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 Written With James Patterson S Perfect Pitch For Emotion And Suspense, Suzanne S Diary For Nicholas Captures Beautifully The Joys Of A New Family Even As It Builds To An Overwhelmingly Moving Climax This Is An Unforgettable Love Story, At Once Heartbreaking And Full Of Hope I ve read of James Patterson s novels than I care to admit, and from what I ve observed, their general pattern is a little bit of exposition followed by some drama and suspense, which is mostly boring or unbelievably contrived or both , followed by some sappy, overly sentimental, unimaginative, and highly predictable denouement Suzanne s Diary for Nicholas is a deviation from Patterson s mode of operation in the following respect it isn t suspenseful or even remotely thrilling Not even if you stand on your head, squint your eyes, and read it backwards While preparing to jump out of an airplane Flying over the Marianas Trench It s just plain cheesy, in a vomit inducing kind of way And that s a bold statement, coming from a cheese lover On principle, I like to finish anything I start, but I couldn t even get through this one This book is the sappiest, corniest, lamest, most boring and unromantic piece of crap since well, probably since the Patterson novel that immediately preceded it Love story Please Do yourself a favor and watch The Notebook instead. Suzanne s Diary for Nicholas is an amazing love story, for me it was a page turner that I read in less than 24 hours quite a feat with a nursing baby It is an incredible fictional love story set in New York and Martha s Vineyard Part of the book includes experiences from the author s life It starts out with Katie, whose lover of 11 months, Matt, from whom she thought a marriage proposal imminent , unexpectedly leaves with no explanation He sends Katie an apologetic letter, saying he is to blame and that he hopes she can understand better by reading Suzanne s Diary for Nicholas We feel a tremendous amount of joy and heartache sharing in Katie s experience reading Suzanne s diary for her son Nicholas Throughout the novel, one is anxiously reading on to find out the mystery of why Matt would leave, and what happened to turn upside down a once picture perfect life There are so many interesting twists in the plot which capture one s interest In addition, the book imparts some important life lessons along the way Messages that come from it are the importance of a balanced life, the importance of finding the right person to be with, and the importance of family and love As a mother to three young children, I wholly related to Suzanne s feelings toward her son, Nicholas I also related to the loving relationship between Suzanne and her husband.I think I might want to name my next son Nicholas after reading this book if I have another Here are sweet poems written to Nicholas which imparts the joy of having a beautiful, innocent, baby 1 You re my little Nicky Knack I love you so, you love me back.I love your toes, your knees, your nose, And everywhere a big kiss goes.I kiss you tons, and know what then I have to kiss you once again.2 Nickels and dimesI love you in rhythmsI love you in rhymesI love you in laughterHere and ever afterThen I love you a millionGazillion times Here is the story of the 5 balls Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling five balls The balls are called work, family, health, friends, and integrity And you re keeping all of them in the air But one day you finally come to understand that work is a rubber ball If you drop it, it will bounce back The other four balls family, health, friends, integrity are made of glass If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered And once you truly understand the lesson of the five balls, you will have the beginnings of balance in your life.Other good thoughts Life doesn t go on forever Enjoy every moment of it Isn t it lucky You are growing up before our eyes, and it is such a glorious thing to watch I savor each moment I hope all the other mommies and daddies are remembering to savor these moments and have the time to do so I love watching you grow, but at the same time I don t like seeing this time fly by so fast It s hard to explain I don t really know how But there s something so precious about watching your child day after day after day I want to hold on to every moment, every smile, every single hug and kiss I suppose it has to do with loving to be needed and needing to give love It s late, and Daddy and I are being silly geese We couldn t resist, so we sneaked into your room and watched over you for several moments We held hands and blew you kisses we hugged each other as we watched you sleep which is one of the greatest pleasures in the word don t miss watching your child sleep Eric and I LOVE to watch little Michael sleeping we can t help going in to look at him several time between when he goes to bed and we go to bed Oh my dear little boy, my innocent little sweetheart, my baby son forever I miss you so muchI miss you so much, I miss you so much, sweet baby I always will But isn t it lucky that I knew you, held you and loved you, for the time before God took you away Isn t it lucky that I got to know you, sweet little boy, my darling, darling son Ovaj romanti ni iskorak u Patersonovom opusu ne zaostaje za Nikolasom Sparksom I know opinions vary hugely about this book but I have got to say I really enjoyed it I must also admit I only read it for a Xmas Challenge read a book with the name Nicholas in the title In my opinion Patterson took his skills at writing suspense and applied them to a romance instead There were his short, choppy chapters which always end in such a way that you are forced to