I found this to be an excellent and quick read. It contained a complex story that kept the reader guessing until the end. It pulled your heart in different directions as you tried to figure out how you felt about each of the characters. If you liked "Sundays at Tiffanys" and "Sam's Letters to Jennifer", this will be another book you will enjoy. However, if you haven't, you can make this book your first and become hooked on James Patterson. I've recently only began to read James Patterson and am impressed with the variety of books that he writes. If you haven't tried him out, you should give his books a try.
I wasn't sure how I'd like this book since I'm a mystery reader primarily. I loved it though. It was a bit of a tearjerker, one of the few that has actually managed to make me cry. And it still has some twists in it like a typical Patterson.
Katie Wilkinson has found her perfect man at last - everything she ever imagined in a partner. But one day, without explanation, he disappears from her life, leaving only a diary for her to read. The diary is a love letter written by a new mother for her baby son, Nicholas. In it she tells the child how she met his father and how much joy the baby and his father have brought to her life. I soon becomes apparant to Katie that the love of her life is the father and husband in the diary.
I really, really enjoyed this book. It was very emotional. I was literally sobbing by the end.
I felt I knew most of the characters in this book by the end, proving Patterson is a wonderful writer. I connected to Suzanne and Matt and their love for each other and for their son.
I didn't quite seem to know what to think of Katie. I didn't feel like I knew enough about her to feel bad for her when she got dumped by Matt. I was constantly comparing her (Matt's girlfriend) to Suzanne (Matt's wife) and sometimes it was difficult to really feel bad for Katie, dispite the constant interjections about her life and her feelings in the story. I guess I was a little upset the she though Matt was cheating on his wife with her. She knew he had a wife and she still got with him.
In the end I guess Katie was redeemed, however I still felt uneasy with her. The story makes you learn to love Matt, but Katie is a different story, I guess that's why I only gave it four stars!
This book is emotional and really expresses the love of most of the characters. It's a quick read so there's no reason not to read it! :)
I read this book cover to cover in one sitting (with a few interruptions from my kids). It is a beautifully sad story about love and loss. I was sobbing by the end of the book. It's a very quick and worth while read.
I picked this up to start reading after I had finished another book. I ended up reading it all in the same night! I adored this book. You feel sorry for Katie, you love Suzanne, you adore Nicholas, you wonder how Matt could do this? Then you burst into tears when all the pieces fall in to place. Quite an emotional journey. Keep a box of tissues handy towards the end.
This was a very fast read, I read it in one afternoon! I had read Sunday's at Tiffany's (which was my first by this author) and was not sure if I wouuld be interested in any other works of his since I didn't care for that book.. Boy am I glad I decided to give this one a try! I loved this book and it moved me to tears on occassion! This one is surely a keeper!!
I read this book in one evening, just couldn't put it down. Very easy to read. Heart-breaking story with a fairytale ending. I love the setting.. Martha's Vineyard. If you liked "The Notebook", then you will really like Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas.
Loved it. Read it is 4 hours tops.
Cover...Katie Wilkinson has found her perfect man at last. He's awriter, a house painter, an original thinker-everything she's imagined she wanted in a prtner. But one day, without explanation, he disaooears from her life, leaving behind only a diary for her to read.
This diary is a love letter written by a new mother named Suzanne for her baby son, Nicholas. In it she pours out her heart about how she and the boys fatehr met, about her hopes for marriage and family, and about the unparalled joy that having a baby has brought into her life. As Katie reads this touching document, it becomes clear that the lover who just left her is the husband and father in this young family. She reads on, filled with terror and hope, as she struggles to understand what has happened-and whether her new love has a prayer of surviving.
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas is reminiscent of a Nicholas Sparks love story. Readers who love this type of tale should immediately read this book. Die-hard Patterson fans should be cautioned of the abrupt switch in gears. It's my opinion that this syrupy two-hanky tale is best left to hopeless romantics.
Katie Wilkinson has found her perfect man at last. He's a writer, a house painter, an original thinker. But one day, without explanation, he disappears from her life, leaving behind only a diary for her to read.
So sweet- I guessed most of the ending because I had recently read "The Mountain Between Us" which was so, so good. It's a great book to remind us how fragile life can be. I'd recommend this one to anyone.
It's about a man who falls in love with a woman. He leaves her a note and then leaves. The note is about a tragedy in his past. Something he was not able to tell her face to face. It is a beautiful story.
This book is large print.