In this collection of unique historical novellas from four outstanding storytellers, four young women find their lives altered after each receives a letter that sets her on a new path toward a changed life-
-and perhaps lifelong love.
From a Hudson River steamboat to a lush drawing room, a carousel carver’s workshop to a remote and controversial hospital, readers will be swept into the lives of these young women who are making their way in the world and finding love where they least expect it. ~ publisher
pages: pb 378 , ebook 384
published: April 1.2014 and March 25.2014
publisher: Fleming H Revell
A perfect reading break when your time is limited!
A MOONLIGHT PROMISE
by Laurie Alice Eakes
Steamboat romance finds our heroine, Camilla Renfrew,
LESSONS in LOVE by Ann Shorey
Twenty year old Merrie Montgomery prefers spending her time writing than marriage market socializing. Complications abound when her signature is mistaken to be that of a male by the publisher of her writing who invites ‘Mr’ MM Bentley to meet him at the publishing co.
Merrie relies on scheming that results in
hot water for more than just herself.
Lessons in the learning…
I shuddered at the Kipler’s Home Weekly advice single Merrie wrote for married women, yet realize it may have been in keeping with religious thought of the era.
Colin, her piano teacher and romantic interest, is well drawn and though of a lower life station, he is definitely providing an attractive, albeit complicated, addition to Merrie’s life…
ONE LITTLE WORD by Amanda Cabot
Not accustomed to failure, being compared to a ‘useless ornament’ incenses Lorraine to prove herself. With her inheritance and future hanging in the balance, her motivation gains strength.
A beautiful progression as Lorraine develops from the socialite who received her brother’s invitation with that secret plea, to then become a woman of depth and dignity with a heart that’s willing to defy convention for what she’s come to believe in.
A SAVING GRACE by Jane Kirkpatrick
Grace receives a note from her 8 year old god-daughter appealing for Grace to help her mother who’sgone away for a health program, but isn’t getting well. Can she deny a friend in need?Grace is unprepared for the true condition of her friendand, wary of those running the sanatorium,
escape becomes her plan.Unsure of the hotel guest who’s captured her attention,she’s unwilling to let him in on her plans.Though that might not have been such a bad idea when Grace finds herself under lock and key…
Very satisfying collection of novellas, each offering a unique plot, resulting from that simple act of opening a letter received in the post. . .
– author of the just released, A Lady’s Honor, 1st in the Cliffs of Cornwall series, The Midwives series and The Daughters of Bainbridge House series. Laurie Alice writes full-time from her home in Texas, where she lives with her husband.
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is the author of At Home in Beldon Grove series and the Sisters at Heart series. Ann and her husband make their home in southwestern Oregon.
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