The Love Note was a captivating tale! The author did a beautiful job of writing a story that captured both romance and mystery between its pages.
Each chapter began with a quote that was attributed to a “scientist’s observations on love”. I really liked these additions to the book and the way they set the scenes for the chapters.
I enjoyed seeing how the love note affected various members of the household as they came across it. There were many different reactions, which made for interesting reading.
The back story behind the note, as well as the relationships and people entwined in this note was beautifully written, in a way that spanned the entire novel. It kept me turning the pages and piecing the clues together all the way through the book.
The main character, Willa Duvall, made quite an emotional journey throughout this novel and learned much about God’s direction for her life, what real love was, and the power of words, both written and spoken.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Focused on a career in medicine and not on romance, Willa Duvall is thrown slightly off course during the summer of 1865 when she discovers a never-opened love letter in a crack of her old writing desk. Compelled to find the passionate soul who penned it and the person who never received it, she takes a job as a nurse at the seaside estate of Crestwicke Manor.
Everyone at Crestwicke has feelings–mostly negative ones–about the man who wrote the letter, but he seems to have disappeared. With plenty of enticing clues but few answers, Willa’s search becomes even more complicated when she misplaces the letter and it passes from person to person in the house, each finding a thrilling or disheartening message in its words.
Laced with mysteries large and small, this romantic Victorian-era tale of love lost, love deferred, and love found is sure to delight.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I’m a work-from-home mom of two fun and adventurous littles and we’ll soon be homeschooling. I married my hero Vince, who is my love and my polar opposite. I write, he tears it up with the red pen. I break cars and other mechanical things, he puts them back together. He’s nailed the “speak the truth” thing, and I bring the “in love” part. But the real spark to our marriage is that he does not like chocolate and I… like it a normal amount. We love and live from our little house in the woods near Lake Michigan.