Five Fall Favorites: Epistolary!

Welcome to the second day of Five Fall Favorites! Let your bike rest against the wall, grab a nice warm mug of hot chocolate, and let’s talk books!

Epistolary is not a genre I normally read, mostly because I’ve not found many in the genre, however, those I have found I’ve enjoyed quite a bit

The Accident by A.M. Heath

Can a wrong number bring true love or only heartache?

Ashlyn Conner’s life is spiraling out of control. She’s already lost her father, and now that her mom is battling thyroid cancer, she fears being orphaned at fifteen. When a friendly stranger texts the wrong number, Ashlyn finds a confidant she didn’t realize she needed. The more Ashlyn gets to know Chris Knowles, the more she’s convinced he could be the caring husband and loving father the Conner women so desperately need.

If only she’d been honest and hadn’t made him believe he was texting her mother, Danielle.

When the truth comes out, will she lose her friendship with Chris and damage her relationship with her mother? Or can God make something beautiful out of her lie?

Told through text messages and Ashlyn’s journal entries, The Accident is a heartwarming, family-centered story.

My Thoughts

Genre: Contemporary fiction, romance.

My Rating: 4 and 1/2 stars.

Recommendation: 13 up for romance.

My favorite character is: Chris is so great with everything that goes on, I can’t say more because of big spoilers. But Chris is such a great guy! He was good at being there for a total stranger, and I loved how he was shown through the texts.

My Verse for Chris is James 1:27
Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. (King James Verison)

And Ashlyn was so sad to read about at first! She was so easy to care for through her diary and texts.

My thoughts: Mrs. Heath did a wonderful job with this novella of a girl texting a man as her mother in hopes of her mom meeting him and Mrs. Heath showed how dangerous it is to text a stranger while still holding the attention of the reader! Normally I don’t care for books like this but I asked for an ARC since I love the author’s other works and trust her to keep me entertained! I loved how she pulled me in with the first word and I highly recommend this wonderful story!

(I received this book in exchange for my honest review and I am truly happy to provide it!)

Past Forward Volume 1 by Chautona Havig

Alone without friends or family to comfort her after the death of her mother, Willow Finley’s idyllic life is over—and just beginning.

When Willow Finley awakes on a hot summer morning, she is unprepared for the grief that awaits her. Jerked from a life of isolation with her mother, Willow learns what alone really means when she finds her mother still in her bed, never to awaken again in this life.

From the moment Willow arrives in the police station with her startling announcement, Chad Tesdall fights the friendship he knows he can’t avoid.

This collection of the first five episodes of Past Forward starts with Willow’s life-changing discovery and gently guides the reader through aspects of her life–the past weaving through the present and into the future. Experience her first morning in church, her first movie, and the culture shock of her first trips to the city. A birthday party and a street faire add welcome diversion from butchering, canning, and the beating of area rugs. Disaster strikes. Will she be able to continue her life, or will an offer in the city change it all? Find out in this first volume.

Follow as Willow’s story unfolds past forward.

My Thoughts

Well, this story is unlike any I have every read!

I’ve read it twice, and loved it both times. Since it does deal with some very touch subjects, (rape, murder, talking about having seen evidence of rape, and more.), but it is still clean and a good book for 16/17 up up depending on the reader’s views/likes.

The faith that is shown in this collection is so thought provoking and just wow! 😉 Yep, totally using it, lol, read the book and you’ll understand.

Dearest Jean, Dearest Walter, by Rose Holman

During the last days of World War II, a young married couple exchanges letters, and their hearts, across an ocean. This is a fictional tale love, faith, and struggle, told through their letters to each other.

My Thoughts

This is a very sweet short story perfect for the historical romance reader, mid teens up will likely find it enjoyable.

A Sister’s Burden by Angie Thompson

“Dearest Paul…do tell me what I should do!”

With her adored older brother away in the West, Lucy is hovering on the brink of despair. How can she ever stay cheerful and good without Paul’s help and guidance?

Paul knows the answer to his sister’s troubles, but convincing her is another matter. When their letters prove too slow to prevent calamity, can he lead her to his own source of help?

A short story

My Thoughts

This was a cute story told through letters from a sister to her brother. Each letter was perfect, and I loved being able to see the characters’, uh, character through their letters and the ending was adorable!

I received a copy of this book inn exchange for my honest review and am truly happy to provide it.

A Bride’s Troubles by Angie Thompson

“Oh, what change a day can make!”

Lucy’s life has never looked brighter than since her recent engagement, and she pours out her raptures as usual in letters to her older brother. But clouds are gathering beyond her vision, and her commitment is soon to be tested in ways she never expected.

When the storm unleashes its fury, can Paul help her find her way? Or will her chance for happiness be lost forever?

A short story

My Thoughts

This short story is oh so sweet!

I enjoyed getting to know more about this sibling duo through their letters as changes take place in Lucy’s life. There were some parts that were quite dramatic yet I still enjoyed it.

Appropriate for all ages.

I received an ARC from the author for review.

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