When I started this book I had a full schedule and had no intentions of reading more than a few pages while taking a quick break…. 3 hours later with tears in my eyes I closed the last page with a satisfied sigh. ~ Sheila
Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas begins with an introduction to Katie Wilkerson. She works for a publishing house and lives in New York City. The love of her life is poet/house painter Matt Harrison. The couple is about to celebrate the publication of Matt’s book and the beginning of their lives together.
At least, that’s what Katie thought. She’s stunned when Matt abruptly terminates the relationship and heads home for Cape Cod, taking several painful secrets with him. His explanation is contained in a personal diary that he gives Katie to read.
Matt’s wife, Suzanne, is the author of the journal, which was originally written for the couple’s son. Katie knows she has to read the diary to find an explanation for Matt’s actions, but she must come to grips with what she’s afraid she’ll discover.
The first letter:
Dear Nicholas, my little prince
As I write this very first entry, you are two weeks old. But I want to start by telling you about some things that happened before you were born. I want to start before the beginning, so to speak.
This is for your eyes only, Nick.
This is what happened to Nicholas, Suzanne and Matt.
Now let the record show I am not a sappy love story reader. This book was purchased at a book sale and the cover of the book with a sandy beach just said to me, “Summer Read”. So I sat down to see what James had to say.
I was so impressed with the book and how James Patterson writes from the perspective of Kate and then from Suzanne as she writes to Nicholas. The book is touching, gripping, and at the end … lets just say I think I left a little piece of my heart with this book.
I loved the lightness of the read. It was refreshing to read a book that really gave the male character, Matt, a softer side than most of the men I read of. This book is like no other Patterson I have read, it just flowed differently and the words ran smoother than some of the sharpness most of Patterson’s other work has. On Friday afternoon between doing projects around the yard, I started – and finished this book.
Fantastic for a beach read or sitting on your deck with a large ice tea in your super cool sunglasses. 😉
My rating? Two Kleenex’s Up
This book is from my personal library
I would rate this book PG