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Delivered with Love

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by Sherry Kyle
     
 

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A thirty-five-year-old love letter is about to change her life.

An old love letter found in the glove compartment of Claire James's inherited 1972 Volkswagen propels her to leave life in Los Angeles and go to the small town of Capitola, California, to start over. There her dream of finding the writer of the letter leads her on an unexpected journey that changes her

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A thirty-five-year-old love letter is about to change her life.

An old love letter found in the glove compartment of Claire James's inherited 1972 Volkswagen propels her to leave life in Los Angeles and go to the small town of Capitola, California, to start over. There her dream of finding the writer of the letter leads her on an unexpected journey that changes her life forever.

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Publishers Weekly
Kyle (The Christian Girl's Guide to Style) moves from tween girl writing in her debut adult novel with the unlikely scenario of a 35- year-old love letter found by 23-year-old Claire James in her recently deceased mother's '72 Volkswagen glove compartment. After Claire loses her waitress job and is kicked out of her sister's apartment, she heads to Capitola, Calif., in search of the author of the love letter, having become obsessed with ferreting him out. After a series of clunky mishaps, Claire lands a job and a place to stay, where she conveniently meets up with her mother's long-lost love. Part mystery, part comedy, the story places Claire in the middle of numerous unlikely emotionally charged situations with the residents of Capitola. Determined to unravel the secret behind the love letter, Claire doesn't give up until the truth is told. Kyle's interweaving of so many characters is implausible and contrived, and she fails to connect readers emotionally with Claire and her search. (Apr.)
Library Journal
After her mother's death, 23-year-old Claire James finds a 35-year-old love letter in the glove compartment of her mom's 1972 Volkswagen. Following a series of mishaps that leave her jobless and homeless, Claire travels to California to find the author of the letter. VERDICT This first foray by an author of tween fiction into the adult market is haphazard at best. Characters are never fully developed, and the story line seems implausible. Readers interested in reading about family secrets would be better served by the works of Colleen Coble or Jane Gardam's Faith Fox.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426708664
Publisher:
Abingdon Press
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Pages:
333
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)

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