Genesis 5020

Stories for His Glory

Review and Giveaway: Sincerely Yours April 8, 2014

Filed under: Book Reviews,Tuesday Thoughts — Melissa Finnegan @ 11:49 am
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sincerely yours


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:

Every time I started one of the novellas in this book I thought, I think this one will be my favorite. When it comes down to it I enjoyed them all equally. What a talented group of authors who contributed to this lovely book.

It amazes me what these writers can accomplish in less than a hundred pages. They can create a beautiful story world, wonderful characters and sweeping romance. Of course it all happens a lot faster than in a full length novel.

I have to say I was drawn a lot to the characters in Ann’s story simply because I write and love music and the heroine writes and the hero loves music. So for that reason I might have been a bit more into that story.

But truly, if you have read any of these authors in the past you will be pleased with these short….but oh-so-sweet….stories.

Leave a comment by April 14th at 5:00 pm to be entered to win your own copy. (U.S residents only)

Grab a copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble,, Deeper Shopping or Books-A-Million.

Visit Laurie’s website here.

Visit Ann’s website here.

Visit Amanda’s website here.

Visit Jane’s website here. Jane has a give away on her blog but it ends today (April 8th) so head over to enter her giveaway here.

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.



13 Responses to “Review and Giveaway: Sincerely Yours”

  1. “Four young women find their lives altered after each receives a letter that sets her on a new path.”

    And here’s the key. Do we find opportunity where it is presented before us? How fun at the diversity. Loved your review. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

  2. This book just truly sounds great
    God bless all of you

  3. lib1lady Says:

    We have all those authors in the Church Library. Would love to win this book to give to the library.

  4. Pam K. Says:

    Jane is one of my very favorite authors. Any book with a story by her is bound to be good! I’m not as familiar with the other authors so this would be a good opportunity to sample their writing. Thanks for the chance to win Sincerely Yours.

    • Hi Pam,

      This was the first time I had read anything by Jane, but I enjoyed her style very much. The other authors are excellent so I have no doubt you will like them as well.

  5. Beth C Says:

    I love letters. It is too bad that is becoming a thing of the past. These stories sound so good and all by great authors! Love to be entered. pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

    • Hi Beth,

      So true. I remember getting hand-written letters from my grandma in the winter while she was gone. I so enjoyed opening them and seeing her delicate hand writing.

  6. Merry Says:

    I love the premise of the book.Sounds like a really good read. I would love to read this book! I think letter writing is becoming a lost art!

  7. Amanda Cabot Says:

    Melissa — Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review Sincerely Yours. I’m delighted that you enjoyed our stories, and I agree with you that Ann’s was a very special one.

  8. Ann Shorey Says:

    Melissa, I’m late reading your lovely review, but I “sincerely” thank you for reviewing Sincerely Yours. So glad you enjoyed our stories! And I’m especially pleased that you loved Merrie’s story. 🙂

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