The Love Letter

The Love LetterAuthor: Rachel Hauck

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Release Date: June 12, 2018

Rating: 4 Stars

Reviewer: Jessica Higgins

Two timelines combined with two love stories and the way Hauck brings them together is better than the best Love Letter ever written.

Chloe Daschle has become known as the queen of the death scene and is in dire need of a change. She doesn’t want to be cast in a movie to just be killed off at the end.  She wants to prove she can be deeper than what is shown on screen.  Romance has never been successful for her, either on screen or in real life.  When Chloe is given the script for the best love story she has ever read, she knows she is perfect for the role of Esther Kingsley.  The story is one of romance, war, and finding out if true love can really exist.  Jesse Gates, the screenwriter, has written this based off of a one-page letter found from his ancestors.  He has had rocky relationships in the past and doesn’t feel he deserves happiness.  Jesse wants to be deeply involved in the film and ends up as one of the extras. During a scene with Chloe, the chemistry is undeniable and they both start to play out their own love story.

I have to admit I had just a little bit of trouble getting into this book, a fact that surprised me since I have loved Rachel Hauck’s previous books. Luckily, I didn’t give up on the story and loved how it played out in the end.  The love stories, both in the past and present played out in such a way that worked beautifully for the characters and settings they were in.  There were some really special moments between some of the characters, in particular between Chloe and her dad and even Jesse and Chloe’s Dad.  A few moments felt a little slow, especially towards the beginning, but once the story was part way in it really picked up the pace and captured my attention until the very end. I don’t want to give away any spoilers but the ending is well worth sticking with the story.  Rachel Hauck is quickly becoming one of the best romance writers out there and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next. I recommend this to readers that love historical romance and a love story that spans time.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.

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