Sincerely Yours by Jane Kirkpatrick, Amanda Cabot, Laurie Alice Eakes, and Ann Shorey ~ A Historical Novella Collection Review

Jane Kirkpatrick, Amanda Cabot, Laurie Alice Eakes, and Ann Shorey
Historical Romance/ Novella Collection

About the book:

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?


My thoughts:

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. 

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  1. Brandi -- Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review Sincerely Yours. I know I speak for the others when I say that we appreciate your help in promoting our book, and of course I'm delighted that you particularly enjoyed "One Little Word."

    1. Thanks for stopping by Amanda! We're looking forward to many more books from you.

  2. Hi Brandi, Thank you for reviewing Sincerely Yours! I'm so glad you enjoyed our stories. Blessings,

    1. Hi Ann! Thanks for stopping by our little piece of the net. Looking forward to reading more of your work. We've enjoyed so many of your past books.


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