Sincerely Yours: A Novella Collection

Sincerely Yours: A Novella Collection

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Sincerely Yours: A Novella CollectionSincerely, Yours by Jane Kirkpatrick, Laurie Alice Eakes, Amanda Cabot, Ann Shorey
Series: Sincerely Yours

Also in this series: Moonlight Promise
Also by this author: The Glassblower, A Reluctant Courtship, Moonlight Promise
ISBN: 0800722043
Genres: Christian Historical Fiction, Romance, Novella
Published by Revell Books on April 1st 2014
Pages: 378
Format: Paperback
Source: Publicist
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In this collection of brand-new 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, from a carousel carver's workshop to a remote and controversial hospital, readers will love being swept into the lives of four young women who are making their way in the world and finding love where they least expect it.

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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?


When I’m in the mood for a short story I usually reach two different directions. One is toward eBooks, where often I’ve been finding a freebie here and there, and then the other direction is toward the newer oversize books from the Barbour Romance and Brides collections. Now a third and fourth option have popped up in from Thomas Nelson and Revell Books. The one to tell you about today is from Revell Books. Take two authors I adore and two authors I enjoy, and combine all four of them in one novella collection and you have a great book pile for anytime. It’s an especially great read for the spring holidays coming up if you’re traveling and need a short read.

Jumping right into the first story, “Moonlight Promise” was a great read. Romantic and enchanting with a bit of mystery and adventure. Each other story was found to be a good read as well. I hope that this is the first of many novella collections from Revell Books. It is a great start. It seems to me you can never get enough of a good author’s stories be it long or short.

 

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About Amanda Cabot

Amanda Cabot

Amanda Cabot is the bestselling author of more than thirty novels. A former Easterner, she’s happy to now be living in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with the Oregon Trail and Fort Laramie just a short drive away. Amanda Cabot is the bestselling author of the Texas Dreams series, the Westward Winds series, Christmas Roses, At Bluebonnet Lake, and In Firefly Valley. Her books have been finalists for the ACFW Carol Awards and the Booksellers’ Best. She lives in Wyoming. Learn more at www.amandacabot.com.

About Ann Shorey

Ann Shorey is the author of the At Home in Beldon Grove series, Where Wildflowers Bloom, and When the Heart Heals. She has also published selections in the Cup of Comfort series and in Chicken Soup for the Grandma’s Soul. Ann and her husband make their home in southwestern Oregon. Learn more at www.annshorey.com.

About Jane Kirkpatrick

Reviewers and readers alike acclaim Jane’s work as unique in a world of storytellers. “Kirkpatrick’s books enfold the reader. They whisper “let me tell you about a woman who… They find a secret place in each of us and bring it gently to the surface.” <cite> The Statesman Journal, Salem Oregon</cite> Moving from being a rancher, writer and rattlesnake fighter to full-time writer has produced 29 books from bestselling and award-winning author Jane Kirkpatrick. She has 24 novels and five non-fiction titles to her credit. Creating stories from the lives of actual historical women or events, Jane’s focus is on telling stories that inspire. “I like helping people from the distant past step from their generation into our own to teach us and touch us with their lives.
Jane lives with her husband Jerry and two dogs near Bend in Central Oregon. Her works have sold over a million copies, been translated into foreign languages, won literary awards such as the Wrangler, WILLA Literary and Carol as well as being a New York Times bestseller. A mental health professional, she’s a lively presenter who has spoken about the power of story throughout the world. Enjoy receiving her Story Sparks newsletter by signing up at

About Laurie Alice Eakes

Laurie Alice Eakes used to lie in bed as a child telling herself stories so she didn’t wake anyone else up. Sometimes she shared her stories withothers; thus, when she decided to be a writer, she surprised no one. Family Guardian, her first book, won the National Readers Choice Award for Best Regency in 2007. In the past three years, she has sold six books to Baker/Revell, five of which are set during the Regency time period, four books to Barbour Publishing, as well as two novellas to Barbour Publishing and one to Baker/Revell. Seven of her books have been picked up by Thorndike Press for large print publication, and Lady in the Mist, her first book with Revell, was chosen for hardcover publication with Crossings Bookclub. She also teaches on-line writing courses and enjoys a speaking ministry that has taken her from the Gulf Coast to the East Coast.

Laurie Alice lives in Texas with her husband, two dogs and two cats, and is learning how to make tamales.

You can learn more about her and her work at http://www.lauriealiceeakes.com

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About CherryBlossomMJ

The Creative Madness Mama also known as Margaret is a Christian Stay-at-home Mama, married to the Enginerd, Quilter, avid reader and book-a-holic. A book blogger for bunches of different publicists. She loves to share the latest and greatest about books coming out as well as her quilt and other crafty projects with some pictures of her eight-year-old AppleBlossom, three-year-old Almond Blossom (the Rascal boy!), six-year-old OrangeBlossom (the Princess), and newborn Mermaid Warrior in between. Plotting to be a homeschooler, she's a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing, list making mama full of a little creative and a lot of madness.

5 Comments

  1. This really sounds like a wonderful book! Thanks so much for sharing your review! =)

  2. Margaret — I’m so glad you enjoyed the stories. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review Sincerely Yours.

  3. Margaret, I’m a little late reading your review, but thank you “sincerely” for reading and reviewing Sincerely Yours. I’m glad you enjoyed the stories. I, too, hope Revell does more novella collections.

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