A Novella Collection
by Jane Kirkpatrick, Amanda Cabot, Laurie Alice Eakes and Ann Shorey
As a fan of novellas, I am particularly fond of these books that contain a collection of stories. It is also fun when the novellas have some kind of common thread. Sincerely Yours is a collection of four novellas and their common theme involves a letter received by the heroine of each story. The novellas are in no other way connected – they stand alone. In each story, a woman receives a letter that impacts her life in some way and drives her to an action that becomes the storyline of the novella. I enjoyed each novella in this collection.
In Moonlight Promise by Laurie Alice Eakes, I enjoyed following Camilla’s journey on a cargo steamboat. There is mystery, danger and a really wonderful romance! Even though I liked all of the stories in Sincerely Yours, I believe that Moonlight Promise was my very favorite.
In Lessons in Love by Ann Shorey, I enjoyed watching Merrie and the hero of the story as they developed feelings for each other. I really like these situations that involve the different classes in society. It always seems hopeless that these two people from different walks of life could ever end up together. This novella also brings up the question of exactly what constitutes deceit and works on the heroine’s heart about that issue as well.
In One Little Word by Amanda Cabot, Lorraine begins the story as a rather uppity society girl. I enjoyed watching as she began to realize that people’s values don’t come from their position in society. Both main characters had a lot to learn about trusting in God while making decisions based on whom they love and not on certain society position or family name. A sweet story.
In A Saving Grace by Jane Kirkpatrick, we are thrust into a very worrisome situation. Grace is trying to save her friend from a sanatorium that does not seem to be helping, but is instead hurting its patients. This story does have a light romance laced throughout, but is more focused on the mystery of exactly what the doctor and her husband are up to at this clinic. There is a lot of good, suspenseful tension running through it. And I was absolutely amazed to learn that this novella is based on real events!
I had a lot of fun reading these well-written stories. I was also able to discover two new authors through this collection. I had not read anything by Jane Kirkpatrick or Amanda Cabot before, and I am always happy to read a new-to-me author! I definitely recommend Sincerely Yours. (5 stars)
I received a copy of this book from Baker Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.
GIVEAWAY ON JANE KIRKPATRICK’S BLOG
Click here to go to Jane Kirkpatrick’s blog and enter to win a pen & stationary gift set! A copy of Sincerely Yours will also be included. There are entries that can be done each day, so be sure to do as much as you can to increase your chances to win. When you click to go to Jane’s blog, scroll down and you will see the Rafflecopter giveaway.
CONNECT WITH THE AUTHORS:
There is a special Facebook page for Sincerely Yours. You can like the page here.
You can connect with Amanda Cabot on her website, Facebook and Goodreads.