James Patterson, known suspense novels, has written a love story. This is a powerful moving novel about families, loss, new love, and hope. Katie Wilkinson has found her perfect man at last, a writer, a house painter, an original thinker—everything she's imagined she wanted in a partner. One day, without explanation, he disappears from her life, leaving behind Suzanne’s 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.

I really enjoyed this novel. I keep it on the nightstand in our guest room. Several guests have read it during their stay. It is a heartfelt story, you may even shed a tear.

Type: Fiction, 276 pages, Hardcover

Katie Wilkinson has found the perfect man at last—but one day he disappears from her life, leaving behind only a diary for her to read. The diary is written by a woman named Suzanne and is addressed to her new baby boy, Nicholas. In it she pours out her heart about the joy he has brought her.


People... clever, light, and as welcoming as an ocean breeze...

Susan Wiggs, In an unusual departure, James Patterson gives us a quiet fable of love, loss and healing.