The Diary by Eileen Goudge

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When the two grown daughters of Elizabeth Marshall discover an old diary of their mother’s in her attic, it comes as a shock to learn that the true love of Elizabeth’s life was not their father. This is the mystery the two daughters must unravel as they stay up late reading the words penned by Elizabeth so long ago. Their mother can’t give them the answers: After a massive stroke, she lies mute and near death in a nursing home. Only the pages of her diary can provide clues to what really happened.

In a richly detailed journey into the past, we see Elizabeth lose her heart to one man while remaining devoted to another. Finally, she must choose between the stable, loyal Bob...and the electrifying and unpredictable A.J., who spent time in juvenile detention as a teen. When a suspicious fire in the neighborhood is linked to A.J., Elizabeth is faced with another dilemma: She’s the only one who can clear A.J.’s name, but to do so would ruin her reputation. Surprisingly, it’s Bob who comes to the rescue, forcing Elizabeth to make perhaps the most painful decision of her life....

The Diary is a love story. It’s also the story of the unshakable bond between a mother and her daughters.


About Eileen Goudge

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Eileen Goudge is the New York Times bestselling author whose novels include Domestic Affairs, Woman in Red, One Last Dance, Garden of Lies, and Thorns of Truth. There are more than three million copies of her books in print worldwide. She lives with her husband, entertainment reporter Sandy Kenyon, in New York
Published March 6, 2009 by Vanguard. 274 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Fiction

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As their mother lies dying in a nursing home, two sisters find her diary—and a mother they never knew. Written shortly before their parents' marriage, the diary details their mother'

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A love story about following your heart even when it's a hard choice to make.

Apr 21 2009 | Read Full Review of The Diary

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However, Elizabeth’s diary reveals passion for yet another beau, a mysterious man known as A.J.

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