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Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas

4.14 of 5 stars 4.14  ·  rating details  ·  111,392 ratings  ·  3,848 reviews
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 ...more
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Published July 16th 2001 by Little, Brown and Company (first published January 1st 2001)
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Tanya W
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
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've read more 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
Feb 02, 2008 Caroline rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one, Danielle Steele fans
Shelves: trash-bin, fiction
I still rue the day I picked up this book from the library and even more, 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 t ...more
What's french for yuck? Ick. Or ew. Guys, this book is taking the cheese and the melodramatic Hallmark imprint to a whole new level. My God, my teeth hurt from all the saccharine, and I actually feel my pregnancy hormones getting pissed. This is why I shouldn't ever read another romance written by a man, even Nicholas Sparks in his worst moments is less sappy. Yuck. Mister Patterson, please, stay to the creepy mass murderers, thank you.
I absolutely LOVED this book from start to finish.

Katie Wilkinson has found the love of her life and couldn't be any more 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
Tea Jovanović
Ovaj romantični iskorak u Patersonovom opusu ne zaostaje za Nikolasom Sparksom... :)
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 ...more
Apr 23, 2007 JT rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Romance
Shelves: avoidthesebooks
All I know is that it was a love novel written by a man. Yep, this didn't work out one bit. Basically it felt like a book written by one of the guys off of "This Old House." Damn they are good with building things but expressing love and the intricacies of the heart... yeah no. Stick to his crime novels because this one leaves you wanting to kick yourself in the balls for even had read it, if that was possible.
This book is my ALL-TIME favourite book :) I absolutely love it. James Patterson has done a brilliant job with the story and its presentation. I've read this book a thousand times. It makes you think about a 101 things related to life and its twists & turns. The story helped me understand that life is not always sweet, not always fair and things do not always turn out the way we want them to. But if we are patient and just keep going - we'll eventually find things that are sweet, that are fa ...more
I read this one on a plane and at some point the stewardess came up to my row and gave me tissues. If a book is written well or talks about a touchy subject, I can be a tad emotional. This book did it for me.

Im used to Pattersons murder mystery novels so this was a definite change from the norm. I would say I probably prefer the murder mysteries over the sappy stories but he did a pretty good job with this one.

James Patterson, author of such bests
This was a very fast read. I wanted to read a sappy book, and this was sappy at its worst form. However, that being said, I like my sap to be a little more realistic. I want sap that resonates with real life, not one that is so full of perfect people that it never comes across as true.

There were so many things wrong with this book. I hate reading books that I am picking apart as I read them and this book was like that from start to finish.

The book title was a bit misleading for me. I thought th
Book Concierge
Book on CD narrated by Becky Ann Baker
ZERO stars (but I'll give Baker 1 star for her narration)

Quick, I need a blood glucose test to be sure I haven’t developed diabetes! Think Nicholas Sparks and Robert James Waller, but nowhere near so good – and that’s saying a lot, as they aren’t all that great. This is just too awful for words. Patterson is shamelessly cashing in on the trend for male authors to write saccharine tear-jerker love stories. Kate has just been dumped by her perfect boyfriend, M
Predictable garbage trying to be deep and passionate. NO! Truly awful writing. Never cared an ounce for the charters. Patterson has written about 800 books. He should really think about quality first. AVOID!
Ena Hasečić
"Neizmjerno sam voleo Suzan. Nema tih reči kojima bih ti preneo šta znači kad te zadesi sreća da nađeš ženu koju možeš toliko da voliš, a koja ti, što je čudo nad čudima, uzvraća ljubav istom merom. Ona je bila najvelikodušnija osoba koju sam sreo, blagonaklona i osećajna. Ono što mi se kod nje najviše dopadalo jeste što je umela da te sasluša. I duhovita je bila. I sada bi izvalila neku šalu. Siguran sam da bi. Možda to i čini. Smeškaš li se sada, Suzan? Voleo bih da je tako. Verujem da je tako ...more
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Maria Ella
I first find James Patterson's way of telling a love story in the movie version of Sundays at Tiffany's, where its story is very much different with Capote and Audrey Hepburn. It was about the spirit of a man taking into human shape, given a mission to make a woman happy, but fell in love eventually, torn between his mission for another and his mission for reaching happiness.

In my personal way of browsing the shelves of Book Sale in Market-Market, I was lucky to have found this book. Compromisin
"Neizmerno sam voleo Suzan. Nema tih reči kojima bih ti preneo šta znači kad te zadesi sreća da nađeš ženu koju možeš toliko da voliš, a koja ti, što je čudo nad čudima, uzvraća ljubav istom merom."

