Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Love Letters

GIVEAWAY

LEWIS, BEVERLY
THE LOVE LETTERS

Though from the Beachy Amish herself, Marlena meets Ellie Bitner, an Old Order Amish mother who offers quilting and needlepoint classes. They soon form a bond, and Marlena is drawn into the circle of Ellie's family. Ellie's handsome cousin seems rather taken with Marlena, but after her recent breakup, she is cautious where her feelings are concerned.

But things begin to change when Ellie's young son Jacob discovers an older homeless man camped out in the nearby abandoned mill. Suffering from some cognitive disorder, the man has few prospects and fewer possessions--among them a small clutch of letters apparently from his own courting days. Could these letters be the key to the old man's identity? And can they bring healing and hope to Marlena and Ellie as well?

My Review:

I love the way this author's writing voice immediately coaxes me into another world. I feel like she's sitting next to me, relating the tale in the age old oral tradition of a classic storyteller. And, of course, I'm hanging onto her every word.

Lewis weaves seemingly diverse story threads together to create an unforgettable celebration of the power that comes from the many facets of love. Young Jake and a collection of love letters are the catalysts that stir things ups for a number of characters -- each on a journey of discovery; finding strength and courage in unforeseen places. A breathtaking read.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of The Love Letters please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday August 16 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

33 comments:

  1. Have not read this one yet. kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom.

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    1. I'm late getting to it as well...it was released in February. Good luck, Kim.

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  2. I've never read one of her books that I didn't enjoy. She is one talented writer.
    karenskrayons(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. And she has a unique yet familiar voice -- if that makes any sense. LOL Good luck, Karen.

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  3. I love Beverly's books and thought I had this one but I don't yet. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of "Love Letters".

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Wendy. Good luck.

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  4. I don't read much in the way of Amish fiction, but Beverly Lewis is one I will pick up from time to time.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. She has quite the eclectic following. Good luck, Patty.

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  5. Our Church Library Readers enjoy reading Beverly's books. Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I think Beverly Lewis books belong in every library. Good luck, Janet.

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  6. I've not read any of Beverly Lewis's books before. This sounds really good, and I like the hint of mystery.

    nj(dot)bossman(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. She's one of the leaders in Amish fiction as far as I'm concerned. Good luck, agboss.

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  7. Intriguing and... the letters. Jacob, a sweet son for sure. Would like to read The Love Letters.Thank you for your offering. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. You're welcome, Kathleen. Good luck.

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  8. Oh, another great book by Beverly Lewis. I thoroughly enjoy her books and The Love Letters will be another good one.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. It really is, rubynreba. Good luck.

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  9. Believe it or not, I don't believe I've read a Beverly Lewis book yet. This sounds like a good one to try!

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. It definitely is. Good luck, Cheryl.

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  10. I do enjoy Beverly's books.. I haven't read this one YET!
    thanks for a chance to win a copy..
    dkstevensneAToutlookDOT COm

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    1. Here's hoping you will soon. Good luck, Deanna.

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  11. I love Beverly Lewis! When I first started reading Amish fiction, she was the author I discovered. This was years ago :-) Thanks for the chance to win a copy of "The Love Letters"!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. I think a lot of people started reading Amish with Beverly. Good place to start for sure. Good luck, Trixi.

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  12. Oh Kav. I thank you so much for having a Beverly Lewis book.
    Now, if only I could get lucky and win the book. She was my first Amish author, after seeing her book in the car of a friend. And, got to meet her on my birthday last year.This book sounds as good as others I have read. Need to wish upon a star. LOL Thanks for the chance.
    Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. What a thrill meeting Beverly Lewis must have been. Lucky you, Maxie. Good luck.

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  13. She does make you feel like you are right there with the characters in her books. fishingjanATaolDOTcom

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  14. thanks for the chance to read this novel, kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Karen. Good luck.

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  15. I fell in love with Beverly's writing when I read The Shunning and she never disappoints. I would love this book. Thank you, Kav, for this giveaway.
    Connie
    cps1950 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. You're welcome, Connie. Beverly Lewis is classic Amish fiction, I think. Good luck.

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  16. Such an enticing review and story line, Kav - thanks!! Please enter my name in the giveaway, thanks for the opportunity.

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    1. P.S. Forgot my email addy: bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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