Book Description: An old love letter found in the glove compartment of a young woman's inherited 1972 Volkswagen propels her to leave her life in Los Angeles and go to the small town of Capitola, California. There her dream of finding the writer of the letter leads her on an unexpected journey that changes her life forever.
Claire James, age twenty-three, is ready to make it on her own. When she's fired from her job as a waitress and subsequently kicked out of her sister's home, she sees it as an opportunity to start over. But even before moving, a thirty-five-year-old love letter written to her mother keeps Claire stuck in the past. Michael Thompson, a middle-aged real estate agent, wants to keep the past where it belongs--at least until his grown daughter is married. But, then a young woman comes to town . . .
My Review: I enjoy a chick lit read! Delivered with Love is about Claire a twenty-three year old who has been the primary caregiver of her gravely ill mother. When her mother dies from a long bout with cancer Claire's sister "kicks" her out of her home because Claire can't pay the rent.
Claire figures this is a good time to move on and find out all about "the letter" that she found after her mother's death. So, Claire heads out.
Her story creates a "map" as she finds new people who help Claire to find a little bit of herself along each path.
All along the road of life Claire suffers with feelings of inadequacy, her fears and her low self esteem but at each "stop" little by little Claire comes to grips with being who God created her to be.
Of course, there's romance and the mystery of the letter Claire found.
This read starts out slowly but it does keep one's interest in finding out about the letter and where Claire will end up in life.
A light, fun read!
*This ebook was provided for review by NetGalley and Abingdon Press*
About the Author:
Sherry Kyle is a graduate of Biola University with a degree in Communications, and a minor in Bible. Her book for tween girls titled The Christian Girl's Guide to Style all about beauty, fashion, and character will be released from Legacy Press in September 2010. And her debut contemporary novel, Delivered with Love, will be released from Abingdon Press in the Spring 2011. Sherry and her husband have four children, three biological and one by adoption. When she isn't writing, she enjoys jazz concerts, watching movies, reading and spending time with her family and friends. She lives in California. You can find her on the web at: www.sherrykyle.com