Enchanting! A historical with a hint of ‘You Got Mail’
Letters for Phoebe by Sally Britton is a sweet, romantic, and heartwarming epistolary historical romance.
It is book #1 in the Promise of Forever After series but can be read as a standalone.
Our thanks to the author for the audiobook promotional code.
Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
Narrated by: Jessica Elisa Boyd
Release date: 08-07-20 | Language: English
When Phoebe starts receiving anonymous letters, she never once thinks the most irresponsible man in London is her correspondent. Or that she will fall in love with him.
Phoebe Kimball grew up believing in love, but after failing to find a gentleman capable of capturing her heart, she has turned more practical than romantic. She is determined to find a husband in London this season. If only the annoying Mr. Fenwick would stop appearing every time she sets her cap at someone! When an anonymous letter arrives warning her that her current target is unsuitable marital material, Phoebe begins a relationship with the letter writer that promises something more than a practical alliance.
Griffin Fenwick does not usually care for women on the hunt for a husband, but Miss Kimball’s quick wit and refusal to admit she enjoys his company intrigues him. When he realizes the gentlemen on her list of eligible bachelors is full with scoundrels, he warns her the only way he can – through a letter. As he comes to know Phoebe better, he soon realizes he wishes to put his own name on her list. If only she liked Griffin as much as she liked her anonymous correspondent.
When Phoebe realizes its been Griffin writing her all along, will she put aside practicality for love, or spurn Griffin for even trying to woo her?
Letters for Phoebe is the first in a series of books about five friends. The next four novellas will be written by authors Joanna Barker, Megan Walker, Heidi Kimball, and Arlem Hawks.
From the Publisher’s Blurb
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I have to say I loved everything about this book.
Phoebe was a practical girl whose hopes for a love match were dashed by an unscrupulous fortune hunter.
In her third London season, she decided to be sensible and choose a husband with her head rather than her heart.
She did not have any unreasonable requirements. She just wanted a man who could treat her as a partner and who would love her for who she was.
Griffin was one of the loveliest heroes I came along in quite some time. He was funny, loving, and so adorable.
He inadvertently introduces Phoebe to a gambler and feels responsible when he finds out she is romantically interested in said gentleman. He then tries to warn her by writing an anonymous note.
The story is everything I expect in a romance: the slow-burn connection, the witty dialogues, the butterflies in the stomach, and the added treat of a lovely note exchange.
I love the duality of practical and sensible Phoebe and spontaneous and adventurous Griffin. They are clearly a match made in heaven.
The side characters were also lovely. I enjoyed learning about Phoebe’s school friends and their ‘luck bracelet’. I’m looking forward to reading the other books in the series, especially Marah and Lavinia’s stories.
I already owned the e-book, so I read and listened to the audiobook at the same time.
I’m a fan of Jessica Elisa Boyt’s work, and she did a great job once again. I love how clear her pronunciation is. Her tone is very calm and lovely, and there is a clear differentiation between the characters.
It is a relatively short audio (3 hours), which I find very convenient. Despite not being long, the story is very well developed.
Letters for Phoebe is enchanting! One of my favorite reads of the year.
Highly recommended for everyone who loves sweet romances and epistolary stories.
Disclosure: I received a promotional code for this audiobook from the author for an honest review.
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About the Author
Sally Britton is sixth generation Texan, received her BA in English from Brigham Young University, and reads voraciously. She started her writing journey at the tender age of fourteen on an electric typewriter, and she’s never looked back.
Sally lives in Oklahoma with her husband, four children, and their overly energetic Australian Shepherd. She loves researching, hiking, and eating too much chocolate.