A bittersweet and irresistible story about families, loss and new love Book editor Katie is in love with poet, Matt Harrison. He seems to share her feelings, but refuses to talk about his past. All she knows is that Matt was once married. One evening, he suddenly ends their relationship, leaving Katie devastated. A few days later, he sends her a ...
A bittersweet and irresistible story about families, loss and new love Book editor Katie is in love with poet, Matt Harrison. He seems to share her feelings, but refuses to talk about his past. All she knows is that Matt was once married. One evening, he suddenly ends their relationship, leaving Katie devastated. A few days later, he sends her a notebook that he promises will explain everything. Katie opens the book to find it is the diary that Matt's wife, Suzanne, wrote for their baby son. It tells the story of her love for Matt and Nicholas, and reveals the tragedy that haunts Matt's life today. And Katie realises he needs her to understand his past if she is ever to be a part of his future.
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I HAVE FOUND THAT WITH ALL OTHER JAMES PATTERSON BOOKS I HAVE READ THAT I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN. AFTER READING SUNDAYS AT TIFFANY'S AND SAM'S LETTER'S TO JENNIFER I KNEW I WOULD LOVE THIS BOOK. I MIGHT ADD THAT IT IS A LITTLE HEART WRENCHING ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN OR ARE PREPARING TO HAVE CHILDREN. HOWEVER, IT IS A VERY MOVING LOVE STORY AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE WHO LOVES JAMES PATTERSON FOR 1 AND ALSO LOVE STORYS.
Jun 2, 2009
i am so hooked on all of james pattersons books, i never want to put them down.
May 18, 2009
The suspense found in Patterson's writing is definitely here as well. The story was so much more genuine than some books of this type. Definitely a "must read" for anyone who enjoys Patterson's style without all the "blood and gore" of Alex Cross and other detectives! Definitely refreshing!! I Loved It and so did my husband!!
Oct 13, 2008
Not Very Interesting
While I know that James Patterson is a respected writer I never found the content of his novels of interest to me. I was pleased when he chose to write a love story, expecting it to be moving and beautiful. Disappointed, I found the book to be without depth and emotion, and not particularly well-written. It seemed to have been formulated to make a quick buck by tapping into the women's book-club market. I would not recommend this book, however it is a quick read.
Mar 19, 2008
A better romance than Sam's Letters to Jennifer, but when you've got a story with two guys named Matt and two women who love one of them, it gets confusing. After a while, I forgot who was remembering what, and when it happened. Halfway through I started to clue in, and by the end of the book, I got it. A very touching love story (or should I say stories), that surprised me at the end. I read half of it before bed last night, and the other half this morning.
Publishers Weekly, 2001-06-04 Say what? A women's weepy from the megaselling author of the hard-boiled Alex Cross mysteries? Yes, and it's not the stretch some might imagine. Patterson has demonstrated his flair for female POV and characters in the stand-alone When the Wind Blows and in his current bestseller, 1st to Die and Cross himself has his gooey side. So how good is the novel? Good enough to lightly pluck the heartstrings and to impress with its craft and its calculation. As usual, Patterson mixes first- and third-person narration. Katie Wilkinson is a Manhattan book editor who's been inexplicably left by her lover and star author, a Martha's Vineyard poet named Matt. After he splits, Matt mails Katie the diary kept by his wife, Suzanne, for their young son. Katie reads it (the novel's extensive first-person passages) and reacts to it (briefer third-person interludes). The diary details how physician Suzanne, recovering from a heart attack at age 35, forsakes the rat race, moves to Martha's Vineyard and finds bliss with Matt, a housepainter who reads Moby-Dick and writes strong poems, and with their newborn son, Nicholas. The novel sloshes with sentiment (some of it quite icky) and simple spiritual truths, while acknowledging the reality of pain and loss: rose bushes galore, with thorns. Patterson sustains suspense through clever plotting and by Katie's wondering about the fate of Suzanne and Nicholas; what's finally revealed pushes her, and the novel, to a bittersweet conclusion. Patterson is one smart author (here, he dazzles with his use of refrains, stories-within-stories and romance novel tropes); this jump into another genre won't hurt his reputation as a master of popular lit. (July) Forecast: A lovely dust jacket featuring a title in violet script trumpets this as a love story. Will Patterson's fans buy it? Some mostly women yes. And a 12-city author tour and major print and TV publicity will draw in enough new fans, most of them also women, to float the title onto bestseller lists though not at Alex Cross numbers. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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