The Letter by Kathryn Hughes

Two words—absorbing and addictive—and two lines sum up this wonderful story: “The Letter tells the story of two women, born decades apart, whose paths are destined to cross and how one woman’s devastation leads to the other’s salvation.”
This story gripped me for many reasons. One, I hoped Tina would not only survive the abuse she suffered but also find a better life. Another reason was my need, as the reader, to have love prevail.
When you read this story and discover the abuse Tina seems to tolerate, you may want to stop reading. Don’t. Continue and be rewarded. This novel is beautifully crafted, using a letter (which Tina finds in a unique way — one I have not come across before in a book) as a means to connect the present with the past.
The good intentions of a father in the 1930s affected so many who, rightly or wrongly, believed he had his family’s best interest at heart. His actions caused unfathomable heartache and unhappiness to his daughter, Chrissie, and her beau, Billy.
There was no putting this book down until the human spirit rose above adversity to restore my faith in human nature.
Highly recommended.
This review placed on Goodreads
Published by Hachette 
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About Jeannette

I'm living the dream, reading my way around this country and living in a 5th wheeler caravan.
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