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KavRCanadaGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Incredible readNovember 29, 2018KavRCanadaGender: femaleA moment of silence for the sheer brilliance of this stunning dual timeline story. What an emotional roller-coaster of a read! I was firmly entrenched in in the 1700s with Hamilton and Esther only to be yanked away kicking and screaming into present day with Chloe and Jesse where I'd quickly become enthralled only to be flung back in time and...oy...see what I mean about the roller-coaster ride?!
Both timelines are equal in depth and emotion and inspiration. And that's saying something since a) my least favourite historical fiction theme is the Revolutionary War (hellooo -- I'm Canadian, and the Loyalists that fled the states settled up here in Nova Scotia and Ontario so I'm kinda partial to them) and b) I have absolutely no interest whatsoever in Hollywood based stories. None. Nada. Zilch. So what are the chances of my two least favourite literary settings being found in the same book? And me actually picking up said book and reading it? Well, apparently pretty high if Rachel Hauck is the author!
I had a love/hate relationship with some aspects of the story which I can't discuss without spoilers but they still have me ruffled and indignant and woebegonish. Sigh. Such are the perils of losing oneself in a book -- reading comes without guarantees and there are times when that is just plain hard. This would make an awesome book club selection because there is so much to talk about! (but not in a review!)
So there's romance x 2, angst and drama aplenty, not to mention two fast-paced plots with lots of twists and turns that keep a reader in a tizzy. But you want to know what really stole my breath away and made this such a compelling read for me? The powerful redemptive thread that weaves the past and present together with a timeless message of hope and salvation. Truly incredible!
BookwormMama14Age: 25-34Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Time-Slip Romance like none otherNovember 10, 2018BookwormMama14Age: 25-34Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Why oh why have I not gotten my hands on one of Rachel Hauk's books before? I am so glad I chose The Love Letter as my first one.
Woven with words that intoxicate the soul, Hauck brings us a story of pure beauty. Heartache and passion drive Chloe. She longs to change the way that people see her. But it may be a harder task than she first imagined. The connections through history were so cleaverly created. Time-slip novels have become my favorite. With each page you are longing to discover the connection between the two timelines. And when the realization finally hits, it's a glorious moment to behold. Jesse is such a wonderful hero. Handsome, flawed, talented, and bit of a history nut. Travelling back to the American Revolutionary War, we meet Hamilton and Esther. Oh my goodness. Their story is one your really must discover for yourself.
With the heart of the story coming back to Christ and Love, readers will fall in love with the settings (in both eras), the characters, and the passion. The depth and characterization found on the pages of this book will move you and speak to the heart.
I received a complimentary copy of The Love Letter from the publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.
rkfall5 Stars Out Of 5The Love LetterOctober 27, 2018rkfallThe Love Letter was a great book in that it was a book about the present and the past all at one time. This guy looks back at his family heritage and brings it to the present. I really liked all the switching between the story's original timing and the present timing of how the family story was being seen and experienced. The romance was fun to watch unfold with all the twists and turns. As a historical enthusiast, the historical Revolutionary War side of this book was really captivating because of the sides that can be taken.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Jennybug525 Stars Out Of 5An Incredible StorySeptember 14, 2018Jennybug52Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 55 stars- I think this is my favorite Rachel Hauck book yet. This was a wonderful, romantic, bittersweet story that I couldn't put down. Chloe, Jesse, Esther & Hamilton were all well developed characters full of emotion & tons of baggage. It was fascinating to read each of their stories & explore 2 completely different generations that were bound together by one letter. Imagining with Jesse the meaning of his ancestor's letter and creating his own version of events and then being privy to the "real" story was intriguing. Too bad "Bound by Love" isn't a real movie!
And the ending was bittersweet, yet perfect in many ways. I also really enjoyed learning more about the Revolutionary War. This is a time period that fascinates me so I am eager to read more about it.
I was a bit surprised by a couple of choices by some of the characters and Chloe at times needed to stop badmouthing herself so much. Chin up, Chloe! But I enjoyed reading how each of the characters grew and matured and I was able to close the book at the end with a satisfied sigh.
I received a copy of this book for free. I was not required to post a positive review and the views and opinions expressed are my own.
LeAnneGender: female4 Stars Out Of 5The Love LetterSeptember 10, 2018LeAnneGender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3There are really two stories in this book. The modern story of Chloe Daschle and Jesse Gates, and the historical story of Esther Longfellow and Hamilton Lightfoot. Even though the stories are separated by hundreds of years, there are unbelievably amazing things that tie them together.
Actress Chloe Daschle has never gotten the happily-ever-after she has always dreamed of. In real life or in the movies. Sadly she is most well known for her convincing death scenes. So when she learns of the script to an epic love story written by Jesse Gates. She decided she must try for the leading role of Esther. The script based on a moving love letter from Jesse's colonial ancestor, Hamilton Lightfoot to Esther. And what a story they had!
I love the way you get to go back and forth to read the past and present stories in this book. Even though Chloe and Jesse don't know fully what happened with Jesse's ancestor, you get to see what really happened. Which I really enjoyed!
But even though I can really relate to Chloe, I sometimes felt like she had a one tracked mind. And in Esther and Hamilto's story one of the characters (an aunt) seemed to flip flop on her options kind of fast. But I know the historical story was covering a lot of time quickly.
But even with all of that, I really enjoyed this book. Part way through the story it got to the point I had a hard time putting it down!
I received this book free from the publisher, Thomas Nelson, through the BookLook Bloggers book review program. The opinions are my own.