one day a mysterious woman named Katie appeared in a small town. her sudden arrival raised questions about her origins. Katie was determined to avoid personal ties with the people in this small town. but being a close community, people started approaching her and she couldn't help making friends. Alex was a widowed man who owned a store, he had two young children. Jo was a neighbor who lived not far away from Katie's rented cabin in the woods. just when she thought she could finally settled down in the peaceful town, her past returned to haunt her.
the story was based on Nicholas Sparks' novel, which made the storyline quite predictable, yet still managed to surprise us nonetheless. the only part that made all the waiting worthwhile was when Katie's husband finally came looking for her. a drunkard but also a cop made him a much more difficult character to take down as it was told in Katie's point of view. the rest of the story kind of dragged by with the intention of achieving an overwhelming happy ending, which turned out to be successful all thanks to the letter from Jo, Alex's late wife, to Alex's next wife-to-be, Katie.
some backgrounds on the movie:
- director: Lasse Hallström
- released: 2013
- casts: Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel, Noah Lomax, Mimi Kirkland, Cobie Smulders, David Lyons, George Dawe
- language: English
- genre: Mystery/Romance