1. Sincerely Yours, 4 Volumes in 1
    Jane Kirkpatrick, Amanda Cabot, Laurie Alice Eakes, Ann Shorey
    Revell / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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  1. GingerS219
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great collection
    May 1, 2014
    GingerS219
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Sincerely Yours is a romance novella collection from four great writers-Jane Kirkpatrick, Amanda Cabot, Laurie Alice Eakes, and Ann Shorey. Within its pages you will find four love stories each instigated by a letter, which takes each heroine of a journey of a lifetime. Each reminds us that things are not always as they seem, and God ALWAYS has a plan. I especially loved the carousel horses.

    ***I received this book from the publisher/author for the purpose of review. The above is my honest opinion.***
  2. MrsTina
    Frederick, MD
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Sincerely Yours, A Novella Collection
    April 29, 2014
    MrsTina
    Frederick, MD
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Sincerely Yours, a Novella Collection*****

    by Jane Kirkpatrick, Amanda Cabot, Laurie Alice Eakes and Ann Shorey

    Sincerely Yours is a collection of four historical romances set in the 1800's, written by four different authors. Each book is a stand-alone book but have a common thread–each young woman in the stories have received a letter that takes them on a journey beyond what they had imaged.

    ~Moonlight Promise by Laurie Alice Eakes

    Highborn English lady Camilla Renfrew receives a letter from her girlhood friend, Joanna in New York City asking Camilla to join her and her husband to travel to the Great Lakes via the newly opening Erie Canal. Camilla would be her companion in the wilderness of the Great Lakes, but she must arrive before Joanna leaves. For Camilla, this is an answer to prayer. She has been accused of a crime that she did not commit and must flee England to disappear from the one man who is determined to make her pay. She travels to America and barely misses the steamboat leaving for the Albany where she is to meet Joanna.

    However, steamboat Captain Nathaniel Black is not inclined to take her aboard his ship as they do not take passengers. She convinces him to allow her to travel with him as far as Albany. Along the way trouble follows them at every turn. Despite these troubles Camilla and Nate are drawn to each other.

    Camilla starts to relax but soon learns that the very man she fled England from, Frederick Conover is on her trail. She must tell Nate everything. But before she finds the courage to tell him, Nate confronts her about a man looking for her–Frederick Conover. Crying she tells him why Conover is looking for her and returns to her room. She leaves the steamboat the next morning not knowing where to go now. Before she can figure out what to do, Conover grabs her and carts her off to a shack where he informs her of his plans for her.

    Will Nate find her in time to save her from this evil man? Can Camilla trust God to keep her safe, even from Conover? Will she ever see Nate again?

    ~Lessons In Love by Ann Shorey

    Miss Marigold (Merrie) Montgomery Bentley lives in 1850's Chicago with her Aunt Isabella.

    She secretly writes marriage advice for the Kipler's Home Weekly with the initials "M. M.".

    The house keeper Mrs. Wagner and coachman Mr. Peters are the only ones who know of her writings.

    All is well until she receives a post from her editor, Mr. Horatio Kepler with a bank draft for her latest

    article; however, she also receives a note along with the draft asking to meet with Mr. Bentley to discuss future writings for his weekly. Now what does she do? As she ponders this request Mrs. Wagner reminds her that her music instructor, Mr. Colin Thackery has been waiting for her in the parlor for her lesson. She is so disturbed by Mr. Kepler's request she is unable to concentrate on her lesson.

    Colin confronts her about her unusual lack of concentration. Does she dare confide in him? Desperate, she decides to ask for his help in meeting Mr. Kepler. At first Colin is resistant to the idea, but decides to agree to her request. How can he deny her request when he is falling in love with her? The meeting does not go as planned. Mr. Kepler does not allow Merrie, who he believes is Mr. Bently's wife, to join them to discuss her future writings. She is to wait outside the room like a "good little wife". Fuming she has no choice and pleads with Colin to remember everything Mr. Kepler tells him. Things go from bad to worse as Colin can't remember everything and Merrie falls breaking her right arm, her writing arm! Now what does she do? How can she continue to write and meet her deadlines? Will Colin continue to help her? Will Mr. Kepler find out she is not a he but a she and thereby loose her job? How can Colin not tell her of his love, despite the differences in their stations in life? Does she return his love? Do they have a life together?

