Publisher's Weekly calls The Lucky One Nicholas Sparks's "most original tale," which sounds promising for a man whose books usually start with "the." (The Notebook, The Wedding, The Choice.) The Lucky One is not only about — surprise — love, but it's also about stalking. A US marine carries a picture of a woman through Iraq because he believes it/her brings him luck. Then he tracks her down, they fall in love while he keeps the picture a secret, and it becomes a not-so-lucky memento.
Out Aug. 11