I love anthologies like this one with four novellas by four different authors with various locations and subjects. The four stories in Sincerely Yours range from early 19th century to early 20th, and we get to vicariously travel on a steamboat, ride (and even paint) a merry-go-round, pose as a writer, and go on a secret mission, all from our chair or bed.
The earliest novella by Laurie Alice Eakes is entitled "Moonlight Promise." I promise this steamboat ride is not at all what our heroine expected. Or the hero.
The next story, "Lessons in Love," by Ann Shorey, involves an author who is keeping a secret from her editor. Her piano instructor agrees to help her keep her secret for awhile, leading to a developing relationship neither thinks will work. Can they learn the lesson God has for them?
What is the "One Little Word" the heroine in Amanda Cabot's story is waiting to hear? It may surprise you! Besides the love story, this novella showcases scads of information about merry-go-rounds in a fun, entertaining way.
Jane Kirkpatrick is a master writer of many books. I am so glad she shares her skills with us in this novella collection so many new readers can enjoy her story "A Saving Grace" and check out her other well-written books.
I highly suggest you read these four stories about the four letters that set our heroines on their journey of love. You won't be disappointed you went along for the ride.
This book is the first historical novella collection by Revell, but I hope it won't be the last. Revell sent me the book to review, but these thoughts were not influenced in any way by the gift.
Letters play a role in each of the four unique historical stories, which take place from 1825 to 1911. Arranged in chronological order and penned by four gifted authors, these tales offer adventure and romance, high society and simpler lifestyles, suspense and drama.
A Moonlight Promise by Laurie Alice Eakes takes readers aboard a steam-driven paddleboat travelling the Hudson River from New York City to Albany, where the Erie Canal has just opened. Camilla Renfrew seeks passage during a dangerous voyage with Captain Nathaniel Black, who strives to keep both his boat and business afloat. Will they both escape those who want to trap them?
Lessons in Love by Ann Shorey claims Chicago for its setting as Merrie Bentley attempts to break into the publishing world with her articles, while keeping her writing a secret from her rich aunt with whom she lives. Aunt Isabella tries to help her niece find a proper suitor, but none seem to attract Merrie as much as her handsome piano teacher, Colin Thackery.
One Little Word by Amanda Cabot offers a fun piece about Lorraine Caldwell and the carver of a carousel, Jonah Mann. She must marry an appropriate upper class man to receive her inheritance, but none appeal to her. Jonah must soon return to England to fulfill family obligations. Does their artistic partnership have any hope of becoming something more?
A Saving Grace by Jane Kirkpatrick shares to struggles Grace Hathaway faces to try to rescue her longtime friend Rebecca Holmes from a starvation clinic in the Pacific Northwest. Is Dr. Claude Millikan an ally or an enemy? Can Grace help Rebecca and the other patients before she succumbs to the treatments herself?
Inspired by true events and factual details, these quick reads provide enjoyment and insights into the past.
This is a set of 4 novellas. I don't usually read these but am so glad I read this one. These are 4 of my favorite authors and each story was wonderful. I would give each one a 5 star rating. I received this book from the bookfun.org for a fair and honest opinion. I still enjoy full length novels the best but this made me think I would read more of these types of books.
This is a collection of 4 historical novellas, all about women that each face a challenge they must overcome. Each main character is a woman who defies the norm for her time period when living her life. I typically dont like novellas because I like to get more in depth into a setting and story, but these authors do a wonderful job capturing your interest in the stories right from the start. The stories are developed enough to keep you interested, and yet, short enough to read when you dont have as much time to dedicate to reading. I also loved how each author, at the end of the story, gave some historical facts on something that was in the story. All four authors are great story tellers and I encourage you to find other novels by them once you are finished with these short stories.
I received this book from BookFun.org in exchange for my honest review.
Sincerely Yours is written by four Christian authors(Jane Kirkpatrick, Amanda Cabot, Laurie Alice Eakes, and Ann Shorey). The book contains four novellas. The only thing linking the stories are letters the women recieve in the stories. How the women deals with what is in the letter is different in each story. But each story is filled with romance,humor and entertainment. They are also very faith based. I enjoyed all the stories and was sad when I reached the end of the book.
I recieved this book from the Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.