Okay, all of the reviews I have read on this have been from the ladies, so I guess there has to be a first for the guys. LOL I know I am not the ONLY guy that has read it. :) Anyway, this book is not for one with a soft heart; then again, maybe it is. This story is basically about four people, Suzanne, Nicholas, Matt, and last, but certainly not least, Katie. It is a love story, a story about what's important in life, and about how most of us tend to take the important things, or people, for granted, and concentrate on the things which are secondary. Before you know it, what you truly hold dear is gone before you know it. I won't tell you GUYS to grab a box of Kleenex when you read it, but let's just say you are dead if the story doesn't touch you. (Okay, grab the Kleenex, I won't tell) A wonderful story that makes me want to end up being more like Matt every day.
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 think I actually love this book. What a wonderful story, although heartbreaking for parents to read. I would consider the ending surprising, although I never see anything coming in stories! Great read, again, by James Patterson!
Picked this book up a few years ago in an airport to pass the time on a flight to New Orleans. Looked like a complete JACK*** because I was crying on the plane. Incredibly moving, wonderful story...(Probably best read at home with a box of kleenex, instead of in public with 200+ pairs of eyes wondering what the Hell is wrong with you). :) Highly recommended.
A sweet book. After reading all the reviews, I expected a real tearjerker. It was predictable to me. Not the great love story that I thought it would be. One of the main reasons I read it was I wanted to see the movie, so I figured I would read it first. Now I'm not sure I want to see the movie. Just didn't move me like I had hoped.
Oh goodness...I requested this book quite some time ago, but kept putting off reading it (had other books I became interested in)...well...I started it around 10:30 this morning and was done by 3:15!!!!!!! I sobbed, laughed and smiled throughout the entire thing. I'm not much of a "sappy reader", but this one was just plain touching.
This is one of the most emotionally moving books that I have ever read in my entire life. I literally sat with tears rolling down my face while I clutched the book to my chest for at least ten minutes before I could gather myself together enough to continue with reading the story. Absolutely superb!
This is a sweet little story with no bad guys. It's all about love. I read this book in one day: every time I put it down, I couldn't wait to pick it back up again. Probably everyone in the world read it before I did, because it was a NY Times number one best seller.
I have to say that this book really took me by surprise! The fact that JAMES PATTERSON is known for his wonderful work in the genre of "thrillers" and that
this book is a "love story" that is so deep and so filled with very raw emotions
was such a departure from Patterson's usual writing. If you want to read a
good romantic story that is a very quick read and will have you in tears by the
time you are thru you really should get this book ! I give it 5 stars.
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.
Who was Nicholas? And why had Matt sent her this diary? Her fingers were trembling as she opened the diary to its first page...
It sounds intriguing, maybe I'll read it before someone requests it. This book was passed on to me by a friend. Her response to it was lukewarm. It was given to her by her daughter. She really didn't care for it.
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 just the sweetest story... Well, actually bittersweet. 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 Sam's Letters to Jennifer, 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.
If you love romance and tragedy this is the book! one of the best books I have ever read. You will cry all the way throughout with tears of sadness and joy. The movie is no where near comparable to this book.
This book will keep you turning pages until you are finished. Please make sure you have a box of tissues you will need them. I have never read a book that kept so engrossed as this one. A Love story you will not soon forget
This book was one of the most heart-wrenching, touching books I have ever read. I gave it to my Mother to read and she called me at 3 in the morning crying, she had read it cover to cover unable to stop. I dare anyone man or woman to read it without having to reach for a tissue.
This book was a great read. Like all of James Patterson's books it progressed quickly and kept me interested in the story. I had seen this movie on TV and loved the movie and loved the book even more. I would highly recommend this book. You really feel involved in the story. Great summer read.
This book is different from most of James Patterson's books. I was a little weary at first going into it seeing as there was no big murder, but I though the book was fabulous. It is now one of my favorite Patterson books.
Katie Wilkinson has finally found the perfect man,but one day he suddenly disappears, leaving behind only a diary written by a new mother named suzanne for her baby, nicholas. IN it she intimately reveals the romance between herself and the child's father her hopes for their marriage, and her unparalleled joy in motherhood. As katie reads onm she realizes that the man she loves if susanne's husband. Now filled with terror and hope, katie must struggle to understand what has happened and find out if her new love ha a prayer of surviving.
Wasn't really sure if I was going to like this book from the way it started, but as I read on it got to be really good. The ending was great because I didn't expect it to end the way it did. This was my first James Patterson novel. I'm looking forward to reading another one.
This, to me, is far and away the most heart-wrenching, emotional, and unforgettable of Patterson's writings to date. I love this story, but it should carry a warning that it is extremely sad and alot of tears will be cried during the experience within.
