New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Novel. Sometimes in life it feels like
everything that can go wrong does, but everything happens for a reason. A relationship
crumbles so someone else can mend the pieces of your broken heart. A change of plans can
lead you to something you didn't even know you were missing. You help others and discover
that it was you who needed to be helped all along.
Jenn’s life is nothing as she had imagined it would be. She is twenty-something with a failing
career and her love life has officially ended with an ultimate act of betrayal. She is ready to
throw away her dreams when a chance run-in with a soldier, dealing with his own
misfortunes, alters her course and changes her perspective on life.
WOW! Ok I'm trying to gather my thoughts as I've just been blown away! OH MY FREAKING GOD! This is one heart wrenching book!! Teresa has managed to break my heart with a single book then pieced it back together again. The emotions in Suicide Note took my breath away. I've laughed, cried and sobbed. I fell in love and felt hate.
Jenn doesn't feel like she's a strong enough person to deal with a devastating blow of betrayal but she is one hell of a strong, independent young lady. She is so unsure of herself and tries to hide away from everyone.
Shane is in the Army, deployed overseas and discovers the woman he loves is no longer waiting for him back home. She has moved on. He is devastated so whilst on leave he decides to visit his cousin (who is like a brother) Jake, his wife May and their children to avoid having to go home.
Whilst Shane is on a two week break he meets Jenn. He feels she needs to be saved after he discovers a letter, not realising he needs saving too.
They build a strong friendship that swept me away. This book is an amazing journey of love, trust and fate.
It's not so easy to trust when your heart has been so badly broken but both Jenn and Shane slowly begin to heal each other.
The emotions this book brought out in me were surprising. I felt each of Jenn and Shane's pain and passion. I think a lot of that has to do with my deep appreciation for the men and women who serve their countries. Usually I only see the toll it takes on those waiting back at home for their loved ones to return. This book was a glimpse of the other side of that reality and the pain those serving go through. My heart tore with the emotions Teresa managed to capture and write into her book.
I was hooked from page one and didn't put it down until I had finished it. It's stunningly written and I didn't want it to come to an end. I have fallen in love with all the characters in this book... well except maybe one!
This book has become my favourite read of 2013 and I know the book and the characters will hold a special place in my heart! The book ended perfectly with such an emotional final scene and a brilliant final line that is still playing through my head.
I will be sure to make sure everyone I know get this book. It is a must read, so beautiful.
I give this book a massive 5*!!
I had never read anything from this author before, but when a message popped up on Facebook asking if anyone wanted to read her new book Suicide Note and leave a review, I jumped at the chance. I had been seeing a lot of posts on the book recently and to be honest I wanted to see what the hype was. Firstly all I want to saw is WOW what and amazing heartfelt story, the characters are so likeable and from the moment you meet Jenn and Shane you are instantly rooting for them.
The story starts with Jenn who up until recently had it all but now she is feeling lost and alone and isn't sure she has anyone to turn to, she doesn't get along with her family and the man she trusted has left her and betrayed her in the worst possible way, she works in a office where she feels she doesn't fit in and her boss hates her.
Then we meet Shane who is stationed in Iraq and is fighting for his country, he has been given two weeks of leave which he plans to spend with his girlfriend, however events change and Shane finds himself going to stay with his cousin Jake and wife May.
"I know you think I am selfish and I just don’t understand, but I do. It takes an incredibly strong woman to be a soldier’s wife. I’m not that strong"
It is here that the two characters meet as it turns out Jake is Jenn's Boss.
He smiled politely and deep dimples settled into his sun-kissed face. He stretched out his hand for mine. I let my fingers slide across his palm as he gripped on to me tightly.
The story is told in a diary format and shows how when two people are lost they can guide each other through pain. It’s a beautiful love story and when it ended I wanted to pick it back up and see what happened in their lives. When they are in pain you feel like you are crying for them.
I give this book 5*
I was a Russian spy at the ripe age of thirteen, given my uncanny ability to
tell if someone was lying ( I also read fortunes on the weekends). By
sixteen I had become too much of a handful for the Lethal Intelligence
Ensemble (L.I.E.). I was quickly exiled to the south of France where I
worked with wayward elephants in the Circus of Roaming Animals and
People (C.R.A.P.). I was able to make ends meet by selling my organs on the black market for pocket change and beer money. At the age of twenty three I decided to expand my horizons and become a blackjack dealer in Ireland. I loved the family atmosphere at Barney's Underground Liquor Lounge (B.U.L.L.). People couldn't resist the allure of Liquor up front and poker in the rear. Eventually I became tired of the rear and headed off to the United States to try my hand at tall tales. That is what brings us here today. If you have a moment I'd like to tell you a story.
