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 KirkpatrickGrace 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 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.
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