Book Reviews of Sam's Letters to Jennifer

Sam's Letters to Jennifer
Sam's Letters to Jennifer
Author: James Patterson
ISBN-13: 9780316710572
ISBN-10: 0316710571
Publication Date: 6/28/2004
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 480 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
Really good book. The title throws you off, you think Sam is a lover/boyfriend etc. Nice fast read, a little romance, but not too gushy. Sweet.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is a departure from the normal Patterson novels. This book is truly amazing. Be sure that you have tissues ready as this book will surely make you cry.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is an awesome book! I have no idea how Patterson is able to write form a woman's point of view, but he does an amazing job. One of my favorites!!!
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Helpful Score: 2
A series of letters to Jennifer, each a piece of a story that will completely change the life she thought she knew, two love stories are intertwined.
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Helpful Score: 2
Picked it up because it was James Patterson. Not his typical story. Wonderful love story, tear-jerker, heart-grabber. Keeps you guessing and flipping to the next page eagerly. Recommended highly.
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Helpful Score: 2
Not nearly as wonderful as Suzanne's Diary, but still a great read.
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Helpful Score: 2
Read this in about one day. Very sweet.Catches you at the beginning because you are wondering who Sam is.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very touching. Could be hard to read if you or someone you love is dealing with cancer. Very good book.
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Helpful Score: 1
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.
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Helpful Score: 1
I've read every book James Patterson has written but I definitely think this is his best.
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Helpful Score: 1
AWESOME BOOK! I couldn't put it down. Loved it!
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Helpful Score: 1
Outstanding! Once I started it, I could not put it down.
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Helpful Score: 1
If you liked The Notebook or The Wedding, you'll like this one too!
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Helpful Score: 1
Emotional Book. I loved how Patterson did this book in letters.
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Great book, couldn't put it down!
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Helpful Score: 1
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.
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Helpful Score: 1
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. :)
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Helpful Score: 1
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!
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excellent book, hard to put down. I read it in one afternoon.
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Out of the ordinary for KJmes Patterson but still a good book. Very fast read.
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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!
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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.
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keep a box of kleenex nearby...
very well-written, enjoyed this book
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This book is AWESOME- Everyone should read it.
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A totally different book from what James Patterson usually writes. Could hardly put it down until I finished it.
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Wonderful. I loved Sam.
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Pull out the tissues on this one! It is a great book and fast read!!!
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I loved this book and had a hard time putting it down.
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Very easy and enjoyable read
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This was a special book. Romance.
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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+!
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I do not usually like it when an author changes his way of writing but this was a exceptional book. Loved it!
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A different type of story by James Patterson...interesting love story.
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This was a good read! Love James Patterson's short chapters that move the book along fast.
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Hard to put down once you start reading. Love story like no other. Sam writes all her thoughts in letters for her grand daughter. Two love stores in one and both will bring you to tears. A must read
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Great book!! Has an interesting twist to the storyline. Had a hard time putting this one down!
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This is a Fantastic book. Its about a young 30 something falling in love and also reading letters her grandmother has written to her about her life and their family.I loved it.
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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.
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Very good book. I have found a new favorite Author.
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This one was awesome, i really loved it. It was really touching and made me cry twice
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The Love Stories of a grandmother and granddaughter interwoven in a warm tale for a lazy afternoon.
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I really enjoyed this book. Patterson never ceases to amaze me.
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Reltionship between a grandmother and a granddaughter. The grandmother helps the granddaughter with her life and love issues in a interesting way.
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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.
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OH MY GOD - what a good book - I finished it in a couple of hours.
A real tear jerker - makes you really think about life and whats really important. Loved it!!!!
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Very sweet in the same style as Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas
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This is a really good tear jerker of a story. It was my second James Patterson read and so unlike his chilling "When The Wind Blows".

Hilda
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The best book that I have read so far of his. It made me cry, jump for joy and know happiness as only someone in love could feel.
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Patterson at a different view--good read
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A heart warming book - I wasn't expecting the end the way it did end, so that was a nice surprise. I liked this book but I liked Suzanne's letters to Nicholas better.
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Reading letters her comatose grandmother has left for her reveals not only Sam's secrets, but helps Jennifer cope with what life has handed her. Excellent.
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Wonderful book. Could not put it down.
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Have you ever gotten a letter that changed your life completely? That is what happened in this story.
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Very interesting
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One of Patterson's best book...its a cant miss read
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This was such a great book to read.
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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!
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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.
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I read this in one day - what a wonderful book!
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I am not a fan of romance novels, but this one was quite good.
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This is a great read. It is a beautiful story. Read in one day. There is a slight tea stain on the edge of the pages. This is a brand new book. It doesnt effect the reading of this great story.
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great book
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wonderful wonderful tale..full of love
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Very good!
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Excellent book.
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Great book...quick read.
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Loved it!
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A quick moving love/romance story.
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great reading
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Sappy and sweet. Good, fast read. Typical Patterson
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GREAT GREAT read.
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This story was so touching.
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tear jerker
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it was excellent....
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terrific!
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A really good story!
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