Divnoo <3
I wish I could give this books "0" stars...
I really didn't like it, AT ALL. Sadly, I spent the time reading it. I usually enjoy most any book I read read but this one is not my kind of book! Bleh!
In Suzanne's Diary For Nicholas, Katie likes a guy named Matthew who she wants to marry and be with for the rest of her life. For reasons unknown to Katie, Matthew can't seem to commit to her. Matthew leaves Katie a diary to read, a diary which will explain secrets to his past, a diary written by Matthew's ex-wife, Suzanne, to their son Nicholas.

As Katie spends her time reading the diary she becomes more aware of Matthews past life. This diary reveals heart breaking secrets to Katie as she reads
Jennifer Lazareck
This was the worst book ever! I was so extremely disappointed. I hate those sappy sad cancer books, and this was just like it, only this time with childbirth and heart attacks! :P Terrible. Unless you like those kinds of stories...

I only finished it so I could find out why the guy dumped the girl, anything more is a spoiler alert. The secret was a long and tedious read through a woman's diary that she wrote to her baby. Gag.

The one redeeming quality was the life lesson of the "5 balls." Basica
And here I thought that LDS fiction was bad. Wow. This book is what happens when an old guy who writes suspense tries to write a book about a thirty-something woman's love story. Wow. So bad. So, so bad. I feel used. Words like: ravishing, french braid, blouse and goof (as in Matt and Katie used to ride the circle line as a goof.) have no place in a book written in the 2000's. Emotional Manipulation at it's highest and most nauseating. The only thing I can think that would come close to rivaling ...more
Kristine Lopez
HE DIED!!! :'((((( GUS DIED!!! WHY OH WHY???? :'((( POOR DOGGIE!!!! :((((








It's heart breaking, heart replenishing
Life changing
Perspective changing

I NOW HAVE THE STORY OF THE FIVE BALLS to guide me! :D Though I haven't figured that out yet. I'll get there on the
Janie Johnson
So I picked this book up not intending on reading it at that moment but I opened the first page and then the next and then before I knew I was hooked. I am so glad I grabbed this book off of my shelf and started reading it. An emotional roller coaster for sure.

This is a love story between a man, wife, son and a bystander named Katie. Katie is in love with Matt until one day he disappears and she has no idea where he has gone. He leaves behind a diary called Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas. She open
Lauren Fidler
one day, less than willowy goddess lauren fidler read this book in under 2 hours and decided that she should no longer read any book involving pregnant heroines.

the premise: willowy book editing goddess katie somethingorother loses the love of her life the day or so before she's planning a super big party for him (with the hidden agenda of bestowing upon him a silver rattle and telling him she's knocked up with his bastard offspring). of course, charming handsome handyaroundthehouse everyman po
I loved this book. It is a little deceptive at first and it makes you think that there may be some inappropriate relationships taking place. Don't despair and press on and you will find a very rich and heartwarming story. There is a parable of 5 balls that has made a great impact on how I live my life and set priorities. I have not read others by James Patterson but this was a wonderful read. I made my teenage daughters read it as well. Michelle began reading it late in the evening and then did ...more
Mar 29, 2015 Honeypie rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Honeypie by: Ranille Francisco-Sayo
Shelves: 2015
Suzanne's Diary For Nicholas starts with a break-up for Katie; and her dumper, Matt, gives her a diary (Suzanne's Diary For Nicholas), wherein Suzanne is his wife, and Nicholas his son.

Whilst reading the book, I was trying to figure out how this could end up happily. (I know, I'm a sucker for happy endings) But I couldn't think of one (Apparently, I haven't been cliché-d enough), that doesn't involve... magic. (Sunday's At Tiffany's is still one of my favorites of James Patterson; and it's not a
He's a tear-jerker! Sorry, but I cried a lot last night after spending 4 hours reading the novel..It's totally like 'don't you aver dare to put me down, Darlyn!'. I never thought James Patterson did a love story at all! Well, I read The Lake House and Cat and Mouse a few years back. When most blogger buddies keep warning me I should have to get ready with Kleenex, I thought, is this book that heartbreaking..?'. Well, the book was exactly more than that. It's a heartwreching and heartwarming..

★¸. • * ° * ༺*Blanka*༺*°°*•.¸. ♥★

Katie Wilkinson has finally found the perfect man -
but one day he suddenly disappears, leaving behind only
a diary written by a new mother named Suzanne for her baby, Nicholas.
In it she intimately reveals the romance between herself
and the child's father, her hopes for their marriage, and her unparalleled joy in motherhood. As Katie reads on,
she realizes that the man she loves is Suzanne's husband.
Now, filled with terror and hope,
Katie must struggle to understand what has happened -
and fi
This book came highly recommended. It was my first James Patterson novel, it disappointed.

I didn't have any interest until after half way through. Up until then, I felt no connections with the characters. Their was much of the beginning that I felt, could have been left out. To much wasted space in the beginning with no real connection to the story.

Yes the ending was predictable, but it's what led up to that ending and how it happened that was a good addition to the story. How can a book be goo
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