March 26, 2014

Dear Mr. Knightly

I found 'Dear Mr. Knightly' to have such an unexpected depth and beauty.

The novel touches on love and forgiveness, on coming out of ones self and the beauty of being vulnerable.

Sam was a foster kid. Growing up in many different homes, without much stability.

Now she is all grown up but struggles with being accepted and loved. She fears rejection and has a hard time sharing herself with others.


But through letters to an unknown benefactor she opens up her heart and learns to express her feelings. She begins to learn she doesn't have to walk this life alone.

I really loved the supporting characters in this novel. Some a little messed up and some with wisdom and guidance. It was beautiful to read and watch these characters grow in their relationships.

I also loved all the references to fictional characters like Lizzy Bennett, Emma, and of course Mr. Knightly. Though Sam hid within these famous novels at the beginning, it was so beautiful to see her begin to grow out of her hiding place and into herself and who God made her to be.

I definitely shed a few tears reading this one.

I highly recommend it!

Buy it HERE on Amazon

11 comments:

  1. This book was so unique. I ended up really enjoying it ... glad you did too!

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    1. Hi Brooke! It was really different then I thought it would be. Definitely unique in a good way. : )

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  2. Looks interesting...I'll have to pick it up! =)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Rosemond, hope you enjoy it!

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  3. OH! I can't wait to read Dear Mr Knightley! Thank you for sharing this on BooknificentThursday link-up. Your review made the book even more inviting and it's on my reading list for summer leisure!
    PS I love your blog site.

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    1. It will be a great book for summer reading! Thanks for stopping by Debi and thanks for your kind words. : )

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  4. I've heard good things about this book, but this is the first review I've read. Sounds like a keeper! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Alena! Hope you get a chance to read it. : )

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  5. I love Jane Austen and have read several contemporary works based on her novels. "First Impressions" by Debra White Smith and others - all very good. I had seen this one advertised on Goodreads and wondered about it - thanks for the review, I'll definitely pick it up now!

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation June. I'll have to check it out.

      Thanks for visiting! : )

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  6. I've heard so much good stuff about this book! I absolutely cannot wait to read it! Thanks for sharing this with us at Booknificent Thursdays!
    Tina

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