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Teresa Mummert is an army wife and mother whose passion in life is writing. She is the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novels White Trash Beautiful and Suicide Note. Born in Pennsylvania, she lived a small town life before following her husband's military career to Louisiana and Georgia. Check out her website for samples and updates! TeresaMummert.com
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Shane – March 18, 2010 11:13 am Jake and May’s home
“You’re late.” May gave me a stern look but I could see her
struggling to keep her lips from pulling into a smile. She brushed her deep
red hair over her shoulder in a dramatic gesture and put her hands on her hips.
“May, I would like you to meet Jenn.”
May couldn’t contain her smile any longer. She pulled Jenn
into an awkward hug. Jenn grunted and I could hardly suppress my laugh
as I shook my head.
“Pleasure to meet you,” Jenn’s voice cracked as her nerves
began to get the best of her. It was adorable how her cheeks tinged pink
when she was nervous. I realised I was staring a second after May as she
shot me a wink over Jenn’s shoulder. She released her embrace as Jake
entered the living room.
“You’re late,” Jake called out as he took his place beside his
“I’m so sorry. It is all my fault,” Jenn rambled.
“This isn’t work. He’s not going to fire you,” I whispered to her
as she worried her lip with her teeth. My gaze dropped to her mouth as her
lips parted slightly and she let out a small sigh. “If you want me to kick his
ass just say the word.”
Jake rolled his eyes as Jenn let out a small laugh.
“Well, it is getting a little warm in here. I’m going to open the
window.” May laughed as she made her way back into the kitchen and
pushed up the window above the sink. Jake had a look of disapproval on
his face as he folded his arms over his chest.
“Enjoying your vacation? I hope my cousin isn’t bothering you
too much.” Jake’s eyes flicked to mine but quickly returned to Jenn’s. I
clenched my jaw and kept myself from saying anything in response.
“He’s no bother. We’ve been having a lot of fun.” The pink
returned to her cheeks.
“Well, are you just gonna stand by the door all day or are you
gonna eat? The food is getting cold.” May called out as she sat dished on
“Where are the boys?” I asked as I gestured for Jenn to follow
me into the kitchen.
“They ate an hour ago.” Her eyes locked onto mine before she
went back to her task of setting out silverware. “I’ve released them into the
wild. They are off at the neighbor’s.”
I pulled out one of the oak chairs and waited for Jenn to sit
before sliding into the one next to her. May and Jake took their seats
across the table from us.
“Help yourselves.” May grabbed a biscuit from the plate in front
“Thank you so much, May. This all looks amazing.” Jenn said,
her voice finally sounding more like her own.
“It is no trouble at all. I had to devise a plan to meet the girl
who is occupying all of Shane’s time.” I cleared my throat and glanced to
Jake, pleading with him silently to stop May. He just smiled and shook his
head. I should have known he would be no help. He disapproved of Jenn
and me talking from the moment he found out.
“That’s a nice shirt, Shane. The color really brings out your
eyes.” May shoved a bite of scrambled eggs into her mouth.
“Thank you. Jenn picked it out.” I glanced to Jenn who was
smiling proudly. The flashback of being at the mall with her, being inside
that photo booth with her lips pressed against mine came to the forefront
of my thoughts.
“She has great taste,” May now had a permanent smirk on her
face. It did not go over my head that she was now talking about more than
the shirt. I wanted to kick her under the table. Like she was reading my
mind, she slid her chair back a few inches and took a big gulp of her
“She does taste great.” As the words left my mouth I knew
there was no hope that no one had heard my mix-up. May choked and
sputtered on her drink and Jenn looked frozen, holding a piece of bacon
midair. “That’s not-,” I struggled to correct myself as Jake grabbed his
drink and raised it in the air with a victorious smirk.
“You have a lovely home, May.” Jenn bit off a bite from her
bacon, avoiding eye contact with anyone else at the table.
“Thanks. I bet it must be a bit of a shock to you.”
“Why would it be a shock?” Jenn furrowed her brow.
“I’d just assumed anyone who works with Jake would think he
lives under a bridge somewhere with the rest of the trolls.” She laughed as
Jake glared at her. Jenn nearly choked on her bite as we all laughed and
relaxed a bit.
“Come on.” Jake set his fork down on his plate and narrowed
his eyes at his wife. “I’m not that bad am I, Jenn?”
“That’s not right. You can’t ask her that.” May shot back waving
her hand in front of Jake. That was one thing I loved about May she had a
way of making anyone feel relaxed. I hoped that she would form a
friendship with Jenn. I wanted someone to be here for her when I had to
leave. I swallowed back the lump that had formed in my throat.
“I’m fair.” Jake gestured to Jenn in hopes she would back him
“You are fair…ly mean.” She crinkled her nose, waiting for his
“I like you.” May’s eyes lit up at Jenn and I knew I wouldn’t
have to worry about her being alone.