The Love Letters by Beverly Lewis
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 24th 2015 by Bethany House Publishers
ISBN 076421246X (ISBN13: 9780764212468)
Marlena is off to help her grandmother out for the summer. Her grandmother is still trying to deal with the loss of her husband. Not long after Marlena arrives, her sister is injured in a car accident and Marlena is asked to care for her niece, Angel Rose.
Perhaps I missed something at the beginning of this book, but this story was a little dull for me. I typically like a story where I can see a clear relationship forming, relationship ending, solving a mystery, building suspense, something that draws me in to want to know more. I have to say, this was not that type of story.
Until, Small Jay discovered a homeless man in the old run down mill. A homeless man he was determined to help. Having the courage to stand up to his dad was a huge step for Small Jay. After a little convincing, the homeless man was allowed to stay and Small Jay and his family began working together to try to figure out where the homeless man's family was.
I can't say this was an awful book, but I won't say it was my favorite. It was missing something. I enjoyed Small Jay's story line very much, but really felt like that was more the main story than Marlena's. I ended up skimming through much of the book until the last third. Small Jay's determination to help the homeless really touched my heart and was a great reminder of how we should all live, without judgment of others.
I was graciously provided a free digital copy of this book from Bethany House in partnership with NetGalley to review it. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.
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