Author: Joanna Davidson Politano
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: October 20, 2020
Focused on a career in medicine and not on romance, Willa Duvall is thrown slightly off course during the summer of 1865 when she discovers a never-opened love letter in a crack of her old writing desk. Compelled to find the passionate soul who penned it and the person who never received it, she takes a job as a nurse at the seaside estate of Crestwicke Manor.
Everyone at Crestwicke has feelings--mostly negative ones--about the man who wrote the letter, but he seems to have disappeared. With plenty of enticing clues but few answers, Willa's search becomes even more complicated when she misplaces the letter and it passes from person to person in the house, each finding a thrilling or disheartening message in its words.
Laced with mysteries large and small, this romantic Victorian-era tale of love lost, love deferred, and love found is sure to delight.
Reviewer: Adriann Harris
I was first introduced to Joanna Davidson Politano, an author whose prose you will never get enough of, when our book club picked Lady Jayne Disappears for our monthly read. Many of us were skeptical because we had never picked a debut author before to read. We had to take our hats off to this outstanding author whose debut read like a seasoned pro. Now we wait in anticipation of her next work of art.
This brings me to Joanna Davidson Politano’s newest great read. The book rating world only allows a rating maximum of 5 stars. However, The Love Note, in my opinion, deserves a mega million more, and this is why:
My list of reasons why this book deserves so many stars actually is endless, so I recommend to everyone who reads Historical Christian Romance, with Mystery and Suspense, give The Love Note a try, you will not be disappointed.
My hat goes off to you again Joanna for taking me on such a wonderful enjoyable journey. Looking forward to to next year’s journey, A Midnight Dance.
I received a complimentary copy (or ARC) of this book from Revell Publishing via NetGalley. I was under no obligation to write a review, and all opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Reviewer: Laura J. Davis
The Love Note by Joanna Davidson Politano is an exquisite tale that speaks to anyone who has longed for love.
It all begins with an unopened letter found in the corner of a desk by our main character Willa Duvall. Willa wants to be a doctor and has turned down at least four marriage proposals pursuing her goal. The odds are not in her favour considering she lives in the year 1859. Determined to find the note's owner and knowing that the desk came from Crestwicke Manor, Willa takes a job there as a nurse to one Golda Gresham. Her purpose is twofold - prove to her father she could pursue a career in medicine by effectively treating and healing Golda Gresham and find the writer of the love note to let them know how much they were loved. Unfortunately, her plans go awry when she loses the note.
As the note circulates throughout Crestwicke Manor, we are introduced to more characters. Each one is somehow touched by the letter's words, believing it was written for them or about someone else. Chaos quite naturally ensues. But not in a humorous way as you'd expect in a book of this nature. Each person that encounters the note and its exquisite words begins to change for the better. As Willa sees the changes around her, she loathes telling those touched by it that the note is not meant for them.
Words are powerful in this book, and the words of love uttered toward the end seem more directed at the reader than at Willa. I'm willing to bet that was the intent. Which makes this love note that changed the lives of the characters in this book, something that could ultimately change the life of the reader.
I highly recommend it!
I received this book courtesy of Baker Publishing Group/Revell through NetGalley.
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