It is Book Club Friday at Blonde, Undercover Blonde! If you have a great book to review, head over and link up. It is also a GREAT place to find some books to add to your reading list.Today I am reviewing The Letter by Richard Paul Evans. I have read this book more than once and I love it every time. It is the last book in series of The Christmas Box. All are great!
Here is what the authors website has to say:
The Letter is the final book of The Christmas Box trilogy. On a wintry October night a mysterious letter was left at the base of the angel monument which overlooks the grave of Andrea Parkin, the only child of David and MaryAnne Parkin. In The Letter, the unforgettable conclusion to The Christmas Box collection, Richard writes, “I discovered the letter in the winter of 1949 pressed between the pages of a diary that belonged to the child’s father, and, at first glance, I regarded it as of little consequence. It was only after I had read the diary that I learned of the letter’s great significance and the events it set in motion.”
The Letter, the final book of the Christmas Box collection is, most simply stated, the love story of David and MaryAnne Parkin. But it is also everyone’s love story, for it is about the storms that all relationships must face when the blissful state of romance vanishes into one of real-life challenges and difficulties. We often forget that it is in the hard times that we truly see what is best in love as well as in life. Though love may be temporarily darkened, true love never gives in, or up, but holds tight to noble ideas, which transcend this earth and all time.
The Letter is also about our pasts and our individual quests to discover who we are. In The Letter, David Parkin sets out on a journey to find his mother, a woman who abandoned him when he was a child. In truth, however, David is searching for himself as he seeks to free himself from the pain of her rejection and his fear that he was somehow unworthy of her love. In a sense, David’s search is the same journey we are all pursuing. We are all seeking love.
Another great plus is that these books are fairly short and easy to read. I read The Christmas Box almost every year, and watch the movie. ;0 It's a great holiday season read.