Tuesday, October 7, 2014

James Patterson - Sam's Letters to Jennifer

97. Sam's Letters to Jennifer by James Patterson (2004)
Length: 263 pages
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Started: 6 October 2014
Finished: 7 October 2014
Where did it come from? From Paperback Swap 
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 6 October 2014
Why do I have it?
I like contemporary fiction and had read and enjoyed The Murder of King Tut: The Plot to Kill the Child King by the same author in the past. 

A desperate phone call sends Jennifer back to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin to the resort village where she grew up, to care for her grandmother Samantha. While she was alone in her house, Sam suffered a terrible fall and is currently comatose in the hospital. Returning to the place where she had spent so many happy summers, Jennifer has no idea that she will soon experience not one but two of the most extraordinary love stories she could ever know.

The first is completely unexpected. In a series of letters that Jennifer discovers which are addressed to her, Sam reveals a huge secret that she has kept concealed for decades: Her greatest love is not the man she was married to for all those years. As Jennifer reads about this passionate partnership, she learns more about love's imperatives and secrets than she ever dreamed possible.

And then comes the biggest surprise of all. At a time when she thought she could never - and would never - experience love again, Jennifer lets her guard down. In that one unguarded moment, Jennifer is swept up in the greatest, most amazing, most exhilarating and emotional flight she's ever known. But, just as suddenly, she learns that this new love comes with an almost unbearable cost. Jennifer doesn't think she can survive the pain - but reading her grandmother's letters to her, Jennifer begins to believe that love may help her find a way. 

I haven't read that many books by James Patterson - only two so far - but I really am intrigued that he can write so well in such a variety of genres. I found this book to be absolutely delightful! It was emotionally poignant; a captivating love story - actually two separate love stories - beautifully intertwined. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and give it an A+!

A+! - (96-100%)
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight


  1. I read this novel years ago. I remember when reading the title thinking that Sam was a man. This was an OK story for me, but I've only read two novels by James Patterson; I don't find his writing as powerful as his bestselling author status suggests.

  2. Hello Carmen,
    I really agree with you. Although I enjoyed this book very much, I certainly won't be rushing out to buy more books by James Patterson.


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