The Letter

The LetterEvery So Often A Love Story Comes Along To Remind Us That Sometimes, In Our Darkest Hour, Hope Shines A Candle To Light Our Way Discover The Number One Bestseller That Has Captured Thousands Of Hearts Worldwide Tina Craig Longs To Escape Her Violent Husband She Works All The Hours God Sends To Save Up Enough Money To Leave Him, Also Volunteering In A Charity Shop To Avoid Her Unhappy Home Whilst Going Through The Pockets Of A Second Hand Suit, She Comes Across An Old Letter, The Envelope Firmly Sealed And Unfranked Tina Opens The Letter And Reads It A Decision That Will Alter The Course Of Her Life For Ever Billy Stirling Knows He Has Been A Fool, But Hopes He Can Put Things Right On 4th September 1939 He Sits Down To Write The Letter He Hopes Will Change His Future It Does In Ways Than He Can Ever Imagine The Letter Tells The Story Of Two Women, Born Decades Apart, Whose Paths Are Destined To Cross And How One Woman S Devastation Leads To The Other S Salvation. I don t understand the number of 4 and 5 star reviews on this novel I was swayed to buy it by the reviews But it really is the most lazy kind of writing style and boring to read It s not the story that s boring, that could be told well, although in this version the characters are one dimensional and annoyingly stupid But the writing style is really simplified and repetitive I m 55% through and if I read another description of a steaming mug cup of anything I shall boil the book Hard, as it s a kindle version The plot is see through too.It feels like the author read a bunch of books and then wrote her own by copying the others Sadly she didn t read anything well written to do this with I get annoyed by poor books There is no excuse The world is full of great books A lifetime isn t long enough to read them all Why waste time writing something mediocre Reading is a wonderful skill and experience, not to be thrown aw
4 stars This was an easy, enjoyable read While the writing style was very simple, there are some heavy topics covered within this story domestic violence, rape, a young mother forced to give up her baby Though I found the author s writing to be quite basic, there was something about the book and
The Letter is a historical romance that spans across three generations, and like most love stories it tells about love found and love lost.Even though this subject is often predictable with its indiscriminate apportioning of pain and heartachestill each story has its own unique experiencesthis is one such story.It s not a fluffy read, it s a story about two women, a generation apart, who s struggles have a lot in common, and how time and circumstance will conspire to bridge the gap between them to uncover their stories and bring some much overdue healing.This story was compelling, I thought, in that it goes into the details of the lives of those involved and gave good depictions of the types of bias and misguided judgements of the time, along with a clear sense of the struggles brought about by the first world war How these individuals were directly and indirectly affected and how, as individuals, they coped.The choices they made were not always the preferred choices, mostly they were borne out of necessity due to the circumstances of that era.Although it follows a remarkably incredible pattern of events, I found this story mesmerizing as each piece of a puzzle fell into place to build on a much bigger story.If you can somewhat suspend belief and read this at face value, it is quite a clever and satisfying read.We learn that even the smallest of oversights now, can sometimes count in t
Translation widget on The blog Povestea a dou destine separate i totu i mpletite A dou femei lovite crunt de soart i de cei c rora ar fi trebuit s le pese de ele Povestea unei vie i sau mai bine spus povestea a trei destine O carte superb Recenzia mea completa o pute i gasi aici I was looking for a book with a lighter vibe after a period of reading intense crime novels I came across The Letter on and thought I d give it a whirl I m so glad I did.This is both a heart warming novel and one tinged with sadness too It s incredibly easy to read and just be pulled along into the story, losing track of time If you are looking for some fiction escapism this will do the job nicely.The book moves between two timelines In modern day, an old letter, never posted is discovered in an old coat left for a charity shop to sell The letter, once read sparks a curiosity and a journey to find out about the story with it and to return it to its intended recipient.Then we are on the brink of WWII in England and the true story behind this letter and how it came to be unravels The author flits us between today and yesteryear seamlessly, it left me wanting to know what was next with both scenarios.Tackling issues like domestic violence, there are some heart breaking moments in the novel, there are plenty of wonderful ones too It is a book that left me feeling satisfied and all warm and fuzzy inside after reading it.It s paced really well, I read it qui
THE LETTER by Kathryn Hughes, performed by Rachel Atkins is truly spellbinding The most captivating, moving and emotional audiobook I have ever read listened to from secrets, loss, pain, sacrifice, and love Top 50 Books of 2015 2015 Best Audiobook tie , Best Historical Romance Fiction A story of two women whose lives become entwined when one discovers a letter that was written in 1939 but never sent never posted not online posted, but postmarked stamped Two powerful stories connect fate steps in across history, time, and oceans for an explosive reunion a love story so profound mesmerizing leaving you utterly speechless when you reach the end a novel and characters, you will remember long after the book ends.As the novel begins present day, we hear from a granddaughter and grandmother while visiting in the lovely garden, pulling weeds, symbols for people in our lives everything belongs Readers then hear a tragic and heartbreaking story, told from the loving grandmother her story, how she met the love of her life as events unfold, which changed her life From Manchester in 1973, the story begins with Tina Craig, a young woman married to a violent and evil man, Rick her husband controlling, a drunk, lost his job, he drinks, smokes, and gambles and beats her He has two personalities ranging from good to evil She has been desperately saving her money in order to escape and leave him as she has no family
A very difficult 3.5 star rating originally going to be 4 T W Domestic violence, Rape, Assault, StillbirthI loved Kathryn s novel The Secret when I received an ARC of that for review a while back, having found a cheap secondhand copy of her debut novel The Letter, I was excited to see why lots of readers had read and loved this book The premise of the letter was definitely what appealed to me the most before I dived into the adventure The novel is split into three parts, the first opening in 1970s England with a woman named Tina who works in a charity shop to avoid her husband, who is an alcoholic and sometimes extremely violent While looking through a suit one day, she finds a letter that has never been opened and written by a man named Billy Only thing is that this letter was written in 1939 at the turn of the Second World War Soon, Tina is caught up in this mystery, what did happen to Billy all those years ago The time period flips between 1970s and 1930s as we learn about the mysterious Billy The first part of this novel was hard to read as some of the graphic details from the domestic violence were quite detailed However, parts two and three really opened up for me as the reader Part three was my personal favourite, in which the mystery of Billy is finally solved, I was moved
This story contains many of the aspects I love about the art of fiction writing love, loss, time travel and brilliantly developed characters I thought the modus operandi was inspired I love it when an author can confidently jump between time periods to deliver a beautifully interwoven story Taking the reader on a journey from the east coast of America, the rustic farmlands of Southern Ireland and the b
Jedno slu ajno prona eno pismo promijenit e ivot nesretne Tine, koja trpi zlostavljanje svog nasilnog mu a Pri a koja se krije iza tog kratkog pisma razotrit e bolne i potresne tajne, patnju, ali i ljubav koju su nekada davno, pred sam po etak Drugog svjetskog rata, pro ivjeli ljudi koje Tina sada eli prona i Potraga za rje enjem zagonetke pisma nastalog prije tridesetak godina e se pokazati nimalo lakim zadatkom, Tina e p
2.5 stars round up to 3 This dual narrative set in the 1970 s and 1939 was a fairly predictable storyline that had a Hallmark Hall of Fame type vibe The readers are taken from Manchester to Ireland and the USA I did find the story was a nice light read and I would love to read by the author.