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. GingerB
    Smiths Grove KY
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent Collection
    April 11, 2014
    GingerB
    Smiths Grove KY
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I really enjoyed the 4 novella's. If I had to pick my favorite, it would be One Little Word, by Amanda Cabot. Miss Lorraine went looking for her brother, found him, and found love in the least likely place. She was looking for a simpler life, but found more than that.

    Each writer writes such intense stories. I felt I was right there involved in each of them. The last one, A Saving Grace had me in tears, feeling so bad for the women that were being starved. I have read novels by Ann Shorey before and this one is no disappointment either. I give 5 stars for this collection of novella's.
  2. Fitzysmom
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    April 8, 2014
    Fitzysmom
    I really enjoy a good novella collection when I'm in a particularly busy season. The beauty of novellas is that they are short and can easily be read in an hour. Sincerely Yours is a fabulous collection from some of the best historical fiction authors in the industry. One of the benefits of this collection is that the stories are each stand alone works. So, you can read one of the stories and then put it down for a few days and then enjoy the next without feeling as if you've broken the flow of continuity.

    The common threads that weave this collection together are the time frame which is the mid 1800s to the early 1900s. The second thing that each story has in common is an unexpected letter showing up and changing the course of events. I find that in these collections there is usually one story that really stands out and the others pale in comparison. I'm pleased to say that isn't true with Sincerely Yours. I thoroughly enjoyed each of the stories. They were entertaining and had interesting facts about the time period and of course there was a wonderful love story woven in. If I were hard pressed to only choose one favorite I would probably lean towards One Little Word by Amanda Cabot. No particular reason other than it just seemed to catch my fancy at the time.

    If you are looking for some quick reading on these busy Spring days, I think you will find Sincerely Yours to be the answer. It is a very clean read and would also be suitable for teen girls as well as adult women.

    I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
  3. mom2boys
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Sincerely Yours
    April 7, 2014
    mom2boys
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Sincerely Yours is a delightful collection of Novellas in which each heroine receives an unexpected letter and ultimately finds their lives impacted by change - and love. Each author takes us to a different place and time introducing us to a host of endearing, entertaining, charming characters. You will find a little bit of everything within the pages of Sincerely Yours; excitement, comedy, romance, mystery, deception and danger.

    This book is an easy read with each Novella being a page turner in its own right. After reading one story I didn't think the next could possibly be as good at the previous. I was dead wrong. Each story is equally as entertaining and enjoyable as the others.

    I loved it! Do you need a mini vacation? Sincerely Yours is the perfect read to take on a mini "staycation". Stay at home and let the stories in Sincerely Yours take you away...no calgon necessary! Sincerely Yours is not to be missed.
  4. ASC Book Reviews
    NM
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Home run!!!
    April 4, 2014
    ASC Book Reviews
    NM
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    I jumped at the chance to read this book because I knew and love two authors, wanted to read one, and the other is new to me! :) I was not disappointed!

    First it begins with Laurie's great tale on a steamboat! :) I love her way with words, and as she always does for me Laurie grabbed me from the beginning with a GREAT start and then wouldn't let go! The characters and circumstances are great. Some secrets lie within this story as the main characters come to learn what is truly important. The spunk and strength of these characters really fleshes out the story and I love their whole relationship from start to finish. The authors note just ties it all up, going into the history behind the story. Laurie is becoming on of my favorite authors! Steamboats, danger, enemies, jewels, and love await in this first tale.

    Next was Ann Shorey's Lessons in Love. This one is lovely! I love Ann's writing! The overall concept of a women journalist attempting to hide here identity is highly entertaining to me as you, as the reader, see where problems may arise, and in many cases they surely do! I love the characters in this one as well. Merrie is a smart character whose articles are fantastic! And her love interest Colin is a sweet and lovable character. I loved the end, love this author, love the pace, and love the history within the story. Excellent second novella.

