Thursday, August 29, 2013

Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson

Katie Wilkinson is madly in love with her boyfriend, Matt; convinced he is the perfect man. But on the night she plans to share some very exciting news he leaves her, with no real explanation. The only thing he gives her in parting is a diary, written by a woman named Suzanne.

Katie is beyond heartbroken, but she decides to read the diary, which turns out to be the writings of a young mother to her soon-to-be-born son. With growing apprehension, Katie comes to realize that Suzanne’s husband and her boyfriend are the same man! Unable to put the diary down, or throw it out Katie continues to read and learn about Suzanne and Matt, their relationship, marriage, and sheer joy in parenthood. Slowly, Katie begins to piece together the puzzle of Matt’s past and sudden departure from her life.

Just when you think you understand what’s going on in this book things change, and then change again. A gut wrenchingly tragic, but beautifully written book, Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas paints a beautiful picture of two women whose lives are bitter-sweetly and inescapably entwined.

This book is a tear jerker to say the least. The ending will leave you speechless with both sadness and joy.

If you like romantic stories laced with tragedy, check out A Walk to Remember by Nicolas Sparks or Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë.

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