Thursday, April 28, 2011

Delivered with Love

Author: Sherry Kyle
Publisher: Abingdon Press
April 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4267-0866-4
Genre: Inspirational/contemporary

A thirty-five-year-old love letter is about to change her life forever.

Claire James is ready for change. Her mother has died, she’s just been fired from her waitressing job, and her brother-in-law kicked her out because she could no longer pay for his drinking habit. When Claire inherits her mom’s 1972 Volkswagen Beatle, she finds a love letter addressed to her mom, and signed only by the initial M. It’s a long shot, but Claire feels driven to find this mysterious M that once loved her mom. So, she starts heading for the town, Capitola, California, where the return address is located.

The journey isn’t as easy as it sounds. She runs into the back of a camper when it stops unexpectedly on the road, but thankfully, the elderly couple is friendly, hooks her now not-running vehicle up to their trailer hitch and tows her to a campground. From there a host of other friendly and super accommodating characters get Claire to Capitola where she finds the address of the house the letter was sent from. And it’s for rent!

Great news, except, Claire doesn’t have a job, money, or prospects. And she is still no closer to finding who wrote the letter. Is there any hope of finding her mom’s old lover?

DELIVERED WITH LOVE is a heartwarming contemporary romance that will warm your heart. I fell in love with Claire, and with a host of other characters, all of whom will play a part in Claire’s stories. Even a casual acquaintance on the trip turns into a best friend, so they are all important.

I figured about halfway through how the story would end but I had to keep reading to see how it would get there. This is an awesome story by a wonderful debut writer. I can’t wait to read more by this author. $14.99. 335 pages.

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