James Patterson has written a love story, a powerfully moving and suspenseful novel about families, loss, new love, and hope. Katie Wilkinson has found her perfect man at last. He's a writer, a house painter, an original thinker, everything she's imagined 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 for her baby son, Nicholas. In it she pours out her heart about how she and the boy's father 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 whether her new love has a prayer of surviving.
After reading about Suzanne and Nicholas, Katie decides to go visit Martha's Vineyard and "meet" Suzanne and Nicholas, while trying to find Matt.
Matt Harrison was the man of Katie's dreams, but also the man who would eventually hurt her.
What Katie didn't know and would learn in time was the unimaginable pain and sadness Matt has survived and unfortunately was unable to let go of.
After the break up Matt send Katie a diary, Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas and tells her that maybe by reading it she will begin to understand.
The book is written from Katie's point of view and also from Suzanne's. You will learn by taking the journey of discovery, with Katie, reading the diary. The transition of present day to the diary is seamless and helps pull you deeper into the lives of every major character. You will celebrate, mourn, fall in love, cry and rejoice. It is hard not to become intertwined in the lives of the characters. I think it was best said by another reviewer at the beginning of the book that it will move you to your soul. I know it did mine.
When his father has a break up with a girlfriend years later and they split up he sends her this diary to read. You get the book from her point of view and the mother diaries that are written for her son. It’s very heart warming, touching, sad and wonderful all at the same time.
It was overly sentimental, predictable, and poorly written.
The "diary" format is pretty lame considering it's just a story that's being told with a few "Dear Nicholas," lines thrown in to make it look like a diary.
The characters are flat and I didn't feel a connection to any of them.
I cannot imagine why a mother would write a diary to her infant son in which she tells him all about the first time she and his father were intimate (down to the details of him slipping off her clothes)...very bizarre.
“Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas,” by James Patterson was an amazing, sad, beach side book. I'm not usually the type to get sucked into books but there was something about this book that had me hooked.
Katie Wilkinson finds a diary in the mail from her ex-boyfriend, Matt. As she reads the diary she figures out everything that she could possibly think of in Matt's life. The worn out diary brings so many mixed emotions with it. From bored to confused, astonished to happy, but most of all, shocking to sad.
I loved the way James Patterson used his very descriptive anguage. It made me feel as if I was with Katie. Experiencing everything with her. For example, “Katie Wilkinson sat in her warm bathwater in the weird but wonderful old-fashion porcelain tub in her New York apartment. The apartment exuded “old” and “worn” in ways that practitioners of shabby chic couldn't begin to imagine.” In stead of just saying, she sat in her tub in her old New York apartment. He added words like worn, old, porcelain tub, and weird but wonderful. He also had an amazing hook after most of the chapters. It just made u want to read so much more.
I rate this book a 4 star. It was an amazing love story, with very descriptive language that had you sucked into the book. But most of all, had a shocking ending that nobody saw coming.