Author: Annette Lyon
Genres: Historical Romance
Date: June 15, 2016
Publisher: Blue Ginger Books
Jane Martin is intelligent but extremely shy, especially around men. When the Aid and Cultural Society proposes a letter-writing program, Jane signs up, hoping she can find a friend across the miles. But the program doesn’t run as smoothly as expected.
Unbeknownst to her, Thomas Allred from town becomes her writing friend. Thomas has always known quiet Jane—or thought he did—but reading her letters addressed to his secret persona opens his eyes to what an amazing woman she is. Meanwhile, Jane has no idea that the romantic letters she receives are penned by Thomas—or that he’s falling in love with her in person.
Originally published as part of the Timeless Romance Anthology: Love Letter Collection.Jane has no idea the romantic letters she receives are penned by Thomas—or that he’s falling in love with her in person. BETWEEN THE LINES @AnnetteLyon #novella #cleanromance #historical Click To Tweet
Okay, so as a girl and a lover of romance novels I have always wanted to receive a love letter the like of Captain Wentworth from Persuasion or Philip Wyndham from Edenbrooke. This book is all about writing letters back and forth to your love. The fact that he doesn’t actually exist is a different story all together.
Thomas is super sweet and I think that shows in how he wants to help everyone by putting himself in a pickle. And the fact that he cared enough to get to know the real Jane is just super sweet. He could have easily kept his letters impersonal and sharp, but he made her feel comfortable with his fake persona. If he had stuck with the former he would have not been in the mess he made for himself, but he has a heart and that is the best thing about him.
I liked that even though this was a Novella it kept to a realistic time zone. Most novella’s I read make the two fall in love in like an hour then they have a huge fight, but magically ten minutes later they are back together. Okay, so they’re not that bad, but I liked that this took months for them to fall for each other and for the secret to slip. This was such a cute and quick read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.