Ther country getting married I felt a little bored uring those passagesI really recommend The Secret by the same author I hope to read her latest work The Key very soon 25 stars round up to 3 This ual narrative set in the 1970 s and 1939 was a fairly predictable round up to 3 This ual narrative set in the 1970 s and 1939 was a fairly predictable that had a Hallmark Hall of Fame type vibe The readers are taken from Manchester to Ireland and the USA I Academic Body did find the story was a nice light read and I would love to read by the author 4 stars This was an easy enjoyable read While the writing style was very simple there are some heavy topics covered within this storyomestic violence rape a young mother forced to give up her baby Though I found the author s writing to be uite basic there was something about the book and the characters that were very likeable for me My heart broke a few times throughout the novel but I also had a heartwarming sense of closure at the end 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 FictionA story of two women whose lives become entwined when one Saint Germain On Alchemy 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 lon The premise of finding an unposted 30 year old letter in a suit pocket in a charity shop was a very good one but ohear the story
Was Stretched Out The Book stretched out The book over reliant on coincidences It also stretched The limits of credibility that Chrissy lived for 30 years within 5 miles of the convent blissfully unaware that of the fact that Grace who had befriended her in the convent lived just Chasing the Red Queen down the road In fact nobody appeared to know anybody something very hard to believe in rural Ireland On the other hand in metropolitan Manchester people ran into each other all the time I found the characters very oneimensional and black and white with no subtlety or nuance Characters either had hearts of gold or were unmitigated evil In particular William was a poorly rawn character who was a classic example of a woman trying and failing to write a man There was also too much restatement of things the reader already knew for the benefit of other characters I id finish it though so the author managed to keep me turning the pages even though I knew exactly what was going to happen Oh and one thing in particular jarred for me a 34 year old man in 1973 saying awesome i The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945 (The Columbia Guides to Literature Since 1945) don t think so Ion 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 Hijacking the Brain dimensional and annoyi. Om her abusive marriage by volunteering at a charity shop Oneay while sorting through the pockets of a second hand suit she comes across an old letter It is still firmly sealed and un franked Unable to resist the pull of curiosity Tina opens the letter It was written on 4th September 1939 She is so moved by the contents and bemused as to why the letter was never elivered she embarks on a uest to find out what became of. .
The Letter is a historical romance that spans across three generations and like most love stories it tells about love found and love lostEven though this subject is often predictable with its indiscriminate apportioning of pain and heartachestill each story has its own uniue experiencesthis is one such storyIt 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 healingThis story was compelling I thought in that it goes *Into The Details Of The Lives Of Those Involved And *the etails of the lives of those involved and good The Path to Gay Rights 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 wereirectly and indirectly affected and how as individuals they copedThe choices they made were not always the preferred choices mostly they were borne out of necessity ue to the circumstances of that eraAlthough 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 storyIf you can somewhat suspend belief and read this at face value it is uite a clever and satisfying readWe learn that even the smallest of oversights now can sometimes count in the larger scheme of things enabling the possibility of a later action which can have eually profound effectsI really enjoyed this read 4 sMany thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for my copy to read and review A very ifficult 35 star rating originally going to be 4TW 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
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Had Read And Lovedread and loved book The premise of the letter was efinitely what appealed to me the most before I Alien Disclosure at Area 51 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 oneay 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 Singing the Law did happen to Billy all those years agoThe 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 graphicetails from the Alchemic domestic violence were uiteetailed 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 by the last few pages in particular The emotional connection was there Sadly it is uite an uncomfortable read and as a nineteen year old reader who hasn t experienced some of the events travelling to ano. Kathryn Hughes’ new ebook The Letter offers readers a chance to absorb themselves in the lives of two women born ecades apart but whose lives share a number of parallels The novel explores two historical strands bringing together an abused housewife from the 1970s and a young girl from the early 1940s in a story of love loss and unexpected conseuences The Letter follows the life of Tina in the 1970s who seeks respite fr.
review Ñ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ö Kathryn HughesNgly stupid But the writing style is really simplified and repetitive I m 55% through and if I read another escription of a steaming mugcup of anything I shall boil the book Hard as it s a kindle version The plot is see through tooIt feels like the author read a bunch of books and then wrote her own by copying the others Sadly she Problem Solving in Data Structures Algorithms Using C++ didn t read anything well written too 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 Awayto be thrown away like a bit of chick lit now and then for light relief But only the well written chick lit I Literature of Africa don t know what category I put this book intoIt s in the gave up pile I m afraid I m off to find something better written to spend my time in 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 give it a whirl m so glad I Women and Sustainable Agriculture: Interviews With 14 Agents of Change didThis 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 willo the job nicelyThe book moves between two timelines In modern Crossing the color line in American politics and African American literature day an old letter never post This story contains many of the aspects I love about the art of fiction writing love loss time travel and brilliantlyeveloped characters I thought the modus operandi was inspired I love it when an author can confidently jump between time periods to Rebuilding 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 bustling streets of Manchester I was gripped from start to finish I even unashamedly wiped away a tear or two on than once occasionAfter a recent spate of very underwhelming books The Letter has been a welcome revival to my 2016 year of reading I can only hope the authors second book is just as pleasing I actually won a copy of this book in a giveaway on Twitter and I am so glad Iid as I Intro to Alien Invasion don t know when or if I would have come across this wonderful book and the author otherwiseThis truly is a wonderful book I found it to be veryeep and beautifully written and it is one book that I think will stay with me for a long timeThe story starts with Tina who works in a charity shop and comes across a letter Therapy of Love dated many years before Intrigued by the people and the story behind the letter Tina sets out to find the person who the letter was intended for The story then swaps between presentay with Tina and her troublesome marriage and years before where the story of the people behind the letter unfoldsI loved the characters and even felt sorry for a couple of the unlikeable ones towards the end I think and even felt sorry for a couple of the unlikeable ones towards the end I think Chrissie and Billy especially will stay with me for uite a while yetThe Letter takes you through a mixture of emotions it is very much a compelling read that once you ve started you will struggle to put Democratic Phoenix: Reinventing Political Activism down Can t recommend highly enoug. The writer and his intended recipientThe mystery of how this love letter ended up in Tina’s hands is also uncovered through Billy’s story from the early 1940s He writes a letter that will change his life forever unaware that it will not be read for another 34 years and then by a complete strangerWith a swift pace memorable characters and a wonderful conceptualepth Hughes’ novel is one that simply can’t be put ow. ,