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Letters Home

(Letters Home #1)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  598 ratings  ·  146 reviews
Life is all about the jigsaw, right? Finding the different puzzle pieces to complete your very own picture. A career you love, a house to make a home, a lover to complete you, and keep you warm at night.

Danielle Renton has a life, and she loves it. A recent law school graduate, she’d been floored when her boyfriend, Nate Lewis, enlisted during their sophomore year of coll
239 pages
Published June 8th 2014
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~~4.5 HEARTS~~

*Received a copy from the publisher The Hype PR via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

This book was heartbreaking and heartwarming all at the same time. I love how Nate thought of Danielle's future and how he planned everything out to make sure she was taken care of and that she would continue to live. This book made me get choked up. It was all so realistic and I'm pretty sure there are a lot of readers that will and can relate to this story. It's well written and pulls a
3.5 Blubbering Stars

A copy was provided by the author for an honest review.

A coming-of-age story about a young couple, whose lives are torn apart, leaving the heroine left to pick up the pieces.

Danielle’s journey will take us through:
-meeting her husband as a teen
- dating him through college
-marrying him
-seeing him off as he joins the military
-tragic loss
-going through the motions
-finding a new friendship and support
-finding a second chance at love

This book made me a blubbering mess a
Aestas Book Blog
Jun 10, 2014 marked it as to-read
Shelves: now
I love the sound of this one!!!!

Okay so this is a hard story to describe without spoilers but I did just get spoilers about it and love the plotline.

Based on the blurb though, it's about a recent law school graduate who is surprised when her boyfriend enlists during college. They learn to adapt to the logistics of an army relationship but when her worst nightmare comes true, she has to pick up the pieces of her life and try to find happiness again...

PS - I'm told that it's a standalone (HEA)
Jun 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
I received a complimentary e-copy of Letters Home in exchange for an honest review.

Danielle and Nate are the golden couple. They've been dating since they first met in high school and have 9 years under their belts together. Their relationship has gotten stronger through the years, as Dani makes her way through law school and Nate enlists in the Army and even gets deployed for a few months. They are finally at the point where they are planning their wedding and planning their future together, w
Jun 14, 2014 rated it it was ok

It actually started pretty good but then turned sour. And by sour I mean quite disappointing. Nate's probably the only character I liked then came the impending demise. Sigh.
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
***This review may contain spoilers***

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Romance Readers Retreat
Mar 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a beautiful story of love and loss, it's about learning to be happy again the way you love would want you to be. This is the worst nightmare of every military family but such a beautiful story written brilliantly. I really did enjoy the story that Rebecca told and the characters she created. The letters were amazing and sweet and I'm going to say it again ... Beautiful!! This book in its essence is sweet and lovely, it had an impact I'll remember it for a long time.

Nate was a military ma
Jun 10, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
*reading copy provided by NetGalley*

This is a second chance romance.

Dani was in love with her first and only love, Nate, but life is unfair and he dies after they got married. He was a militar.
After months of struggling she is better but one day changes everything. A militar friend of her late husband shows with a letter and her life has a new name: Tanner.

How can she falls in love with Tanner if she is in love with Nate? How can her heart be big enough for them both?

This is a story about be
Jackie (No Bent Spines)
3.5 Stars
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I honestly can’t review this book without spoilers. Though, personally, I don’t especially consider it a real spoiler. I guessed the ‘curveball’ before I started the novel, expected it. If you haven’t guessed it, or have and don’t want your suspicions confirmed, please be warned that this review is completely packed with spoilers. Not about the ending, but about the first 30% of the novel. Thanks for reading!

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Laura Hampton
Jun 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 Emotional Stars.

This is the first book that I have read by Rebecca Brooke. I found it to be fairly well written. It also happens to be the first book, after hundreds that I have read and reviewed, that made me CRY!!! No, I did not ugly cry like a lot of readers describe, but I cried. You need to have a box of kleenex on hand for this one. Maybe I was more emotional with this read because I had just watched Lone Survivor. That movie nearly tore my heart out and I had the same damn feelings wi
Angela Ruble Scott
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Jun 10, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sweet-lovely
The blurb caught my attention. Having a brother in the Air Force and an Ex-BF (and still best friend) in the Navy, I know all about worrying. I know it's very difficult. So I really wanted this book to be a five star reading.

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I don't know what happened. The storyline was good. The first chapters were Adorable. Romantic. Very Emotional. I fell in love with Nate immediately. (view spoiler)
Eye Candy Bookstore
May 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited to read this book!

Dani had it all, the perfect boyfriend, new job, and a new apartment. Dani and Nate's lives started some years ago as they went through life's journey together. It was perfect, until that day in college when Nate said he had joined the army, but as true love works, they stuck together.

Dani is Nate's world and he hates leaving her but he has been given dates to be deployed. Their world starts to crumble then in true love fashion, they take the next step togeth
Jamie Rhodes
Jun 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Whew!! I could not put this book down. First and foremost get you some Kleenex. You will need it. Danielle and Nate have been together since they were juniors in high school. He made a decision to join the Army. She stuck by him even though the decision scared her to death. Dani and Nate were perfect together. I could tell by reading how much in love that they were. They were each others' lives. Tragedy strikes and Dani doesn't know how to cope. Rebecca does a great job of showing us what Dani a ...more
Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie
Warning!!! You need tissues and maybe ice-cream to read this book, but in the end the tissues and the extra calories are well worth the read!

