Nudity: Kissing; two characters are shown having sex, even though the woman is still married; the woman’s bare back seen during the sex scene
  • Violence/Crime: A woman is shown holding a bloody knife, and the arm of her victim can be seen through a doorway; later, we see the assault that led to the stabbing; a child slips on a boat, hits his head and falls into the water; attempted arson; a gunshot; a fish is speared; drinking and driving

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Publication date: February 14, 2013