[[ Free ePUB ]] The Love LetterAuthor Rachel Hauck – Entrecielos.co

With the colonies at war and his country divided, Hamilton Lightfoot must choose sides Fight for the British Crown or for the Independence of America But after witnessing the death of his family at the hands of redcoats, he fears he ll fight for revenge instead of honor On the verge of a great battle, he pens a letter to Esther, the woman he lovesEsther Longfellow is in love with Hamilton, but her father is a loyalist, living in upcountry South Carolina and working for a wealthy British lord When the Revolutionary War comes to her doorstep she is forced to choose between devotion to her father and her love for HamiltonChloe Daschle is the daughter of Hollywood royalty a great director and an Oscar winning actress Yet her career has taken an unexpected turn She s the queen of death scenes Trying to break out, she accepts a supporting role in a revolutionary war film But she longs for the perfect role and the perfect real life romance Does happily ever after only exist in the movies After a life changing tragedy, MIT graduate Jesse Gates decides to leave his life behind and move to LA to try his hand at acting and screenwriting When he finds a page from one of his ancestor s letters, he becomes consumed with the love he finds there Determined to help his grandfather find happiness at the end of his life, Jesse writes and sells a screenplay based on the events surrounding the lost love of previous generationsWhen Jesse meets the woman he has cast to play Esther Longfellow his grandfather s one true love the stories of all four collide across time and space The love letter from the past might have power to affect the future than any of them could have imagined


10 thoughts on “The Love Letter

  1. Debra Debra says:

    Long lost love and redemptionThe Love Letter is told in alternating timelines In the past Ester and Hamilton are childhood friends who fell in love Their future appeared bright except for the fact that the Revolutionary War was being waged and people were asked to pick sides Ester s father is a loyalist and will not hear of his daughter being in a relationship with Hamilton Ester is put in the position of defying her father and choosing Hamilton or losing Hamilton to make her father happy.In Long lost love and redemptionThe Love Letter is told in alternating timelines In the past Ester and Hamilton are childhood friends who fell in love Their future appeared bright except for the fact that the Revolutionary War was being waged and people were asked to pick sides Ester s father is a loyalist and will not hear of his daughter being in a relationship with Hamilton Ester is put in the position of defying her father and choosing Hamilton or losing Hamilton to make her father happy.In the present Chloe is an actress who has been typecast as dying in every movie in which she stars When she is given the script for a historical love story, she knows she is meant to play Ester Kingsley Jesse is the screenwriter who wrote the movie He has been in a rut but was inspired by a one page letter written by his colonial ancestor.I will admit, that I requested this book for two reasons 1 The cover and 2 It was classified as a romance I like to throw in a romance once is a while to break up all the psychological thrillers I love to read An added plus was that there is a historical romance involved which made the book evenenticing What I did not realize was that this was Christian Romance Which I have no problem with but goes to show that I did not read the entire description So, since I mentioned it is Christian Romance, I will say that this book does not feel preachy or overly religious I don t mind reading books about people of faith regardless of what their faith might be If it works in the story, then I am fine with it.Typically, with alternating time lines story lines, I tend to like onethan the other That was the case here I enjoyed the past historical part of the book the most I enjoyed reading those sections Perhaps because these characters feel as if they haveobstacles, there is a war, her family is on one side of the war, his on the other I enjoyed their story and although things did not end as I thought they would, I realize the story ended how it should have ended I had a harder time connecting with the present day story set in Hollywood For whatever reason, I was not as invested in that story line Of course, there is a connection between the past and the present The one page letter but there is another connection as well It is not a big stretch but works her nevertheless.Overall, an enjoyable read but not one that will stay with me I doubt I will be thinking about this book in months to come This is a perfect case of it is me and not the book Many are loving this book and I can see why I think this book is perfect for those who love a lighter romance book Had this book just been set in the past, I most likely would have enjoyed itI also think fans of Christian Romance will enjoy this book.Thank you to Thomas Mercer Fiction and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own.Readof my reviews at www.openbookpost.com


