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In this collection of brand-new historical novellas from four outstanding storytellers, four young women find their lives altered after each receives a letter that sets her on a new path toward a changed life--and perhaps lifelong love. From a Hudson River steamboat to a lush drawing room, from a carousel carver's workshop to a remote and controversial hospital, readers wi ...more
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Published April 1st 2014 by Fleming H. Revell Company (first published March 25th 2014)
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Sanda
Jul 04, 2014 rated it liked it
I really liked the concept of this collection of four romance novellas. Each one of the stories is set in a different period of American history (1825, 1858, 1892, and 1911) and each case after reading the story, the reader gets a unique glimpse at what inspired each one of the stories. It is quite rare to be allowed that kind of intimacy with the authors, right after experiencing the world they created. I also noted another common denominator among the four stories - each one featured a strong- ...more
Tima
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was ok
Four women receive letters that change the course of their lives in these four novellas. Each story has the common thread of the main female character receiving a letter that sent her on a journey. All of the stories also share the common thread of romance. But otherwise, each novella stands alone and gives a little taste of each author's writing style.

As with any novella, it really takes a talented author to get character development and romance crammed into such a short space. But two of these
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Melissa
Apr 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Every time I started one of the novellas in this book I thought, I think this one will be my favorite. When it comes down to it I enjoyed them all equally. What a talented group of authors who contributed to this lovely book.

It amazes me what these writers can accomplish in less than a hundred pages. They can create a beautiful story world, wonderful characters and sweeping romance. Of course it all happens a lot faster than in a full length novel.

I have to say I was drawn a lot to the character
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Tina
Mar 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Sincerely Yours, a Novella Collection*****
by Jane Kirkpatrick, Amanda Cabot, Laurie Alice Eakes and Ann Shorey

Sincerely Yours is a collection of four historical romances set in the 1800's, written by four different authors. Each book is a stand-alone book but have a common thread—each young woman in the stories have received a letter that takes them on a journey beyond what they had imaged.

~Moonlight Promise by Laurie Alice Eakes
Highborn English lady Camilla Renfrew receives a letter from her
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Kathleen E.
Apr 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Sincerely Yours ~ Jane Kirkpatrick, Amanda Cabot, Laurie Alice Eakes, and Ann Shorey ~ © 2014
A Novella Collection

A Moonlight Promise ~ by Laurie Alice Eakes

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
2 Corinthians 12:9

New York City ~ 1825
With the rain pelting down, Camilla Renfrew ran down the dock to the last steamb
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Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
About this book:

“Four unexpected letters. Four intrepid women. Four lives changed forever.
Spanning a century and a continent, these romantic novellas will lead you on a journey through the landscape of love. Four young women find their lives altered after each receives a letter that sets her on a new path. From a Hudson River steamboat to a lush drawing room, from a carousel carver's workshop to a remote hospital, you'll be swept into the lives of women who are making their way in the world and
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Michelle Morgan
Mar 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sincerely Yours is a collection of four novellas. Four unexpected letters lead to four lives changes forever. I really enjoyed all four novellas and found them all to be great historical Christian Fiction books. This is the first book I have read by each author, I found all the novellas to be compelling and well thought out with an enjoyable historical aspect. I give Sincerely Yours 5 stars and recommend it to all lovers of Christian Historical Fiction.

A Moonlight Promise by Laurie Alice Eakes
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Kim
Mar 11, 2014 rated it liked it
Sincerely Yours ~ Four unexpected letters. Four intrepid women. Four lives changed forever.
Rating: 3.5/5

Meet four incredible women living in different times in America as they struggle to find their place and find love along the way. With each letter, each young woman begins a new adventure that launches them into their destiny.

Moonlight Promise by Laurie Alice Eakes
After Camilla Renfrew receives a letter offering her a job, she leaves everything she has ever known in England to escape to Americ
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Mardell
Apr 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I read a new volume of novellas titled Sincerely Yours written by Jane Kirkpatrick, Amanda Cabot, Laurie Alice Eakes and Ann Shorey. I like the format of the novella; shorter than a novel but longer than a short story. The stories in this book have one thing in common: a letter received that can forever change the life of the one who receives it.

Moonlight Promise by Laurie Alice Eakes is about a young woman from England who lost her rank and fortune and came to America to begin a new life. Ameri
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Laura
Mar 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Title: SINCERELY YOURS
Authors: Laurie Alice Eakes, Jane Kirkpatrick, Ann Shorey, Amanda Cabot
Publisher: Revell
April 2014
ISBN: 978-0800722043
Genre: Historical novella collection



Four unexpected letters. Four intrepid women. Four lives changed forever.