When I picked it up, I thought I would love it. Didn't. For some reason I just couldn't connect. Usually I'm a sucker for weepy love stories. I only read the beginning and then jumped to the end to see if my guess was right. It was. I very rarely give up on a book. To be fair, maybe I just didn't read far enough into the story to get caught up in it. But the beginning irritated me for some reason.
Id give this book the Thumper Award but I actually finished it so I guess Im forced to state my feelings for it. Pathetically thin plot, Id figured it out by the end of the second chapter. Oh, and the red herring he used to boost the suspense, the extra Matt, pit-tee-ful, absolutely pitiful. Was this book a poke at the Nicholas Sparks novels (the ill-fated love, North Carolina, beaches, a tear jerker)? If so it failed miserably. Im sorry not a tear shed unless for the waste of my time, and I cry when I watch reruns of the Waltons and little House on the Prairie even the reruns that Ive seen a gazillion times. This book was a smack in the face to lovers of Pattersons novels. And Ive read them all, from the murder mysteries to the YA books, page turners that made his books an auto buy for me. Not so anymore, JP. All I can say is I doubt JP put much more time in the writing of this book than I did the reading of it and I bet hes laughing all the way to the bank. Luckily, this book was lent to me so I cant complain about the money spent on it, only the time. I actually am quite surprised at how strongly I feel about this book. It totally offends me as a woman and a reader. Oh, and I heard it compared to the paper-thin story better suited for Mills and Boon type authors- are you f*** kidding, they have much higher expectations of their writers than this drivel. Normally, Id probably wait a day or two before posting a negative review of this magnitude (usually Ill at least sleep on it) but after realizing that at least a third of the Amazon reviewers felt the same way, nah I cant see it getting any better. The cover was pretty though.
Of the summer reads I had this year, this book was in the bottom as far as character interest. Perhaps I'm not a romantic anymore or I'm just an old 42 yr old looking for someone I can identify with. Didn't happen here
I absolutely loved this book although I've never cried so hard reading one. Beautifully written, don't we all wish we could find this kind of love even once. I adore my husband and hope that we find our love to be forever as this one is.
This novel was so good, I just kept reading and reading and finished it in 2 days. I Love James Patterson and love that he can write more then just Murder mysteries, and think he should write more romance stuff in the mix. Must read if you like his writting. Fantastic story that will make you hold your children more closely if you are a mother.
I personally loved this book and I know for a fact that love like this does exist, if only it could happen to everyone at least once in a lifetime. Without ruining it for the reader I will say that the book is an emotional roller coaster, but a ride I wouldn't have missed for anything. Right from the beginning we are left to wonder why Katie is reading Suzanne's diary and we know that there is much more to this story. Great love story with a twist. Reminded me of a Nicholas Sparks book.
katie has found her perfect man at last. he's a writer, an original thinker-everything she's imaginaed she wanted in a partner. But one day, without explanation, he disappears 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. In it she pours out her heart about how she and her child's father met, about her hopes for marriage and family, about the joy of having a baby brought into her life. As katie reads this touching document, it becomes clear that the lover that has just left her is the husband and father in this young family. se 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.
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!!
This is the best book I have ever read in my life! I can't believe how much it made me cry, but well worth the tears. A very touching story that I just couldn't put down. Amazingly written. You get connected to all the characters and feel pain when they feel pain, feel happiness when they feel happieness and you truly get lost in this book.
I read this in less than a day. It was a quick read, but not a simple one as it was full of pure emotion: poignancy, terrible sadness and an abundance of unconditional love. Not your typical Patterson book. A real tear jerker, but with a great ending.
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.
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.
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.
Oh gosh, where do I start? This is a love/tragedy novel. I cried! I just could not put this book down once I began readingit. This is the first James Patterson book I've read and it certainly won't be the last! GREAT book. But a very sad read. Surprise ending for you.
Kate Wilkinson has finally found the perfect man - but one day he suddenly disappers, leaving behind only a diary written by a new mother named Suzanne for her baby, Nicholas. In it she intimately reveals the romance between herself and the child's father, her hopes for their marriage, and her unparalleled joy in motherhood. As Katie reads on, she realizes that the man she loves is Suzanne's husband. Now, filled with terror and hope, Katie must struggle to understand what has happened - and find out if her new love has a prayer of surviving.
Totally different James Patterson - but still with a twist.
I cried at the end of this book for very well written and not something that you would expect from the author of along came a spider and kiss the girls for this is so tender almost along the lines of nicholas sparks. I highly recommend this book though I loved it and now must pass it on. Enjoy.