  2. DJ Sakata DJ Sakata says:

    Favorite Quotes Chloe never understood how one could simply fall out of love Was it an open window, a trap door Hollywood is getting tired of me I m fifty seven going on a hundred I refuse to have plastic surgery and I refuse to play one of those horny old cougars who makes a fool of herself by falling for some hot thirty something who only has one thing on his mind.My Review While the premise sounded interesting, I struggled to remain engaged with this book, it wasn t my cup of tea Written Favorite Quotes Chloe never understood how one could simply fall out of love Was it an open window, a trap door Hollywood is getting tired of me I m fifty seven going on a hundred I refuse to have plastic surgery and I refuse to play one of those horny old cougars who makes a fool of herself by falling for some hot thirty something who only has one thing on his mind.My Review While the premise sounded interesting, I struggled to remain engaged with this book, it wasn t my cup of tea Written with two timelines that were 240 years apart, both storylines involved a young couple of ancestral heritage bucking authority and yearning to establish a romantic relationship during a turbulent period Both timelines were overflowing with heartbreak, grueling disappointments, angst, stress, despair, and conflicts of every sort which again, not my favorite tropes As such, my frustration and dissatisfaction were entirely self inflicted I chose poorly There was considerablyreligious spirituality than I was expecting and I couldn t seem to invest or connect to but a few of the characters as I found most of them rather shallow and tedious Several storylines seemed to lack cohesion or maybe I just got lost I probably should have stopped with a DNF but was ultimately glad I continued as despite my disappointment and frustrations with the author s choices, I needed closure and in due course, I did enjoy the ending, although I doubt it would be an easy read for anyone, nor was it an HEA all the way around


  3. Melissa Tagg Melissa Tagg says:

    I loved this book I m a big fan of split time novels but quite often I end up loving one storyline a lotthan the other and it s almost always the historical plot I love and the contemporary one I m not as into But I can always count on Rachel Hauck to get me super invested in BOTH stories and I love that And the way she ends up weaving both plots together in The Love Letter ahhh, it s so good Some of my favorite things about The Love Letter Hamilton Lightfoot I love that he s a quie I loved this book I m a big fan of split time novels but quite often I end up loving one storyline a lotthan the other and it s almost always the historical plot I love and the contemporary one I m not as into But I can always count on Rachel Hauck to get me super invested in BOTH stories and I love that And the way she ends up weaving both plots together in The Love Letter ahhh, it s so good Some of my favorite things about The Love Letter Hamilton Lightfoot I love that he s a quieter,reserved hero I love that he struggles to say what s on his heart I find that incredibly relatable and also just super realistic The history I m a sucker for stories set around The Revolutionary War and I loved that aspect of this one Jesse and Chloe and their Hollywood backdrop Sometimes I ll read a book set in Hollywood and it ll just feel so glitzy and foreign to me The characters will feellike caricatures than actual people Not so with Jesse and Chloe and their lives as actors and in Jesse s case, a screenwriter They feel authentic Even though their lifestyles and backgrounds and experiences are nothing like mine, I relate to them in big ways Their longings are poignant and their struggles surprised me in their relevance to my own life As I already mentioned, the way the two plots end up weaving together you ll have to read it for yourself, but trust me, it s unexpected and lovely And of course, that cover