go straight on to the next one Then there was the actual suspense the fact that the reader has to wait until the very end to find out what happened And of course there was the final twist which always comes just when you think you know it all.It is a very sad book too with many tear jerking moments Of course it was a bit corny and the characters a bit too perfect but most of the best romances are a bit that way Only perfect people have perfect romances after all That s why us ordinary people like to read them Anyway it turned out to be a very pleasurable read and I am very glad that taking part in challenges often delivers me these little gems I would otherwise never have read. I still rue the day I picked up this book from the library and even , reading the first page The overly contrived plot contains unbelievably perfect characters and comes off as just hokey and ridiculous Oh, how I regret reading to the end The sappy sentimentality The over the top crude attempts at tear jerker moments I resent James Patterson s theft of the three hours of my life it took to read this although it would have been less had I not kept putting it down to debate whether to invest any time When the book ended, I hated the characters My contempt for this book ranks right up there with the movie City of Angels , which I still regret going to see Any tears I shed were from rage and frustration. I have never read any James Patterson books and after reading this one I don t think I ll ever read another There were so many things wrong with this book I don t know where to begin This book is a love story, and I usually love a good romance, but it was so saccharine sweet it made it unbelievable I didn t find it at all touching, okay, maybe when the second twist was revealed, but everything before and after that was so sappy and overly sentimental that it was hard to stand Thank goodness this was a quick read For me, a love story has to at least give me a good cry for it to be any good and this one left me unemotional.Most of the story is about a woman writing a diary to her newborn son The diary contains how her and her son s father met and their undying love for each other and their newborn son I like this idea but even the way this was written made it unbelievable There were times where I asked myself, Who is she writing this diary to , Is she really writing in this diary about how her son s father unbuttoned her blouse, slipped her blouse off, put his hands on her hips and bed her , Really, is that something you would tell your son I was confused.I think Patterson also meant for this book to me somewhat inspirational leaving us with cheesy metaphors and quotes, like those you ll find in fortune cookies, inspirational daily calendars or mass chain emails Like I said, completely unmoved I was left only with its sticky, syrupy sweetness that I can t seem to remove Yuck Katie, a book editor in New York, has been left by the man that she hoped to marry someday Matt, a poet from Martha s Vineyard, drops off a diary by Katie s door to help her understand his actions His first wife, Suzanne, wrote this diary to their son Nicholas, telling him about her move to Martha s Vineyard, falling in love with his father, and the happiness she found in motherhood.When Suzanne had health problems, a friend told her a story about getting better balance in one s life Life is a game in which you are juggling five balls work, family, health, friends, and integrity You re trying to keep them all in the air But work is a rubber ball that will bounce if it is dropped The other four balls are made of glass, and will be harmed or shattered if they are dropped.The author had the experience of losing a woman he loved when she developed a brain tumor Years later he married his present wife In the book Patterson shows that a person can fear to love again, wondering if they are setting themselves up for heartache.The book had some good messages about love, and about keeping balance in one s life But it was overly sweet with a predictable plot The author seemed to follow a similar formula as Nicholas Sparks, so fans of Sparks romance novels would probably enjoy this story. This book was the worst I ve read I actually felt less intelligent when I finished it I feel empathy for people who think this is quality writing Put it this way, the book was so bad that the movie was better I actually liked the movie a lot, which means it wasn t the story, it was the author Patterson needs to stick to mystery or whatever he does Did I mention I didn t like this book at all I absolutely LOVED this book from start to finish.Katie Wilkinson has found the love of her life and couldn t be any in love with Matt if she tried Matt is a writer and a house painter and he is also very much in love with Katie But then one day out of the blue Matt disappears with no explanation and Katie is left wondering what went wrong when things were so perfect between the two of them Then Katie finds a package on the front door step which turns out to be a diary left by Matt With the diary Matt leaves a note which says, maybe this diary will explain things better than I ever could If you have the heart, read it It s about my wife and son and me And so Katie begins to read the diary and she finds out so much about Matt than she could ever imagine At times whilst reading the diary Katie is overwhelmed with what she reads and learns about Matt s life Although this story was heart wrenching, touching and at times quite sad it was still a beautiful love story I have no hesitation in recommending this wonderful page turner Don t forget to have a box of tissues handy.
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- 27 March 2017 James Patterson