Letters from Peaceful Lane

Letters from Peaceful Lane

by Janet Dailey

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Overview

In the rugged Ozarks of beautiful Branson, Missouri, a woman struggles to save her marriage—and finds answers from an unexpected source . . .
 
Allison felt like she’d stepped into a fairy tale when she married widower Burke Caldwell. But after less than a year of marriage, he’s become removed and distant. His friends see Allison as little more than a trophy wife, his only daughter regards her as the enemy. With everyone so devoted to the memory of Burke’s first wife, Kate, how can Allison possibly compete? Then a harrowing car crash leaves Burke badly injured. But it becomes achingly clear that the woman Burke wants by his side is the wife he lost . . .
 
No longer able to dismiss the power Kate still holds, Allison can’t resist reading a trove of hidden letters from Kate to Burke. What she discovers sets her mind reeling. The letters give Allison an enlightening window into her husband’s heart. But will she have the courage to put aside her own fears, and grab hold of a love as big and bold as the man she once dared to marry?
 
Praise for Janet Dailey and her bestselling novels
      
“Fans of Dailey’s sweet, small-town romances are sure to delight in this story of second chances and new beginnings.” —RT Book Reviews on Just a Little Christmas

“Dailey is one of my favorite authors for western romances, and Sunrise Canyon did not disappoint.” —Romance Junkies on Sunrise Canyon

“Wonderful.” —Cowgirl Magazine on Sunrise Canyon

“Dailey confirms her place as a top megaseller.”
Kirkus Reviews on Calder Pride

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420144932
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 03/26/2019
Series: New Americana Series , #3
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 5,671
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

JANET DAILEY’s first book was published in 1976. Since then she has written more than 100 novels and become one of the top-selling female authors in the world, with 325 million copies of her books sold in nineteen languages in ninety-eight countries. She is known for her strong, decisive characters, her extraordinary ability to recreate a time and a place, and her unerring courage to confront important, controversial issues in her stories. To learn more about Janet Dailey and her novels, please visit www.JanetDailey.com or find her on Facebook at Facebook.com/JanetDaileyAuthor.

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Letters from Peaceful Lane 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
KIJERO 3 months ago
Allison Caldwell is taking a break from her husband's birthday party and the snide remarks from his friends and family about his trophy wife and hearing about the perfect first wife, not knowing that by the next morning her life will take a drastic change. Can she save her marriage, her husband's business and win over her step-daughter along with dealing with the ghost of the perfect deceased first wife? Will letters from the first wife help her to make it through the disaster her life is becoming? Allison Caldwell didn't expect to fall in love again let alone with a much older man. She's trying to be the perfect wife. When on her husband Burke's birthday he's called away for an emergency and leaves her with his friends and family who don't like her, she gets angry. A talk with the partner at the talent agency/theater reveals that they're in financial trouble. It makes Allison feel guilty because of all the money she's spent on redecorating the house and that she spent on the party. After everyone leaves she thinks nothing of her husband not returning home because he would stay at the apartment in town when working late. It's not until the early morning hours when a call from the partner, who tells her about the car accident Burke had going into Branson. Allison rushes to the hospital where she's faced with her husband and him wanting her to divorce him and move on with her life because of the financial mess he's in that way she can get her share of his money before the creditors. She's shocked and hurt by what he wants. She won't leave him and tells Burke if he want a divorce he must get one. She's not going any where. He explains the situation to her and that he doesn't trust his partner any more. The partner wants them to go into business with the mob. The partner is attracted to Allison but she gets a creepy vibe from him every time he's near. A job is offered which she says she'll consider. Meanwhile her step-daughter comes home all upset and lays into Allison. When the step-daughter gets into trouble after coming home. It's up to Allison to work out the details and get everything taken care of bringing her home from college. That brings the two women together and closer. Burke learns what has happened to his daughter and about her boyfriend. Allison comes up with a plan to get evidence against the partner and the mob men, especially going into the office one day and realizing that everything has changed from the receptionist to the partner running the business. By this time Burke has left the hospital and has gone to rehab and will be home soon. She reveals her plan to Burke who is against it. She makes him understand that is the only way they'll get the evidence they need. She goes to work in the afternoons and starts going through the files and putting them into a data base for the take over. A loan application was being made out and she must find it so that Burke can finish it and have another option besides the mob business. Allison finds the application and brings it home. A few days later they take it to the bank only to find out someone called to tell the bank to disregard the loan but they didn't have it yet. Allison must be careful not to reveal her true motives and she meets the mob men. She searches for the evidence but is unsuccessful. She tells Burke everything. He tries to talk her out of continuing but they need evidence. Their moment of passion leads to hurt feelings and the reading of the last letter left by the
AnnieMcDonnell 6 months ago
Quite the heroine in this story! Allison Caldwell is married to Burke who lost his wife, Kate six years ago to cancer and he still is not completely over her; neither is the town. It seems. While his business is failing and his partner cannot be trusted, he is recovering from a car accident. Burke’s daughter Brianna is a mess all her own with a boyfriend that may be more trouble than he is worth. After the accident Burke tells Allison to file for divorce because he cannot give her the life, he had planned on giving her since his business is failing. He had wanted her to have it all, and since she can’t, he wants her to move on. She refuses. Upon this refusal she uncovers letters from his last wife Kate that were handwritten to him. In these letters she learns a lot more about Burke. I wasn’t too surprised by anything in the story if I am to be completely honest. I feel like mob was a bit much and could have been left out. It was a nice read, and I did enjoy it. I can say one particularly spectacular part of the book is the fact that we have a heroine that never gives up on her man. Allison Caldwell was one cool character! I really did fall in love with her! I would like to thank the publishers for sending me an ARC of this novel via NetGalley.
paulalala09 7 months ago
Janet Daily writes such pleasing and engaging novels that reach hearts and capture interest. A strong devoted wife is the center of Letters from Peaceful Lane, a wife who refused to give up or give in. Against a scrupulous business partner, a belligerent teen step-daughter and a , seemingly, distant husband, Allison Caldwell fights to save her marriage and her husband’s business. All the while she is learning clues to her husband from letters she finds from his deceased first wife. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
JamieS 7 months ago
It's been a long time since I've read Janet Dailey book and I've always her books immensely This is a love story and about second chances and courage. A quick easy romance read very sweet . I would recommend for a quick read!
MaureenST 7 months ago
As I was devouring this read, I had to wonder if all would survive until the last page was turned. A major accident, the mob, a new trophy wife, a step-mother, a college daughter, just a few of the plots of this book. Was the accident just an accident? Well, the more you look into Burke’s company, the more you will wonder. The title of this read, is another sub-plot, and it allows Allison to come to love her husband’s deceased wife. Got your attention, yes, and what a relationship and bond they seem to form. There is danger here, people you really don’t mess around with, and we have a college age daughter, herself in love with a man that her dad might not approve of. An emotional read, but one you will keep turning pages for answers for. As I got to the end, and really involved in the character’s lives, I sure appreciated the epilogue! I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Zebra, and was not required to give a positive review.