Spanning a century and a continent, these romantic novellas will lead you on a journey through the landscape of love. Four young women find their lives altered after each receives a letter that sets her on a new path. From a Hudson River steamboat to
...more
ASC Book Reviews
Apr 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Home run!!! I jumped at the chance to read this book because I knew and love two authors, wanted to read one, and the other is new to me! :) I was not disappointed!

First it begins with Laurie's great tale on a steamboat! :) I love her way with words, and as she always does for me Laurie grabbed me from the beginning with a GREAT start and then wouldn't let go! The characters and circumstances are great. Some secrets lie within this story as the main characters come to learn what is truly importa
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Rachael
Mar 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: novellas
Laurie Alice Eakes, Amanda Cabot, Ann Shorey, and Jane Kirkpatrick work together to compile a collection of novellas spanning a century - stories in which each begins with a letter . . .

Laurie Alice Eakes' "Moonlight Promise" begins with an invitation - for the destitute Camilla of England to join an American friend on a journey through the newly completed Erie Canal. Unfortunately, Camilla has to make a certain deadline, and the debt collector on her trail is not helping matters, nor the rivalr
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Lisa Johnson
Apr 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Title: Sincerely Yours (A Novella Collection)
Authors: Jane Kirkpatrick, Amanda Cabot, Laurie Alice Eakes, and Ann Shorey
Pages: 372
Year: 2014
Publisher: Revell
Moonlight Promise by Laurie Alice Eakes
Camilla Renfrew is on the run. She has a debt collector on her heels. She jumps aboard a ship bound for Albany, New York and an old friend who has promised her a job. The year is 1825 and Nathaniel Black is trying desperately to raise enough money to buy out his other two partners to achieve his life’s
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Sarah Vanscoyoc
May 04, 2014 rated it liked it
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Good book! 3 1/2 stars
I should probably start by saying that I don’t generally care for novellas that much, so you should keep that in mind while reading my review.
This is Revell’s (a division of Baker Publishing Group) first historical novella collection, featuring the well-loved authors Amanda Cabot, Laurie Alice Eakes, Jane Kirkpatrick, and Ann Shorey. I had only read 2 of the authors’ books, so I wasn’t sure what to anticipate. I’m sorry to say that I didn’t enjoy it as much as I had hoped.
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Edythe Hamilton
Apr 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A Moonlight Promise by Laurie Alice Eakes
Year of 1895. Camilla Renfrew has been invites to join her best friend, Joanna, for a journey to the Great Lakes. She has been offered a position in Joanna’s household. She must find a way to reach her before they leave from Albany. Camilla jumps onto a rising gangway, almost missing it. Captain Black, co-owner of the ship Marianne, is not at all pleased with her antics. Camilla has a secret that puts her life in danger. Captain Black has his problems kee
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Debbie Lester
Apr 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sincerely Yours is the first anthology from Revell Books, but hopefully not the last. With four award winning authors all writing a short piece based on "letters," this is book that will captivate and introduce readers to each authors style and voice. Each story is Christian based and incorporates issues of faith as well as an entertaining historical background. Fans of Jane Kirkpatrick, Amanda Cabot, Ann Shorey and Laurie Alice Eakes will love this one and new readers will find four new authors ...more
Jalynn Patterson
Apr 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
About the Book:

In this collection of brand-new historical novellas from four outstanding storytellers, four young women find their lives altered after each receives a letter that sets her on a new path toward a changed life--and perhaps lifelong love. From a Hudson River steamboat to a lush drawing room, from a carousel carver's workshop to a remote and controversial hospital, readers will love being swept into the lives of four young women who are making their way in the world and finding love
...more
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I've enjoyed the ease of reading these four historical novellas. Each is a standalone story that has been combined to form one historical novel offering a variety of faith based inspy reading. Providing the perfect reading break when your time is limited!


A MOONLIGHT PROMISE by Laurie Alice Eakes {completed April 29}
Steamboat romance finds our heroine, Camilla Renfrew,
when she responds to a letter inviting her to a position in America. On the run from a dismal and dangerous turn in her English fa
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Larik
Apr 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sincerely Yours
I love historical novellas, but this collection has overpasses many of which I have read. Though romantic, touching, and funny at some parts these four stories were set in a specific historical event. The brief note from the authors, with the true events of the history set right after each novella, were very informative and greatly appreciated. A Moonlight Promise Camilla is running from the consequences of the death of her wasteful brother and his debts. So the letter from a fri
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Victor Gentile
Mar 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Amanda Cabot, Ann Shorey, Laurie Alice Eakes and Jane Kirkpatrick team up in their new book, “Sincerely Yours” published by Revell to bring us A Novella Collection.

From the Back Cover: Four unexpected letters. Four intrepid women. Four lives changed forever.

