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Publisher's Note:

For three years, Penny Ercanbeck has been opening other people's mail. Dead ends are a reality for clerks at the Dead Letter Office. Still she dreams of something more--a bit of intrigue, a taste of romance, or at least a touch less loneliness. When a letter from a brokenhearted man to his one true love falls into her hands, Penny seizes this chance to do something heroic. It becomes her mission t…

Yours Truly, Thomas

by Rachel Fordham

Overall Book Review:

Rachel Fordham returns to Azure Springs with her book Yours Truly, Thomas.  If you are a fan of the Hallmark Channel series Signed, Sealed, Delivered, then this book is one you will enjoy.  The premise is quite simple and touching.  This late 1800’s tale couples romantic tidbits with emotionally poignant stories from each character.

Penny Ercanbeck is the leading lady, and she works in a dead letter office.  She reads letters to try and find clues that will help her deliver the letters to their rightful owners.  She becomes particularly moved by letters penned by a man named Thomas.

Both Thomas and Penny are suffering from heartaches and pains that are challenging to say the least.  As the story unfolds and more of their stories are shared, readers will be anxious to see if the two of them can really develop a relationship that will last.  The author adds to their relationship in a natural and pleasing way that seems realistic and yet magical.

This story touches the heart and reminds the readers that every person has to learn how to forgive in order to move forward in life.  This is a pleasant and quick read that takes readers to another time and place and tempts them to stay.

This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Revell

Content Analysis:

Profanity/Language:  None 

Violence/Gore:  Several instances where a man punches another for using inappropriate words around ladies; a barn is deliberately set on fire; it is hinted at that a man physically abuses his wife; a scene in which a man holds a woman at gunpoint; a character is shot and killed.

Sex/Nudity:  Person mentions that she knows someone is curious about marital relations; non-married characters embrace, kiss and hold hands.

Mature Subject Matter:

Death of family members; abuse of spouse.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

Report that a character drinks and is drunk.

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I primarily read fiction from all genres. I have six children and many happy hours have been spent reading together. I also love quilting, hiking, and camping.