    ~One Little Word by Amanda Cabot

    After Lorraine M. Caldwell's parents death she learns that their will states she must marry by September 14th or loose her inheritance to her cousin. Everyone expects her to marry Robert Simms, now even more so. But Lorraine doesn't want to marry him. But should she marry Robert in order to keep her inheritance so her cousin does not inherit it? She doesn't have much time to decide as she only has until September 14th, then she either marries Robert or finds another suitable suitor/husband, one with a fortune of his own. Who else can she marry?

    She and her Uncle Ambrose discuss it again and he reminds her that as any well to do family, she was trained to be a wife of a wealthy man, play the piano, paint watercolor, or arrange a party.....which means she can't survive on her own her.

    She continues to pray for God to show her the path He has prepared for her. She unexpectedly receives a letter from her brother Mike, whom she has not seen or heard from for two years, asking her to come to Lilac Hall for his upcoming wedding. With anticipation she leaves New York by train to visit her brother. Expecting to see Mike, she eagerly looks for him at the station. However he is not there to meet the train but sent his driver, Jonah Mann. Jonah has a cultured British accent and is wearing a paint-spattered jacket and pants, not the tailored uniform her drivers wear. Jonah takes her to Lilac Hall, a magnificent Greek Revival manor, where Mike now lives/works–works?

    As she waits for Mike to return from his honeymoon, she wanders Lilac Hall and tries to figure out what to do. Time is running out. She finds herself thrust into the lives at Lilac Hall and stumbles upon a carousel maker of all things. This carousel maker crafts the most beautiful horses she has ever seen. Will he let her help paint the horses? Can she and this man become more than friends? It certainly would not solve her problem of marrying a man of wealth for this man is not wealthy. Can she forgo her inheritance for love? Does he love her and would he want to marry her? Is this part of God's plan for her life?

    ~A Saving Grace by Jane Kirkpatrick

    Grace Hathaway receives a letter asking for her help from her 8 year old goddaughter Caroline Holmes. It appears her mother is in trouble and needs her Aunt Grace to come quickly. Included with Caroline's letter is a letter from a lawyer explaining where her mother, Rebecca is now. Rebecca Holmes has left her daughter in the care of a friend, Jenny in Dalles, Oregon, near the Columbia River and checked herself into a facility, a sanatorium in Olalla, where she is hoping to get treatment for her despondency after her husband's death.

    Grace takes a leave from her employer at the Oregon's Roaring Springs Ranch and travels three days by stage to Dalles where Caroline is staying. After speaking to Caroline she learns from Jenny that Olalla is very isolated requiring ferries and boats to reach it. The sanatorium is even more remote and harder to reach. They frown on visitors and even check to make sure visitors do not bring in food. Jenny had visited Rebecca and found her to be in so emaciated and lethargic she fears for her life.

    The next morning Grace left Dalles, traveling by steamship past Portland, by train to Seattle then finally by ferry to Olalla. During her travels she reads the book by the doctor treating Rebecca,

    Fasting For The Cure of Disease, by Dr. Linda Burfield Hazzard. On arriving in Olalla, she is met by William who takes her by carriage to the Olalla Hotel. She learns from William that she can only reach the sanatorium by boat. William tries to discourage her from going there, "there are strange goings on there" he informs her. She also learns from William that Dr. Hazzard's husband, Sam helps at the sanatorium. Once at the hotel a tall man reaches out to help and helps with her trunk. She learns he is Dr. Claude Millikan and works at the sanatorium. He invites her to dinner and she accepts in hopes to learn all she can about Dr. Hazzard and her treatments.

    Over the course of the next days Grace is more and more concerned about Rebecca and the other patients at the sanatorium. She is convinced that something is very wrong. How can she get Rebecca out of that place without the Dr. Hazzard or her husband Sam seeing her? What role does Claude play in these treatments? Is he part of this horrible place or is involved in something else? Can she trust him to help her? Does she have any choice? As she prays for direction she makes plans to get Rebecca out of there and hope she is within God's plans.

