Dear John

Dear John

by Lyn Ellis

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When Jenny Teale first wrote to Captain John Braithwaite, it was to support a man fighting for his country. It didn't matter that they'd never met, she became his fantasy, the woman waiting for his return, his lifeline to home and everything he'd left behind.

For Jenny, John's letters--intimate, sexy, loving--made her realize she'd found a man she could love, the man she'd longed for all her life. But she knew that love could never be reciprocated. She wasn't the kind of woman a man of action like John needed in his life, so she refused to tell him her name. Still, their letters grew even more revealing and passionate--but it was only a fantasy, Jenny assured herself.

Then John came home, determined to find the woman behind the words.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158560323
Publisher: Panther Press
Publication date: 08/22/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 407 KB

About the Author

Lyn Ellis is the pseudonym for author Virginia (Gin) Ellis. She was a four-time RITA Award finalist and Maggie Award winner who published eight romances for Harlequin Books.  Gin also wrote  two women’s mainstream fiction novels under her own name, Virginia Ellis. Her novel The Wedding Dress was optioned by Dolly Parton Productions for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Gin was a professional photographer and one of the five founding partners of Belle Books, along with authors Deborah Smith, Deb Dixon, Sandra Chastain, and Donna Ball.

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Dear John 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Llin More than 1 year ago
I received this book for free from eBook Discovery. I voluntarily review this book. This is my honest review."   Captain John R Braithwaite was fight a war in Iraq, a single man taking care of his regiment. He begin to receive letters from an unknown person (a pen pal) given him the desire to endure his deployment. Jenny Teale was a sly, charming young lady, who sister, Linda initiated the pen-pal between John and Jenny. She had a rough marriage and was recovering from and accident but she fantasize her emotions and desires through her letters to John. They both had hidden secrets and fought their attraction after he return home. A great love story between two characters in need of each other.
17939996 More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful romance. With letters he became the fantasy of a love she felt she could never have. To him she became his reason to stay alive and come home. She thought it would end when he came home. When he came home he was determined not to let it end.. There is so much emotion and tention it's amazing. The characters are well developed and the story wonderfully written. This is a must read. I was given this book as a gift and voluntarily give this review.
trosado More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars! Dear John is a re-release of an early 90's Harlequin title. I tend to be hesitant about reading what I call vintage romance, because of outdated references and writing styles. Aside from a typewriter and video cassette reference, I couldn't have been more wrong. This story could easily have been a recent release. Starting with letters while John was serving in the ARMY overseas, a tenuous and anonymous relationship begins between Jenny and John. Having been injured 18 months earlier, Jenny doesn't make any attempt to finally meet John after he returns stateside. Not being deterred and halfway in love with Jenny already, John makes a point to be part of her life. I was truly impressed with the character depth and poignant storyline. Dear John was a sweet and tender romance with light conflict that both characters needed to overcome. The entire story was realistically developed and didn't shy away from the awkward maneuvering of a debilitating injury and how that played into a new relationship. Overall, this was a wonderful contemporary romance. It definitely makes me want to read more of this author's work. With that, I hope that the author's family decides to re-release additional out-of-print titles from her back list. (This is my voluntary and honest review of a complimentary copy of Dear John via shook Discovery.)