The Letter by author Edwina Kiernan is the first book in her Victorian Virtues Series. This Christian historical series is set after her book, Ruby’s Redemption. It is a beautiful book of new beginnings.
It is 1840’s Victorian England and Grace Stratton wishes to spread her wings. With the only choices being a nanny or companion, she decides to become a companion to elderly Miss Withers. Grace is a lovely, caring young woman. Miss Withers is a woman of faith and a genuine jewel. She is a source of biblical advice for Grace. Their relationship was absolutely beautiful.
Dr. David Carbury is a London physician and Ms. Withers’ nephew whom she has not seen in years. Dr. Carbury experiences misfortune and escapes London by going to visit his aunt. There is a big twist though.
I was captivated by the story and engaging writing style of the author. The characters were brilliantly constructed and were convincing. There were many twists and turns to keep me turning pages. The Christian element was inspiring.
I would recommend this and gave it a 4 star rating. It would make a nice reading group selection. A copy was provided by CelebrateLit Lit but these are my honest words.
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About the Book
Book: The Letter
Author: Edwina Kiernan
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release date: November 1, 2022
She wants a new life.
He’s in danger of losing his.
Will love solve everything — or immerse them in even worse peril?
Restless and ready for a change, Grace Stratton gladly accepts the opportunity to leave her remote parsonage home to serve as a wealthy spinster’s companion in the idyllic country town of Lindenfell. Its warm atmosphere and friendly inhabitants sooth Grace’s lonely heart. But when a mysterious stranger arrives, she soon discovers things aren’t always what they seem.
Convinced chloroform will revolutionise the medical world, Dr. David Carbury frequently administers it to his London patients — until one of them dies. Facing a grave trial to prove his innocence and defend a drug most people view as poisonous, he makes hasty plans to buy time to bolster his case. But he wasn’t expecting to face an even deadlier challenge.
As attraction sparks not long after they meet, Grace soon suspects he’s hiding something, and David knows he can’t run from the truth forever.
But neither of them could imagine the sinister threat lurking just around the corner…
Immersed in faith and intrigue, this Christian Victorian romance from award-winning author Edwina Kiernan will encourage and delight you long after you turn the last page.
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About the Author
Edwina Kiernan is the Christian author of the award-winning novel, Ruby’s Redemption.
An enthusiast of classic novels and history, Edwina combines her faith, imagination and research to create hope-infused tales set in times past.
A lifelong word admirer, with Welsh and Irish heritage, she started writing stories early in childhood.
She is a committed follower of Jesus (the Living Word), and endeavours to use her pen to point others to Him.
More from Edwina
Have you ever wished you could travel back in time to a place where quaint buildings are bathed with a golden glow in the afternoon light, where the people are polite and respectful, and where the pace of living allows your soul to breathe and just… be?
In that case…
Welcome to Lindenfell!
The Letter introduces us to Grace Stratton (daughter of the hero & heroine from my award-winning novel, Ruby’s Redemption), who accepts a position as a lady’s companion in a place she’s never been before, but where she’ll soon discover a whole new world.
“The air in Lindenfell had a scent of its own — one of warmth and peace. Of hope.”
Lord-willing, the Victorian Virtues series will have nine books, each based on an aspect of the Fruit of the Spirit, and each exploring the historical events and everyday realities that change and challenge eighteen main characters and nine blossoming romances.
Friends and foes, tragedies and triumphs, hopes and heartaches — the best and worst of life, all in one fictional market town in Victorian England.
It is my deepest hope that, as you travel to Lindenfell in each book of the series, you’ll find the truth and hope you need to navigate your own trials and triumphs, and discover that the refreshment your soul longs for is already available to you, wherever you may be.
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4 thoughts on “The Letter”
I would so love to read this book
This sounds like a wonderful book.
Thank you for sharing your review of The Letter, this sounds like a story that I will truly enjoy reading
This sounds like the kind of historical fiction that I love!