Thursday, April 3, 2014

Sincerely Yours

I recently read Sincerely Yours: A Novella Collection, which contained historic short stories from Jane Kirkpatrick, Amanda Cabot, Laurie Alice Eakes, and Ann Shorey. Each of these stories was great and kept me entertained throughout the entire story. I really liked that each was about 100 pages. This is the perfect length for me to finish a story in a day or two. Even though they were so short, I don’t feel like the stories were rushed, which sometimes happens when an author tries to put too much into their novella.


A Moonlight Promice is written by Laurie Alice Eakes, and it takes place on the Hudson River in 1825. When Camilla comes to America to escape her past, and travels on a steamboat to Albany, she faces adventure and romance.


Lessons in Love, by Ann Shorey, takes place in Chicago in 1858, where Merrie is supposed to be finding a husband, not trying to become a writer. Mistaken identity causes some scheming to take place, as well as romance to grow between her and the most unlikely suitor.


One Little Word by Amanda Cabot takes place in Plato Falls NY in 1892. Lorraine goes to her long-lost brother’s inn, leaving behind the suitors she is not interested in. When she decides to help him while he is away on his honeymoon, she meets some interesting characters that she begins to have feelings for.


A Saving Grace by Jane Kirkpatrick is the last story in the novella, and it takes place in Olalla Washington in 1911. Grace must work to save her friend who is in a sanatorium, so there is a lot of mystery throughout this story.


It was nice that the final story was a little different than the others, but overall, I enjoyed all of them. I cannot wait to read more books like this in the future.  


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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book from Revell as part of a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


  1. Lauren -- Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review Sincerely Yours. I'm delighted that you enjoyed our stories.

  2. I'm late reading your lovely review, but I "sincerely" thank you for reviewing Sincerely Yours. So glad you enjoyed our stories!