Danielle is newly graduated from law school, about to take her bar exam and start at a family law practice. She has a awesome boyfriend(A Soldier) The love of her life. They just moved into a new apartment and life is going well. She has an awesome brother, and great friends too. Everything a girl could ask for and more. Then her life comes crashing down a
Heather andrews
Jun 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing

This book should have a better warning label on it, 'caution you'll need a million boxes of tissues'. This book is different from Rebecca's other books in the sense of the content, I almost stopped reading it and had the urge to throw my kindle against the wall for what had taken place in the book. I'm sure y'all can figure out what goes down from reading the blurb, but honestly I was expecting something totally different than what happened, and when I saw the title I was also expecting the book
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Jun 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a really brilliant well written story that had me gripped. Grab the tissues as this book will take you on an emotional rollercoster.

Danielle and Nate have been together since they were young. This is their story. The author did a great job of portraying the characters emotions. I'm really finding it hard to write this as I don't want to spoil it for anyone. All I can say is if I had the time I'd go straight to the beginning and read this story again. Yes it's that good.

Reading such a b
Jan 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: angst
This was a very good and moving story. My heart ached all the way through. There is a HEA, but not in the way you think and it still hurts.

Basically, if you want to "feel the feels" then this is the book for you. :)
Cara Webb
Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
emotional read

This is a book that will hit close to home for all military spouses. I know it did for me. I figured from the beginning that I would cry but I didn't realize just how much. This book was well written and I loved Nate, Dani, and of course Tanner!
Jul 05, 2014 rated it it was ok
If this book was a person, I would bitch slap it.
Sep 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
The errors in this book drove me insane!
All I have to say is Danielle is a lucky bitch. Seriously she gets one hot ass romantic army guy, then another one!
Claudine Van
Apr 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 Stars!!!
Sherry Draisen
Jan 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4 stars. Be prepared for the tissues. Danielle and Nate were high school sweethearts. Meeting in there junior year of high school, they became inseparable. First becoming friend's and then a lot more, even through college. Even when Nate decides to change his major and joins the Army, they are right there supporting each other. When Danielle passes the bar exam and gets hired at a law firm, Nate surprises with a surprise party and gives her a note that proposes to her! Accepting life is sometime ...more
Diane Heffner
Jul 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This is my first story by Rebecca Brooke I can say she had me crying though parts of the story. I was unsure when I started this story, because it start when they are in school but it end up not being a teen story, I will say she went through a lot in her twenties. It definitely had me thinking about what people go through when they are married to servicemen. I don't like to leave spoilers stop here because I think I did. I will leave you with this it is absolutely emotional heartfelt s
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

I love a good second-chance romance, and add in a little military, and you've hooked me. Rebecca Brooke did a wonderful job with Letters Home!

Danielle and Nate have been together since high school. When Nate enlists in the military while they're in college, they are still determined to make things work. They get married shortly before he deploys. Unfortunately, Danielle is left a widow, and struggles to move on. Months later, Tanner, the medic in Nate's unit, shows up to bring her a let
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a very emotional but well done book. I enjoyed the storyline, the emotions it pulled from me, and the ending was adorable. I really enjoyed all the characters and how relateable they were.
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Jun 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: blog-tours
I was really excited about this book when I first heard about it because I've read one of the books in this author's other series and loved it, so I was looking forward to reading more from her! This book was hauntingly beautiful! I knew it was going to be an absolute tear jerker before I even picked it up because the synopsis doesn't give too much away, but it gives you enough for you to possibly know what's going to happen in the plot! I have to say that I only glanced over the synopsis before ...more
Jun 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Complimentary copy provided by author for an honest review.

Where to start? First off, be warned, you will need a box of Kleenex to get through this book! Don't say I didn't warn you!

I absolutely loved this story of Danielle and Nate is so beautiful and tragic, and Tanner is just OMG Swoonworthy! Danielle and Nate have been high school sweethearts and have been together through so much, her in Law School, Nate deciding to join the Army and surviving deployments and time apart. Just when everythin
Home. Love. Books.
Sep 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I have kind of a love/hate relationship with military books, sometimes the come off too cliche and don’t read as authentic but sometimes authors get it just right and then I really love them. I was happy to see that this book fell into the good category. I do want to mention that this book is quite heavy. If you are a military wife this book might be a little tough for you to read in places (as an army wife myself,
Jennifer Marie
Jul 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Letters Home by Rebecca Brooke

Review by Jen (BestSellers & BestStellars)

Letters Home was such an emotional, but beautiful story. You feel like you are part of the story, feeling everything that the characters are going through. I am warning you in advance, you are going to need a ton of tissues. It was filled with so much emotion, you can’t help but cry, and trust me, it was worth it. I really loved this book, and Rebecca Brooke did a great job with this story.

I loved Danielle. She’s such a stro
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Rebecca Brooke is the author of the Traded Series, as well as other contemporary and paranormal books. She grew up in the shore towns of South Jersey. She loves to hit the beach, but always with her kindle on hand. She is married to the most wonderful man, who puts up with all of her craziness. Together they have two beautiful children who keep her on her toes. When she

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