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THE LETTER KATHRYN HUGHES

October 21, 2015

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THE LETTER KATHRYN HUGHES

Tina Craig longs to escape her violent husband. She works all the hours God sends to save up enough money to leave him, also volunteering in a charity shop to avoid her unhappy home. Whilst going through the pockets of a second-hand suit, she comes across an old letter, the envelope firmly sealed and unfranked. Tina opens the letter and reads it – a decision that will alter the course of her life for ever…Billy Stirling knows he has been a fool, but hopes he can put things right. On 4th September 1939 he sits down to write the letter he hopes will change his future. It does – in more ways than he can ever imagine…

 

MY REVIEW

Every so often a love story comes along to remind us that sometimes, in our darkest hour, hope shines a candle to light our way.
Tina Craig  works all the hours she can and volunteers in a charity shop in Manchester to avoid going home to her drunken abusive partner. After all it was her wages that paid the rent, while Rick spent his time getting drunk and betting. Tina can not take any more of Rick’s abusive drunken ways and leaves him.
In Tina’s bag she found a letter that she had found in old suit in the charity shop address to My darling Christina and was signed from Billy. Tina found a bond with this Chrissie as Tina was christened Christina. Tina wondered what happened to Chrissie and their baby. Tina thought maybe she could try to find out who these people were and deliver the letter to its rightful recipient. At least it would welcome distraction from all her other problems since she has left Rick.The letter has moving themes of love and loss. It has brought many readers to tears.

 

 

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