Spanning a century and a continent, these romantic novellas will lead you on a journey through the landscape of love. Four young women find their lives altered after each receives a letter that sets her on a new path. From a Hudson River stea
...more
Brittany
Mar 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
As a fan of novellas, I am particularly fond of these books that contain a collection of stories. It is also fun when the novellas have some kind of common thread. Sincerely Yours is a collection of four novellas and their common theme involves a letter received by the heroine of each story. The novellas are in no other way connected – they stand alone. In each story, a woman receives a letter that impacts her life in some way and drives her to an action that becomes the storyline of the novella ...more
Abbie Riddle
Apr 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Four of my favorite historical fiction writers all in one book...what more could one ask for? This is a neat little compilation of novellas based on letters. Each one unique and wonderful in it's own right and short enough to read in one setting or two at tops. This makes the stories perfect for the mom on the run!

Moonlight Promise by Laurie Alice Eakes
Camilla Renfrew boards a steam ship wanting to leave behind her drama and suspense only to find herself tangled in the midst of it. This book is
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Hayden
From my earlier rant on novellas you’d think I’d stay away from them…alas, I can be somewhat of a hypocrite at times. But it’s not novellas or short stories themselves I have a problem with; it’s just that if they’re not done well I get easily annoyed with them. But when I saw this anthology, I was attracted to the lovely cover…and pretty covers are defintely my downfall. Not to mention, after reading some very large, thick classics, I needed an easy read.

The first story, A Moonlight Promise (b
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Donna Mcginnis
Jun 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
I love to read novellas and enjoyed all of these. Each author is very talented and have included historical information, some humor, suspense, adventure, romance and more with well developed characters. Each story evolves around a letter which each of the women receive that leads them down an unknown path that changes their lives.

Moonlight Promises by Laurie Alice Eakes
The setting is on the Hudson River in 1825. Camilla Renfrew has been sent a letter from her friend offering her a position. She
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Carol
Jun 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Sincerely Yours is a delightful read. It is a collection of four
historical Christian fiction novellas. Each of the four sections
develops after the principal character in each novella receives
a letter. The letters set each young woman on a path that will
alter their lives.
The book has adventure, suspense and surprise situations. It is
combined with mystery, historical descriptions, some laughable
moments and romance. A smorgasbord of writing talents
showing how the four young women discover how t
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Julie Barrett
May 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Sincerely Yours
Anthology by 4 different authors.
A Moonlight Promise by Laurie Alice Eakes
1850's This tale is about the adventures of Camilla and she has come all the way from England in hopes of catching up with her friend.
She jumped onto a ship and went up north heading towards Albany. Many mishaps along the way that delay them in arriving in time for her to meet her friend. Captain finds out more details of her past....
She becomes friends with the Captain, Captain Black over many a night. When
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Jasmine
Mar 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A Moonlight Promise
This was my first story by Laurie Alice Eakes and I sincerely enjoyed A Moonlight Promise. It was a sweet story with just enough danger to make it a satisfying read. Camilla and Nathaniel's reliance on faith in God in the face of difficult circumstances is worth admiring. I absolutely loved the historical steamboat details, who knew that the Mark Twain steamboats were nothing like the earlier ones at all?

Lessons In Love
A gentle love story about a shy girl with a secret –
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Marilyn Johnson
May 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Moonlight Promise by Laurie Alice Eakes - Camilla is running from things beyond her control. Raised as a true Lady, she is not really prepared for what is ahead. She never imagined running into the handsome Captain Black. She is a determined girls who knows she is not the best catch around. Captain Black is an opinionated Captain good at his job, yet needs to make a good run this trip and does not need the distraction of a woman. Can they keep their thread of faith and trust each other and the L ...more
Becky
Mar 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014reviews
Sincerely Yours is a novella collection with a letter-writing theme of sorts. (I felt the letter-theme was weak, at best, which turned out to be fine since the stories themselves were so strong.) The four novellas are:

A Moonlight Promise by Laurie Alice Eakes
Lessons in Love by Ann Shorey
One Little Word by Amanda Cabot
A Saving Grace by Jane Kirkpatrick

Each novella is under a hundred pages. Each is historical romance.

A Moonlight Promise is the "steamboat" romance. Miss Camilla Renfrew finds hersel
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Karen
Apr 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I read a lot of books, most of which are novels, that work very hard to engage your whole brain as you make your way through meeting the characters, getting lost in their problem, and then going with them through the climax of the story to the ending. Sometimes, though, when you read a lot of deep and intricate plot lines, your brain needs a break. You just want a nice, light story that doesn't make you think overly hard. A story that makes you smile and maybe, hopefully, even laugh.

I am happy
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