U.S. Marine Logan Thibault carries
a picture of a woman he's never met because it brings him good luck.
But when he sets out to find the woman, he is met with unexpected
circumstances surrounding his new love and his shrouded past. Though
not Sparks's most original tale, the story flows well and narrator John
Bedford Lloyd delivers a solid performance. Lloyd's deep bass tone is
perfectly suited for Thibault, a manly man if ever there was one.
Lloyd's supporting characters are rich and interesting in their own
right, some speaking in comical Southern drawls, others with a raw
reality. The final result is quite touching without much over-the-top
sentimentality on Lloyd's part.