Romanian title: Refugiul, Editura RAO, 2013
This is a romantic story of a woman abused by her husband, who finds the courage to run away and build a whole new life for herself, but she cannot do that until she confronts her past and fears. The book was a big success, like many of Nicholas Sparks’s novels, which is why at some point it was also turned into a movie. Check the official website for a full synopsis.
I enjoyed translating this book, as it was not only an easy-flowing and pleasant reading, but also very different from my usual translations. The readers highly appreciated the novel for its story and characters, as well as for the clarity, fluency and natural feeling of the Romanian version.