➦This is a story about taking chances, opening yourself up to new experiences and finding happiness in unexpected places.
➦Jessica, the heroine of this novel works as a physician at the women’s correctional facility where, one day, she finds a stack of love letters. She then realizes that the woman who wrote said letters has passed away but never had the chance to send out the letter to the love of her life.
➦Being overwhelmed by the tragic love story, Samantha takes a much needed vacation to the small town in order to give the letters to the man who they are addressed to.
➦What she finds there is very unexpected – a friend in a hotel owner where she’s staying, a lover in a sexy bar owner who gives her shelter from the rain, a place where she feels content and happy in a small touristy town.
➦So when the three weeks of vacation are up, will Jessica take a chance and stay? Change job, may be? Try something new?
➦I enjoyed this book just fine. It’s a bit on the long side with angsty and, at times, somewhat depressing undertones, but I was committed to finishing it. Some parts might have left me a bit teary-eyed. If you enjoy emotional reads with troubled heroines and sweet/affectionate heroes then, by all mean, give it a shot! Samantha Young’s writing is, as always, fantastic.