  4. Rachael Rachael says:

    3.5 starloved the historical side of the time hop I really liked the historical side of the time hop, but I didn t relate to the present day The main character wanted marriagea real one I absolutely LOVE her idea of itshe understood that it was work However, she also knew it would be worthwhile However, the story of her parents union and the instant attraction part just fell flat for me That s really all I can say without spoilers Don t just take my word on this, tho, as I m sure 3.5 starloved the historical side of the time hop I really liked the historical side of the time hop, but I didn t relate to the present day The main character wanted marriagea real one I absolutely LOVE her idea of itshe understood that it was work However, she also knew it would be worthwhile However, the story of her parents union and the instant attraction part just fell flat for me That s really all I can say without spoilers Don t just take my word on this, tho, as I m sure it didn t seem to bother others However, her parents relationship was a negative for me.The historicalwell, I feltempathy andconnected to these characters I was also thrilled that it didn t follow a traditional storyline, but it broke from that God did great things in their lives despite the difficulties They were happy I think I could have been pleased just to read their story Tho that would miss one of the points of the novel It really is a book worth reading I can t put it into words, but certain scenes were just amazing I gave it three and a half simply because I really wasn t pulled into the present day story or the characters Perhaps that was simply because I wanted to just read the historical This book was realthe messiness of life, the imperfections of people, and God s love and forgiveness.I received this book from the publisher All opinions are my own.Some of my favorite quotes Marriage is the one place where no one can go but you and your spouse One man One woman In a union that has baffled humanity since the beginning of time It s a treasure, something to be guarded with every part of your beingJoined by God A couple of women took me asidetold me about a God who loved me and gave his life for me He defended me He covered my shame Jesus would heal her past and take care of her todays and her tomorrows Her Good Father held her future in His hands Keep your innocence, my dear Guard the kindness and tenderness of your heart Let not fear nor greed or selfish ambition take hold


  5. Deena Deena says:

    When I finally stop crying, I ll write my review.For now, I ll allow the five stars and shelf choice speak to the fabulous ness of The Love Letter Okay, I m ready, emotions under control The Love Letter is another powerful novel from one of my all time favorite authors, Rachel Hauck It s an epic love story that covers centuries and follows the lives of two couples Hamilton and Esther, during the Revolutionary War, and Jesse and Chloe, from the Hollywood of today The When I finally stop crying, I ll write my review.For now, I ll allow the five stars and shelf choice speak to the fabulous ness of The Love Letter Okay, I m ready, emotions under control The Love Letter is another powerful novel from one of my all time favorite authors, Rachel Hauck It s an epic love story that covers centuries and follows the lives of two couples Hamilton and Esther, during the Revolutionary War, and Jesse and Chloe, from the Hollywood of today Their individual and collective journeys speak to powerful love, heavy guilt, and the power of forgiveness through Jesus Christ Esther is growing up in what will become the United States, but has family roots in England When war comes calling, her family is on the side of the King, while her true love fights for the colonies Chloe is Hollywood royalty, and has been typecast as the actress who always dies Her life is filled with heartbreak and regret Jesse has just written and sold his first script, and is carrying his own heavy regret How the two couples are connected is a plot I won t spoil, and how their futures turn out.yeah, no spoilers on that, either I have loved Rachel Hauck s novels for a very long time, and her royal love stories were captivating I couldn t imagine loving any book , and then she wrote The Wedding Dress , and continued to write magical stories about weddings and loves both lost and found How could she ever top those stories By writing an epic tale titled The Love Letter , and may I just say, Wow , and Stock up on tissues I also highly recommend The Writing Desk , her Low Country Romance seriesoh, just read all of her books I received an advance copy with no services promised in return


  6. Staci Staci says:

    I ve read several Rachel Hauck novels and some I really enjoyed and others not as much The Love Letter was very good In this time slip novel, readers spend time with Hamilton and Esther in South Carolina during the Civil War and Jesse and Chloe in present day Los Angeles I was drawn in to both story lines and quickly turning pages looking for an HEA in both time periods The common thread between the two time periods is a love letter between Hamilton and Esther.A lovely novel.


  7. Cara Putman Cara Putman says:

    Such a sweet story and I loved how the storylines intertwined The stories were artfully told While both were enjoyable, I loved the twists and turns in the Revolutionary War story most A read that will delight those who love a slip time story that ties disparate characters and arcs together.


