Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas
By James Patterson
Little, Brown and Company, 2001
Hardcover, 266 pages
By Anika Logan
What if someone you dearly loved suddenly disappeared from your life with no explanation whatsoever? And the very next day you found a most unusual item propped up outside your door …
Katie Wilkinson has found the man she wants to spend her life with. She couldn’t be happier until one night when she plans a special dinner for the two of them and the object of her affection arrives looking somber. He tells a shocked Katie that he cannot continue with their relationship. Matt leaves behind only one thing- a diary. This diary is a love letter written by a new mother named Suzanne for her baby son, Nicholas. So begins the love story that is “Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas.”
Despite her reservations, Katie begins to read the diary and soon finds herself caught up in the story of an extraordinary woman and the undeniable love she feels for her family. Suzanne’s diary begins even before she meets her husband and becomes pregnant. She describes in great and very touching detail the incredible joy she felt at discovering she was pregnant and how she knew her son was protected by angels even before he was born.
Katie soon realizes the truth- the man Suzanne talks about in the diary so tenderly, her husband and Nicholas’s father, is the same man who has just walked out on her.
With trembling fingers Katie reads page after page of the diary, struggling to put all of the pieces of the story together.
Once Katie nears the end of the diary she understands everything and is faced with a difficult decision- is her relationship with the man she loves worth saving?
From the bustling metropolis of New York City to the calm and peacefulness of Martha’s Vineyard, “Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas” takes its readers on a heartrending journey that is full of love, joy, pain, hope and discovery.
Some books have the power to open hearts and change lives forever. For me it was this one. Let it do the same for you.
The CBS movie version of James Patterson’s Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas starred husband and wife actors Christina Applegate and Jonathan Schaech and aired in February 2005. This book is considered to be Patterson’s most popular to date.