Sam’s Letters to Jennifer by James Patterson

Sam’ Letters to Jennifer
James Patterson
2006, 272 pages

From Amazon.com,

Jennifer returns to the resort village where she grew up to help a beloved relative-and ends up experiencing not one but two of the most amazing love stories she’s ever known. The first is completely unexpected. In a series of letters that Jennifer finds, her relative reveals that she has concealed a huge secret for decades: Her great 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 love again, Jennifer lets her guard down for a moment-and is suddenly caught up in the greatest flight of exhilaration she’s ever known.But, just as suddenly, she learns that this new love comes with an unbearable cost.Jennifer doesn’t think she can survive the pain-but the letters she’s been reading make her think that love may help her find a way.

This book was a part of Readers Digest Selected Editions, along with 3 other books that came as a set. I am thankful I read the abridged version, because I don’t think I would have really finished the full version. No, don’t get me wrong, I didn’t completely hate the book but then…

This is the story of Jennifer who recently lost the love of her life because of an accident, for which she blames herself. She is shocked when she gets a call telling her that her great-grandmother had fallen and was in a coma. Jennifer is shattered at the very thought of losing Sam, her great grand mom. She leaves everything aside and rushes to Sam’s beautiful house, where a bunch of numbered letters are awaiting her. As she meets up with Sam and lives in her house and aits for her recovery… she reads Sam’s letters a few at a time. Through the letters, unfolds a story, she would have never known or thought about, about her grandmom. Through those letters she finds the courage to open herself to love and to life.

Somewhere I found it was similar to PS. I love You [ I have seen the movie]. Of course the story is different, but I couldn’t help but compare.

Actually it is a very nice story. There are some questions that you really want answers too, and you just move through, to find the answers. Light, emotional read. But at times, I found it boring. And most of the times, I thought many of it was predictable.

So, you know I am kind of not sure, if i want to give it 3 or 2 star :)!

For being a quick read and nice story… I give it a 3 star 🙂

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  1. I read this one for the read-a-thon, so I read it at lightning speed. 🙂 I liked it, but like you I found it really predicitable and sometimes borin. I really liked the movie PS I Love You, though!

  2. I like James Patterson's romance books. I liked this one but I like Suzanne's diary for Nicholas better. Both these books were very quick reads and good brain candy :)I didn't like the book P.S. I love you so much (mostly bcoz of the writing) but I loved the movie.

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