    Then there's Amanda Cabot's One Little Word! It is Excellent! I have wanted to read Amanda's work before, but hadn't had the pleasure. I have been missing out! Her style is wonderful and her descriptions are fantastic! She infected me with carousel fever!!! LOL! And then in the authors note I found out that was her intention all along!!! :D This is the occupation that really peaked my interest in the overall book description, and I love all that I learned about carousels and what went/goes into them! But that's not the only thing that intrigued me in this. From a beautiful and fun inn to discovering God's great provisions and plans One Little Word is great!

    And Finally Jane's A Saving Grace. This was the first book from Jane I've read. What a story!!! This is a VERY high suspense thriller that I couldn't put down! I HAD to get to the end to see what would happen and how it would happen. Grace is an amazing friend that is The Lord's instrument in taking down horrible foes! I was, however, haunted to find that the villains in this novella actually lived and did the things depicted here. This is a sweet and awesome tale that will keep you on the edge of your seat! I am SO happy it wasn't any longer though! LOL! I'm not sure I could have taken the suspense for even a few more chapters! From twists to anticipation I highly enjoyed this read.

    Overall I LOVE all of these stories! I really enjoy novella collections like this. But usually I have a favorite among them, one that stands out from the rest, but not so with this one! I LOVED them all and couldn't choose a favorite if I tried. Revell hit a home run with these four authors and their stories!!! The only thing that really bothered me is my personal pet peeve; He when referring to God isn't capitalized. But I digress.

    *Songs: "Nocturne in E Flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2" by Chopin, "Butterfly Waltz - Piano and Cello" by Wedding Day Music, "Chopin - Preludes - Sostenuto - Db major - Rain Drop" by Chopin, "All Through the Night" by Melanie Hoffman***, "Softly And Tenderly" by Alan Jackson, "Be Thou My Vision"**, "Before the Morning" by Josh Wilson, and "Standing On The Promises" by Alan Jackson

    2 Corinthians 12:9, 1 Corinthians 12:4-6, Psalm 32:8, Isaiah 49:10,

    ~ASC
  5. TellNJasmine
    Montana
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A sweet collection of historical novellas
    April 4, 2014
    TellNJasmine
    Montana
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    A Moonlight Promise

    This was my first story by Laurie Alice Eakes and I sincerely enjoyed A Moonlight Promise. It was a sweet story with just enough danger to make it a satisfying read. Camilla and Nathaniel's reliance on faith in God in the face of difficult circumstances is worth admiring. I absolutely loved the historical steamboat details, who knew that the Mark Twain steamboats were nothing like the earlier ones at all?

    Lessons In Love

    A gentle love story about a shy girl with a secret — she is a writer — and the lessons she learns in honesty, in life, and in love. One of the things I liked about Lessons In Love is how Ann Shorey tells it realistically; the women in the story believe both in women's rights but also in family and happiness in the home. A truly sweet and enjoyable novella.

    One Little Word

    I think this is one of my favorite stories in the book, I LOVE carousels! I got my first carousel ride at age 8 and I have been in love ever since. This story is not only filled with fascinating details about the musical horses but it also a delightfully sweet romance. Amanda Cabot has a winner in One Little Word and readers will find themselves rooting for Lorraine and Jonah.

    A Saving Grace

    Darker than the preceding stories A Saving Grace tells the story of a woman's love for her friend. Grace will do whatever it takes including endangering her own life to save her friend and the other women under "treatment." While the romance is muted, I think the friendship and loyalty displayed by Jane Kirkpatrick's characters was my favorite part of this story.

    Overall

    A nice collection of diverse stories from four talented authors. The theme of receiving a life changing letter weaves these stories together in a most interesting way. Life, love, and the power of the written word are what these stories are all about. These stories are perfect for lovers of historical fiction and will only whet the appetite for more by these lovely ladies.

    (I received a copy of this book through the Revell Reads program in exchange for my honest review. I received no financial compensation for this review. All opinions are entirely my own)
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