Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Love Letter by Rachel Hauck

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (June 12, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310351006
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310351009

About the Book:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress comes a story of long-lost love and its redemption in future generations.
Romance has never been actress Chloe Daschle’s forte—in life or on screen. But everyone knows who to call for a convincing death scene . . . and it might be killing her career.
When Chloe is given a peek at the script for an epic love story, she decides to take her destiny into her own hands and request an audition for the lead female role, Esther Kingsley. The compelling tale, inspired by family lore and a one-page letter from the colonial ancestor of scriptwriter Jesse Gates, just might break her out of this career-crippling rut. Jesse would rather write about romance than live through it after his past relationship ended in disaster. But once on-set together, the chemistry between Jesse and his leading lady is hard to deny.
Centuries earlier, in the heart of the Revolutionary War, Hamilton Lightfoot and Esther Longfellow wrote their saga off the silver screen. Esther’s Loyalist father opposes any relationship with Hamilton, but Esther must face her beloved father’s disapproval and the dangers of war in order to convince Hamilton of their future together. Hamilton has loved Esther for years, and on the eve of battle pens the love letter she’s always wanted—something straight from the heart.  
Set in stunning upcountry South Carolina, The Love Letter is a beautifully-crafted story of the courage it takes to face down fear and chase after love, even in the darkest of times. And just maybe, all these generations later, love can come home in a way not even Hollywood could imagine.

My Thoughts:

When I finally stop crying, I'll write my review.

For now, I'll allow the five stars and shelf choice speak to the fabulous-ness of "The Love Letter".


Okay, I'm ready, emotions under control!

"The Love Letter" is another powerful novel from one of my all-time favorite authors, Rachel Hauck. It's an epic love story that covers centuries and follows the lives of two couples:

Hamilton and Esther, during the Revolutionary War, and Jesse and Chloe, from the Hollywood of today. Their individual and collective journeys speak to powerful love, heavy guilt, and the power of forgiveness through Jesus Christ. 

Esther is growing up in what will become the United States, but has family roots in England. When war comes calling, her family is on the side of the King, while her true love fights for the colonies. 

Chloe is Hollywood royalty, and has been typecast as the "actress who always dies". Her life is filled with heartbreak and regret. Jesse has just written and sold his first script, and is carrying his own heavy regret. 

How the two couples are connected is a plot I won't spoil, and how their futures turn out. . .yeah, no spoilers on that, either. 

I have loved Rachel Hauck's novels for a very long time, and her royal love stories were captivating. I couldn't imagine loving any book more, and then she wrote "The Wedding Dress", and continued to write magical stories about weddings and loves both lost and found. 

How could she ever top those stories? By writing an epic tale titled "The Love Letter", and may I just say, "Wow!", and "Stock up on tissues!"

(I also highly recommend "The Writing Desk", her "Low Country Romance" series...oh, just read all of her books!)

I received an advance copy with no services promised in return. 

Until the next page turns,


Just One More Published @ 2014 by Ipietoon