The DiaryBook - 2009
While Elizabeth Marshall lies near death in a nursing home after suffering a massive stroke, her two daughters find an old diary of hers in the attic and discover that the love of their mother's life was someone other than their father.
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.