I read this for a bookclub I'm in. This was a heart-warming and heart-breaking novel at the same time. Yes, I cried, dammit. Patterson should feel proud, this was a very well written novel, touching - I finished it in a day.
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Easy read! I'm not a normal James Patterson Fan. This is the first I've read of his work. It's not his usual. I believe he normally does mysteries. This is a sentimental romance. It's sure to make you misty at the very least. I read it within 24 hours of opening the cover...one of those that you can't put down. Loved it and would also recommend it's 'sister book' as I call it, "Sam's Letters for Jennifer" by the same author.
Drawn against her will into the other woman's world, Katie learns of physician Suzanne's heart attack at age 35 and her decision to slow down, accomplished by a move to Martha's Vineyard and a new job as a simple country doctor. When love comes knocking, in the form of housepainter-cum-poet Matt Harrison, Suzanne is ready to listen to her newly repaired heart. Though painful for Katie, she begins to know and like Suzanne and her infant son Nicholas. Suzanne's devotion to Matt and their son shines through, as well as her plainspoken wisdom. While the journal helps Katie understand Matt, whether they can write a future together remains in question. --Alison Trinkle--
This is a real departure from Patterson's lively crime novels! He proves that he has a sensitive side in this well-told tale of two women--Katie and Suzanne--in love with the same man. The book moves back and forth from excerpts in a diary that Suzanne has written for her son Nicholas, to chapters from the perspective of Katie. It's carefully crafted and sweetly unfolds. Great story!
This may not be the worst book I've ever read, but it's a close second. The writing is poor (think Bridges of Madison County), the storyline is extremely contrived, and the characters are nearly as unbelievable as the situations they find themselves in. It's emotionally manipulative, and overly maudlin. I know there are many who loved this book, so it may appeal to fans of certain genres or authors.
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.
This is one of the worst books I have ever read. Paper should be mad that it was used to publish this book. It is full of ridiculous pop culture references. Patterson has no skills for writing a woman's voice. It's appalling that he thinks a parent would include some of the information in the "diary" for a child. The book is an embarrassment. But that's just my opinion!
"Katie Wilkinson has finally found the perfect man-but one day he suddenly disappears, leaving behind only a diary written by a new mother names Suzanne for her baby Nicholas. In it she intimately reveals the romance between herself and the child's father, her hopes for their marriage, and her unparalleled joy in motherhood. As Katie reads on, she realizes that the man she loves is Suzanne's husband. Now, filled with terror and hope, Katie must struggle to understand what has happened-and find out if her new love has a prayer of surviving." - From inside cover of the book
Katie Wilkinson has finally found the perfect man-- but one day he suddenly disappears, leaving behind only a diary written by a new mother named Suzanne for her baby, Niholas. In it she intimately reveals the romance between herself and the child's father, her hopes for their marriage, and her unparalleled joy in motherhood. As Katie reads on, she realizes that the man she loves is Suzanne's husband. Now, filled with terror and hope, Katie must struggle to understand what has happened-- and find out if her new love has a prayer of surviving.
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.
Katie Wilkinson has found the man of her dreams. One day he disappears from her life, leaving only a diary for her to read. This diary is a love letter from a young mother to her infant son. The more Katie reads, the more she realizes that Matt, her boyfriend, is the husband and father in this young family.
Good love story with all kinds of twists and turns.
Katie Wilkinson has found her perfect man at last. He's a writer, an original thinker-everything she's imagined she wanted in a partner. But one day without explination, he disappears from her life, leaving behind a diary for her to read.
This diary is a love letter written by a new mother named Suzanne. In it she pours out her heart about how she and her child's father had met, about her hopes for marriage and family, and about the unparalleled joy that having a baby has brought into her life. As Katie reads this touching document, it becomes clear that the lover who has 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 wether her new love has a prayer of surviving.
Katie Wilkinson has finally found the perfect man-but one day he suddenly disappears, leaving behind only a diary written by a new mother named Suzanne for her baby, Nicholas. In it she intimately reveals the romance between herself and the child's father, her hopes for their marriage, and her unparalleled joy in motherhood. As Katie reads on, she realizes that the man she loves is Suzanne's husband. Now, filled with terror and hope, Katie must struggle to understand what has happened-and find out if her new love has a prayer of surviving.
Katie Wilkinson has finally found her perfect man...He's everything she's imagined she wanted. But one day, he unexpectedly disappears from her life leaving her only a diary to read.
This diary is a love letter written by a new mother, Suzanne. As Katie reads the diary, she realizes that the man who just left her is the husband and father. She reads on, struggling to understand what has happened, and to find out if her new love has any hope of surviving.