Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Sincerely Yours by Jane Kirkpatrick, Amanda Cabot, Laurie Alice Eakes, and Ann Shorey
About the book:
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?
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?
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.
A Saving Grace by Jane KirkpatrickGrace 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 really enjoyed each of the stories in this well-written collection! The romances were sweet in each one and featured wonderful characters. At the end of each story, the author explained a bit about the history behind the story, such as what the first steamboats were like or about what happened at the real clinic in Washington in the early 1900's. That's part of the reason I read historical fiction, to learn what life was like in another time and place, so I appreciated the extra explanation. The stories aren't related to each other, other than having the theme of letters and the main characters being people of faith, so there's no need to read them in any particular order. I appreciated that each of these women were strong and determined characters, women to admire. I love novella collections and I hope there will be many more to come, both from these authors and from their publisher!
I received this book free from Revell in exchange for an honest review.
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