  8. Ashley Nikole Ashley Nikole says:

    I tried so hard to get into this one, but I just couldn t seem to swing it Though I did enjoy some moments between Esther and Hamilton and Chloe and Jesse to me, the plot felt rather disjointed, going from current day to the War of Independence, switching mid scene or mid action It left me staggering and thinking what is going on at times.All the Hollywood isms got on my nerves Seemingly every character had a soap opera name I cannot remember when something as simple as character names g I tried so hard to get into this one, but I just couldn t seem to swing it Though I did enjoy some moments between Esther and Hamilton and Chloe and Jesse to me, the plot felt rather disjointed, going from current day to the War of Independence, switching mid scene or mid action It left me staggering and thinking what is going on at times.All the Hollywood isms got on my nerves Seemingly every character had a soap opera name I cannot remember when something as simple as character names got my goad even when mentioning a sideline character in passing , for some reason, it rubbed me the wrong way Some things felt overplayed, like once when a character said, You know he s got the hots for you to which another character replies something about how It s 2018, no one says got the hots any, get with the times And Chloe s obsession with getting cast in role s where she dies I completely get that it meant something to her and was something she clearly wanted to change, but it didn t feel like it rang true after it was mentioned a few dozen times at one point leaving her screeching at a director that she would not, under any circumstances, be dying in yet another role Overall, it felt like Jesse Chloe were rather surface y characters I felt like at times they tried going a bit deeper, but then, just when something raw and intense might happen, they snapped back into superficial mode That being said, if you don t mind a slower plot and some ping ponging from time period to time period and some in my estimationsurface level characters, The Love Letter may be a good fit for you For me, one too many seemingly far fetched Hollywood isms, characters I just couldn t seem to connect with, and the slower plot, just made this one a no go for me But I have read other books by Rachel Hauck LOVED them, so I guess this one was just not a good fit for me


  9. Clara Clara says:

    Chloe Daschle is pretty sure she is cursed All the characters she has portrayed until then have died She s ready for an upgrade she wouldn t cry for a minor role if she just stays alive in the movie When she reads a manuscript about the love story of Hamilton Lightfoot and Esther Longfellow, she s pretty sure this is her chance.Hamilton Lightfoot is certain he is cursed His loved ones have a propensity of being cruelly killed by Loyalist At first, he is set against fighting for revolution Chloe Daschle is pretty sure she is cursed All the characters she has portrayed until then have died She s ready for an upgrade she wouldn t cry for a minor role if she just stays alive in the movie When she reads a manuscript about the love story of Hamilton Lightfoot and Esther Longfellow, she s pretty sure this is her chance.Hamilton Lightfoot is certain he is cursed His loved ones have a propensity of being cruelly killed by Loyalist At first, he is set against fighting for revolution on the battlefield But then the ache in his heart makes it impossible to stand still, to do nothing while his family s murderers continue on the lose oppressing innocent and hard working people.In the beginning, I thought these two would have something to teach one another But their similarities end at being cursed As I got to know Chloe and Jesse, Hamilton and Esther, I figured this was a story about two men who were wearing grief, revenge, and shame as a breastplate, and the women who chose to believe in true love despite their stubbornness, despite how much it might hurt.How difficult can it be to believe we are unconditionally loved When we love at our despicable actions, we might believe its impossible But what if we found out healing doesn t come with regret, through the darkness, only by letting light in, only by embracing love Would we take a chance These are the questions the characters are faced with while their worlds are turned upside down And their choice will dictate their happiness I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own


  10. Micaiah Micaiah says:

    For some reason this is literally the first time I ve ever done it DNFed something officially but DNF At least for now Maybe forever I just couldn t get into it I didn t care about the story, I didn t care about the characters, and I was justbored And the romance UHM Too fast Simply too fast Not to be spoilerly or all negative, but personally the romance was repelling The contemporary MCs meet, spend some time together dancing at a wedding, decide to eat pizza that evening to For some reason this is literally the first time I ve ever done it DNFed something officially but DNF At least for now Maybe forever I just couldn t get into it I didn t care about the story, I didn t care about the characters, and I was justbored And the romance UHM Too fast Simply too fast Not to be spoilerly or all negative, but personally the romance was repelling The contemporary MCs meet, spend some time together dancing at a wedding, decide to eat pizza that evening together, spend roughly 2 3 hours with one another, and then KISS LIKE A FULL BLOWN KISS After Chloe, the heroine, had just been discussing her dream of having a Godly marriage I mean, whaaa That s not the way to get it I don t care how attractive you think the dude is And again, the historical MCs colonial kiss each other without even being engaged or the hero talking of marriage or I love you yet Which doesn t seem historically accurate I hope this isn t too much of a rant, but for as far as I read, I wouldn t recommend it Unfortunately I spent 9 of angift card on it