So begins the passionate letter Cassie Armstrong finds hidden among her grandmother's quilting supplies. It's signed with the mysterious initials F.B. and Cassie has no idea who that is. It's certainly not her grandfather, Henry, a man more comfortable with actions than with words. Learning that her grandmother, whom she's always seen as somewhat conventional, might have had a secret love sends Cassie on a quest to find F.B. But doing that means raising questions about Lydia and Henry--and about Cassie's own relationship ...
So begins the passionate letter Cassie Armstrong finds hidden among her grandmother's quilting supplies. It's signed with the mysterious initials F.B. and Cassie has no idea who that is. It's certainly not her grandfather, Henry, a man more comfortable with actions than with words. Learning that her grandmother, whom she's always seen as somewhat conventional, might have had a secret love sends Cassie on a quest to find F.B. But doing that means raising questions about Lydia and Henry--and about Cassie's own relationship with her fiance, Cooper Lynch. Questions Cassie might not be ready to face. Because if Henry isn't the love of Lydia's life, maybe Cooper isn't the right man for Cassie, either. But love, like the letter, will end up surprising Cassie in more ways than she might expect...
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THE LETTER by Elizabeth Blackwell is a beautiful romance from the unique Harlequin Everlasting Love line which tells the story of a lifetime of love as a one character searches the details of her grandmother's life. The reader sees beyond the happily ever after ending of the romance genre though being able to witness a romance lived through decades.
Cassie Armstrong finds a letter in her grandmother's quilting supplies, a passionate love letter written to her grandmother and signed by two initials, F.B. She was told her grandparents were childhood sweethearts so who is this mysterious F.B.? How did her grandmother end up with Henry, a man steady and calm in demeanor? Cassie hunts for the answers by exploring her grandmother Lydia's past and as she does so, Cassie questions her relationship to her fiance, Cooper Lynch. Cassie doesn't know how to do pleasure very well. She is all business 24/7. She doesn't even have time to plan her own wedding! She and her fiance constantly miss each other as they jet off to take care of business, but are they missing what is most important? Can discovering the truth about her grandmother, and in fact herself, make her look within to her heart's desire? As Cassie discovers the secrets of her grandmother's life, everything she once knew takes on a different understanding, including her own romance. Elizabeth Blackwell's gift of characterization shines in the main romance between Lydia and Henry. While Cassie hunts for the details of Lydia's life and the mysterious F.B. the reader becomes drawn into Lydia's life alongside Cassie.
THE LETTER is a beautiful romance both in terms of the story itself and manner in which the author presents the story through parallel romances. The alternating narrative in creating a parallel between Lydia and Cassie, creating a depth of emotion that expands beyond a single character to another generation. The unforgettable ending is just poignant and tear-inspiring! Although the author has written several articles for magazines, this is her first novel and what an amazing debut novel it is!
THE LETTER is a wonderful romance that warms the heart and brings a tear to the eye with the touching, unexpected detail at the ending. For readers who quilt, this romance is a must read!
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