If you're looking for typical James Patterson fare, keep looking. When I read this book I was amazed that it was written by the same James Patterson who writes the books of mystery, intrigue, murder, and crime... How someone can transition from that genre to this is mind boggling to me. He's truly just a gifted author to be able to write so well in both genres.
This is a quick read, and a really enjoyable story. Just be sure you have a box of tissues nearby! This is a story about love and loss... If you can get through this without feeling some tugs at your heartstrings, well then, I think just a tiny piece of your soul might be missing.
If you like this book, you'll like Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas, also by Patterson. It's sort of like a Nicholas Sparks novel, only (in my own opinion) better written, (and I like a good Nicholas Sparks every so often).
You know, I just listed Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas and Sam's Letters to Jennifer on my PBS booklist, but I think I need to read then both again before someone requests them.
This book made me think of my grandmother, made me miss her. I very rarely cry reading a book BUT this one......still touches me just thinking about it. I am not a big fan of James Patterson's other books...but the this type is great. (Sundays at Tiffany's and Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas) All great books.
It always amazes me that the same person who writes those thrillers/mysteries novels can write these incredibly touching, heartbreaking stories...
This was a very romantic and touching story, and made me really wonder about all of the details of my parents and grandparents lives. The ending was very sad but very happy at the same time. :)
Awesome story of family love and knowing your family. Sam is a grandmother who writes letters to her granddaughter Jennifer just before she goes into a coma. Sam's letters help Jennifer to understand not only her grandmother and her life better.. but come to some realizations of her own life and where it is going. Awesome read. If you enjoy any of James Patterson, this book is no different. Quick and easy reading. This particular book is hardcover, but that's fine.. it's one I have to share!
Until I read this book I thought Patterson only wrote suspense/thrillers/mystery novels. This was a wonderful book and I could not put this down. I read it in a few hours. I even got emotional towards the end.
If you liked Bridges of Madison County you will like this!
It was such a wonderfully touching and endearing story. The summers up at the lake are so relatable to any reader in summers of their own. Jennifer's love for Sam and ability to find love again are so touching. Quick read, highly recommend, if you love Nicholas Sparks or Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas you'll love this story.
A desperate phone call sends Jennifer back to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin to the resort village where she grew up, to care for her grandmother Samantha. While she was alone in her house, Sam suffered a terrible fall and is currently comatose in the hospital. Returning to the place where she had spent so many happy summers, Jennifer has no idea that she will soon experience not one but two of the most extraordinary love stories she could ever know.
The first is completely unexpected. In a series of letters that Jennifer discovers which are addressed to her, Sam reveals a huge secret that she has kept concealed for decades: Her greatest love is not the man she was married to for all those years. As Jennifer reads about this passionate partnership, she learns more about love's imperatives and secrets than she ever dreamed possible.
And then comes the biggest surprise of all. At a time when she thought she could never - and would never - experience love again, Jennifer lets her guard down. In that one unguarded moment, Jennifer is swept up in the greatest, most amazing, most exhilarating and emotional flight she's ever known. But, just as suddenly, she learns that this new love comes with an almost unbearable cost. Jennifer doesn't think she can survive the pain - but reading her grandmother's letters to her, Jennifer begins to believe that love may help her find a way.
I haven't read that many books by James Patterson - only two so far - but I really am intrigued that he can write so well in such a variety of genres. I found this book to be absolutely delightful! It was emotionally poignant; a captivating love story - actually two separate love stories - beautifully intertwined. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and give it an A+!
Have you ever got a letter that changed your life completely? A woman is summoned back to the house where she grew up. She finds a series of letters that changes her life. She finds two extraordinary love letters. Her life totally changes. Great gift.
Jennifer returns to the resort village where she grew up to help a beloved relative--and ends up experiencing not one but two of the most amazing love stories she's ever known.
The first is completely unexpected. In a series of letters that Jennifer finds, her relative reveals that she has concealed a huge secret for decades: Her great love is not the man she was married to for all those years. As Jennifer reads about this passionate partnership, she learns more about love's imperatives and secrets than she ever dreamed possible.
A woman goes back to the town where she grew up and to the house she
lived in... It is there she finds letters addressed to her...the information in those letters will upend her world as she thought she knew it, and will propel her into a love more powerful than she ever
imagined was possible. Very entertaining story! I enjoyed it a lot!
A woman is summoned back to the town where she grew up. And in the house where she spent her most magical years she finds a series of letters addressed to her. Each of those letters is a piece of a story that will upend the world she thought she knew.