• Alexis Newlin

Book Review- The Love Note

Happy December y'all!


Here's another great read from Revell. This time, I got to read The Love Note by Joanna Davidson Politano. I got to do more time travel with this book, back to the Victorian era. I loved this book and I think you're going to as well.

About the Book: Focused on a career in medicine and not on romance, Willa Duvall is thrown slightly off course during the summer of 1865 when she discovers a never-opened love letter in a crack of her old writing desk. Compelled to find the passionate soul who penned it and the person who never received it, she takes a job as a nurse at the seaside estate of Crestwicke Manor.


Everyone at Crestwicke has feelings--mostly negative ones--about the man who wrote the letter, but he seems to have disappeared. With plenty of enticing clues but few answers, Willa's search becomes even more complicated when she misplaces the letter and it passes from person to person in the house, each finding a thrilling or disheartening message in its words.


Laced with mysteries large and small, this romantic Victorian-era tale of love lost, love deferred, and love found is sure to delight.

About the Author: Joanna Davidson Politano freelances for a small nonfiction publisher but spends much of her time spinning tales that capture the colorful, exquisite details in ordinary lives. Her debut novel, Lady Jayne Disappears, releases October 3 from Revell. She lives with her husband and their two babies in a house in the woods and shares stories that move her at www.jdpstories.com.

My Review: This is the sweetest love story, well multiple love stories. WIlla is an aspiring doctor who's sex prevents her from becoming a doctor. After declining several marriage proposals, and the threat of being married off by her father, she finds herself a position as a nurse at Crestwicke. A letter leads her there and she hopes to find it's owner. I love meeting all the characters at Crestwicke, especially Aunt Maisey, who seems to be her oasis in a dark place. I loved reading WIlla's inner dialogue about her aversion to love and yet while playing match maker, she finds herself in an unlikely love story. This book is about redemption, forgivingness and second chances. I absolulely loved it and had a difficult time putting it down. I hope this becomes a movie!

Thanks for reading; until next time!

~Alexis

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