Four unexpected letters.
Four intrepid women.
Four lives changed forever.
Spanning a century and a continent, these romantic novellas will lead you on a journey through the landscape of love. Four young women find their lives altered after each receives a letter that sets her on a new path. From a Hudson River steamboat to a lush drawing room, from a carousel carver’s workshop to a remote hospital, you’ll be swept into the lives of women who are making their way in the world and finding love where they least expect it.
MOONLIGHT PROMISE by Laurie Alice Eakes
Camilla Renfrew is a highborn English lady fleeing false accusations when she runs smack into love on a steamboat bound for the new Erie Canal. But can this unexpected attraction survive the treacherous journey?
I loved this story! Watching the tension develop between Nathaniel and Camilla was entertaining to say the least. The story wasn’t just about love, it was also about trust and learning to rely on God more than ourselves. It was a sweet reminder of how God desires the best for us. I couldn’t read this story fast enough. I laughed aloud several times and even questioned why they would do certain things as I read through the story. Like I said… it was quite entertaining. Laurie Alice Eakes has once again written another story I loved. This lady is an amazing writer.
LESSONS IN LOVE by Ann Shorey
Marigold Montgomery Bentley writes marriage advice for Kipler’s Home Weekly even though she is single. Everyone assumes from the initials that “M.M” is a man. When the editor asks to meet Mr. Bentley, can Merrie come up with a ruse to keep her writing job?
As a writer, I found this story to be interesting. I couldn’t imagine have such passion for a career during a time when society viewed it as taboo. It was easy to root for Merrie and when the possibility of love comes into the picture you have wonder if she how it will work out. Or will she have to choose between the two desires of her heart? I won’t spoil the ending for you. It was too much fun reading the story.
ONE LITTLE WORD by Amanda Cabot
Lorraine Caldwell will lose her family fortune to a reckless cousin if she doesn’t marry quickly. When she learns her long-lost brother is alive, she hopes she’s found the answer to her problems. What she finds instead is a mysterious carousel carver who turns her life upside down.
There is something about reading a book where the family fortune is at stake that puts the whole level of drama to a high. I love it. Lorraine Caldwell was one of my favorite characters in this book. She was a high society snob that quickly learned life wasn’t what she expected. She was fun and took her lessons in stride. Her internal strength and fortitude are attributes I look for in a lead heroine. I loved watching how God humbled her and opened her heart to love. It was enduring and left me wishing this story was longer.
A SAVING GRACE by Jane Kirkpatrick
Grace Hathaway must rescue a dear friend from a remote and notorious clinic that promises healing but delivers only heartache. In a place laced with deceit, where lives hang in the balance, whom can she trust to help her?
I believe this book was strategically placed last in the novella. It is more of a romantic suspense, whereas the others are very much just romance. Grace is the type of friend everyone needs. She is loyal and resourceful. She is determined to rescue her friend, no matter the cost. I love that part of her. I enjoyed this book because it was based on a true story. I love reading books that bring history to life, yet knowing that parts of this story happened left me with goose bumps. It’s a hard reminder of the evil that lurks in each of us, but also a reason to be thankful for the God that saves and gives us a reason find joy.
Sincerely Yours is the first anthology from Revell Books, and they did an amazing job of pulling together four authors to write this set of stories. This is a collection of novellas with a common thread, each author uses a letter to motivate the characters in their standalone books. This book is well worth reading. I found the stories to be charming and often funny. It was entertaining and at times… educational. I came away from reading this book, feeling as if my time was well spent.
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