    I loved the way each author created a historical romance story that brings the past to life through their characters. We see clearly the contrast between women lives of today and how the lives of women in the 1800's was so very different as well as what the expectations were for these women. Women had a hard time if they wanted to be a writer as we see in Lessons of Love. The choice of a woman's husband was often controlled by her parents leaving her little choice in the matter as in One Little Word. In Moonlight Promise we get a glimpse of what happens when a woman is forced to flee to another country when she is falsely accused. In A Saving Grace we see in the mist of heartache, how a woman can be deceived in thinking a certain "diet" promises healing and may very well endanger their very lives. Each story takes us on a journey filled with mystery, adventure, romance, surprises, suspense, humor, deceit, love and faith. I like the way each author filled in some history about the time of their story at the end of that story.

    ~~I won a copy of this book from Goodreads and Revell for my review~~
  3. TonyaTells
    Goldendale, WA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Light enjoyable read!
    April 23, 2014
    TonyaTells
    Goldendale, WA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    4 short novellas. Good to read, light, enjoyable, you can read them in the car. Entertaining. Certainly satisfying. I don't know, this is why I don't read books that have small stories from different authors. I feel as if they are trying to cram too much into something and few can pull it off.

    The first one, it was ok. I did enjoy it, cute story, of course in the end boy gets girl. There was a little mystery there of who Camilla really was, was she who other people were saying?

    Second story, the girl is supposed to be trying to catch a husband but instead she is writing. One of my favorites from this book! Very good!

    Third one was good, the carousel part was excellent. The fourth was really good, in part because of course I love Jane, and who doesn't love when authors talk about your area, The Dalles being mentioned!! (We live in Goldendale!)

    Overall, enjoyable.

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
  4. kingsdaughter1611
    IL
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Loved This Novella!
    April 14, 2014
    kingsdaughter1611
    IL
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I love every one of these authors individually. They write awesome books that I can read over and over. So when I heard about a novella featuring a short little story from each of them, I knew I had to try it! My only difficulty, they are too short! I wanted to get really involved in these stories but it was so hard having such a short space for the characters to grow and fall in love.

    My favorite story out of them all was One Little Word by Amanda Cabot. I seriously fell in love with this one! Lorraine is so sweet and Jonah, don't get me started on him:) A little bit uppity in his own right but boy is he great. And quite the personality that Lorraine needed. My next favorite would have been Lessons in Love. Other than all the deception. I know that Merrie felt she needed to at first but then it just kept growing and she drags other people into it. Everything is cleared up in the end but I wish it hadn't gotten that far. Moonlight Promise was kinda rustic but I liked the whole riverboat aspect. Seeing how different they were from even the time of Mark Twain and Tom Sawyer:) Camilla is so funny when they ask her to cook and she doesn't know how to do something that simple. I almost wanted to slap Nathaniel when he doesn't believe her. And A Saving Grace is different as well. Each of these authors did a great job at fleshing out the characters in the short amount of space they had, I just wish they had been full length. It makes for a wonderful book to take on a trip when you only want a little bit of a book.

    I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are 100% mine. No other monetary compensation was received.
  5. VicsMediaRoom
    Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Four Stories Of History and Romance
    April 13, 2014
    VicsMediaRoom
    Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Amanda Cabot, Ann Shorey, Laurie Alice Eakes and Jane Kirkpatrick team up in their new book, "Sincerely Yours" published by Revell to bring us A Novella Collection.

    From the Back Cover: 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 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?

    History and romance, not just one story but four of them by four authors. What can be better than this? Each story is well researched and, of course, well written. Each of these ladies does an excellent job in bringing their characters to life and their stories go by all too quickly. At the end of each story there is a Dear Reader from each author that gives some of the real history behind what they have written. You cannot go wrong with reading the stories in this book. The only problem is that when you finish the fourth story there isn't anymore. I hope that these authors can get together and bring us another round. That would be wonderful.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
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