Monday, May 19, 2014

Sincerely Yours : a Novella Collection



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 Review:

A classic novella collection. Great authors deliver timeless stories brimming with delightful historical details and captivating romance.

While I enjoyed the letter angle that binds these stories together I was struck by another similarity that resonated with me even more. Each story explores the historical expectations placed on women. The heroines chafe against the restrictions of the day in order to make their way in the world. It's mind blogging when contrasted to our modern day viewpoints. As much as I love to read historical fiction, I wouldn't want to live there!


If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Sincerely Yours : a Novella Collection please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you email me, please be sure to put the title in the subject line so it is easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 25  2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group."


  1. This sounds like a lovely novella collection! Thank you for sharing your review and giveaway!

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    1. I really enjoyed all the stories. Good luck, Britney.

  2. Several great authors there. I've especially enjoyed Amanda Cabot's writing in the past.


    1. You're right, Patty. Awesome talent. Good luck!

  3. Yay, Laurie Alice Eakes!
    Love the cover, too! :) (cover lover here :)).

    Thanks for the opportunity, Kav!


    1. I love Laurie Alice Eakes too...she's a keeper for sure. Good luck Janka!

  4. Letters mean so much to me. I know I will love this book of novellas. With the great authors that make this up, one can't go wrong with this one. Thank you, Kav!

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  5. Sincerely Yours sounds like a lovely, historical quartet. I enjoy books with letters involved, it just seems to add a personal peek into the characters lives. :)
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    1. I soooo miss getting letters in the mail! Ah, the advent of technology! Good luck, Merry.

  6. I've read quite a few books by Jane Kirkpatrick and always enjoy them. All these novellas sound great. Thanks for the chance to win Sincerely Yours.


    1. You know, Jane's a new author to me, so it was fun to discover her voice. Good luck!

  7. Hello Kav. I too miss getting letters in the mail. But hardly anyone will write anymore. I still have a few special friends that I write to. But much farther apart now and so many less than I used to get. It was special waiting for the mail to run. Something to look forward to. I would love to read this book.
    Thanks, Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com