Reader recommendation: The Lucky One

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.

The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks is the story of Logan, a Marine who returns from the Middle East with a picture of a young woman. Someone gave him the photo at the beginning of his tour and it becomes his lucky charm. After his return to the United States, he searches for the girl in the picture to tell her he believed the photo was a talisman that kept him unharmed during a long tour of combat. How she reacts to his story and whether or not he is eventually accepted by her and her family is cleverly told from three view points. Nicholas Sparks again builds characters and locations that only a proficient writer can create and keeps you hooked until the final page.

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