For three years, Penny Ercanbeck has been opening other people's mail.
Dead ends are a reality for clerks at the dead letter office, and she dreams of something more--a bit of intrigue, perhaps a taste of romance. When she comes across a letter from a brokenhearted man to his one true love, it becomes her mission to place this lost letter into the hands of its intended recipient. But when Penny's undertaking leads her to the intriguing man who touched her soul with his words, everything grows more complicated. She wants to find the rightful owner of the letter, and yet . . . she finds herself caring--perhaps too much--for the one who wrote it.
My Review: I really enjoyed this return to Azure Springs in this book! Penny is a great main character and I found myself connecting with her right away. Penny is intrigued by the letters she reads and the lives of the people she is reading about. However, this leads her to yearning for more in her own life as well. As she sets on a journey to find the owner of this letter, she finds herself becoming more immersed in the writer's life and seeking to find out more. I felt like this book moved along at a good pace and I loved the letters interspersed and how they told stories of other individuals and characters, weaving multiple stories together. This is a great read for those whom enjoy historical romance.
Rachel Fordham is the author of The Hope of Azure Springs. She started writing when her children began begging her for stories at night. She'd pull a book from the shelf, but they'd insist she make one up. Finally, she paired her love of good stories with her love of writing and hasn't stopped since. She lives with her husband and children on an island in the state of Washington.
*Thanks to the Revell Reads Blogger Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*