The Lucky One By Nicholas Sparks. The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks is a contemporary romance that was originally published back in 2008 but is now being republished. Nicholas Sparks is an author that most readers know you can count on to tell a beautiful story. Logan Thibault is an ex marine that has a strange sort of mission to accomplish now that he’s back in the states. Logan had found a photograph of a young woman while in a war zone and when he couldn’t find the owner he kept the photo himself. When luck seemed to follow Logan every where his friend was insistent that the photo was good luck and he would need to repay the woman someday. Filled with tender romance and terrific suspense, The Lucky One is Nicholas Sparks at his best—an unforgettable story about the surprising paths our lives often take and the power of fate to guide us to true and everlasting love.