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4.01  ·  Rating details ·  297 ratings  ·  56 reviews
In a rural French village, a letter is delivered decades late, inspiring a young woman to try to reunite two star-crossed lovers . . . Middle school teacher by day, romance writer by night, and group knitter on Tuesday evenings, Flavie Richalet leads a fairly uneventful life-until she receives a long delayed letter meant for a total stranger. Postmarked 1971, the yellowed ...more
Paperback, 178 pages
Published June 13th 2017 by Kensington Publishing Corporation (first published February 11th 2015)
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Deanne Patterson
I haven't read such a swoon worthy book in quite awhile! While I visited France, through this book, I was starry eyed and dreamy! Flavie Richalet is a school teacher by day and a romance novelist by night. She leads a humdrum life until she receives a letter dated 1971 that the post office had lost for 45 years. This yellowed envelope, addressed to an Amélie Lacombe, contained a declaration of love and a proposal and it was simply signed E. What really got to me was the dual times lines in this ...more
☕️Hélène⚜️
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kobo-books
(Spolilers)This was my purple colour for August. I have never read a book by this author, this book was originaly in french LE TEMPS VOLÉ. A sweet story about love found in 1971 but then lost for 4 decades until a mystery letter was delivered 4 decades later . Flavie the owner of the house opened it and it picked her curiosity and to find E and Amélie. Four decades later the love birds found each other and love blossomed.
It shows the power of love and not to loose faith. I totaly enjoyed this eb
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Pandora Black
C'est meugnon tout plein ♥ ...more
Gaele
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
When a letter lost in the post for decades is delivered to a middle-school teacher / author in a small French village, the questions become overwhelming. Addresseed to Amalie, and signed only with an E, Flavie is determined to ferret out the who, the why and perhaps where of the two lovers lost in the vagaries of La Poste. With a premise liket that, anyone who loves romance, history and a little mystery would be hooked (I was) and when you add in the French setting, you can’t look away.

But this
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MlleLambert
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Je peux donner 6 étoiles??
Terri
Jun 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Review also found at http://kristineandterri.blogspot.ca/2...

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you!  It is set to be released on June 13th.

The synopsis of this book is what made me decide to read it.  A letter is received 45 years after it is sent?  The person who receives it sets out to discover what happened to those involved? Of course I wanted to read it, this is exactly the kind of thing that I actively seek ou
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Cécile
Jul 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
L'héroïne dit à un moment, à propos du gite où elle dort, qu'il est chaleureux, accueillant et douillet.
Hé bien... on peut en dire de même de ce livre.
C'est doux, douillet, chaleureux, original, avec un pointe de mélancolie.
On suit deux histoires en parallèle, deux histoires liées par une lettre et 43 ans.

Et si je regrette la rapidité de certains événements et émotions des personnages, j'ai quand même passé un moment très sympa avec Flavie, Rom, Erwan, Amélie, et tous leurs proches.
C'est migno
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Toglietemi tutto, ma non i miei libri
Due storie che corrono parallele ma lontane nel tempo, un amore perduto ma mai dimentico e un altro in procinto di sbocciare.
Una lettura carica di romanticismo, in cui si ripercorrono le tracce di un antico amore mai dimenticato.

"Nonostante la lontananza e lo scorrere del tempo, l'amava follemente e appassionatamente."

Con una narrazione soave e semplice, ci viene raccontata una trama dolce, affascinante, piena di speranza e voglia di combattere per il vero amore.
Trama che coinvolge personaggi no
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statement_not_mainstream
3,5/5 Sternen

Flavie, eine junge & lebensfrohe Lehrerin, erreicht ein geheimnisvoller Brief, welcher mit 43-jähriger Verspätung, an einem Dienstag überraschend in ihrem Postkasten landet. Der Absender, ein gewisser "E", welcher an eine Amélie im Jahr 1971 schreibt. Der Inhalt...ein sehr persönlicher.
Mit etlichen Fragezeichen im Gepäck und übermannt von den Gefühlen in diesem Brief, ist Flavie fest entschlossen, auf eigene Faust Nachforschungen betreffend dem Absender anzustellen & begegnet auf ih
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Meghan Lloyd
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One of the most romantic stories I have read so far this year! Chloé Duval reeled me in with her beautiful writing and amazing characters, and I stayed connected throughout the entire book. I started reading it around 8:30am and I finished in two hours. I could not put it down!

A history teacher by day and a romance writer by night, Flavie Richalet is a sweet soul easily captured by the past and yearning for love in the future. When a mysterious letter arrives on her doorstep, address to Lili, sh
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Alice
Apr 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mlle Alice, pouvez-vous nous raconter votre rencontre avec Le Temps Volé ?
"Sur la blogosphère, il arrive que l'on fasse de jolies rencontres et pour moi ce fut le cas de Chloé. C'est pour cela que je voulais à tout prix lire ce roman dont la couverture est, en plus, pleine de promesses."

Dites-nous en un peu plus sur son histoire...
"Flavie, jeune professeur qui écrit à ses heures perdues, reçoit un jour, dans sa petite maison de Bretagne, une lettre d'amour bouleversante. Mais cette lettre ne l
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Rinou
3,5/5 ?
Une histoire qui alterne un style à la première personne avec quelques passages à la 3e personne peu nombreux. Il y a quelques clichés, et on peut regretter que l'histoire en elle-même tout comme les sentiments soient un peu rapides, mais l'ensemble est tout mignon et léger comme une bulle.

A story that alternates a first person POV with a few third person POV parts. There are some clichés, and we can regret that the story itself and the feelings are a little fast, but the whole is cute an
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Lady Delacour
Happy I chose to
skip the Prologue.
Story was better by
not having the ending
in the beginning.
3 Enjoyable Stars.
Listened with TTS.
Mildly Not Clean.
A Little Foul Language.
Mycoton32
Apr 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
http://www.leslecturesdemylene.com/20...

17/20 - Une très jolie romance toute en douceur !
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Aaly
Feb 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-books-ever
Ma chère Chloé, je suis ravie d'avoir fait ta connaissance à travers un super groupe de lecture avec de supers nanas qui ont une passion pour les livres, David Gandy, Penny Reid et bien sur le tricot!!!
J'ai énormément aimé cette fabuleuse histoire! J'en ai encore le sourire aux lèvres!

Full review to come! ;-)

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Cette histoire m'a captivée du début à la fin, à travers la réception d'une lettre perdue par la poste se retrouvant dans les mains de Flavie, professeu
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Emi
Nov 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


Pratiquement un coup de coeur!!

En cette triste période, j'avais besoin d'un livre doudou.
Un livre dans lequel je pourrai me plonger avec bonheur. Un livre qui me collerait un sourire au visage. Un livre qui me permettrait de m'immerger dans l'univers créé par l'auteur avec délectation.

Flavie est une héroïne des temps moderne. Prof d'histoire, écrivaine pour elle et ses copines à ses heures perdues, fan de tricot, cuisinant des pâtisseries.
Et un jour elle reçoit une lettre.
Mais pas n'importe qu
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Claire Csirene
May 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Voila , je viens de lire le dernier mot de ce roman que je n'ai pas pu lâcher...
Cela faisait bien longtemps que je n'avais lu une romance de cette qualité. Le style est fluide et moderne. On toucherait presque du doigt les personnages tellement ils sont attachant, les principaux comme les subalternes. Et puis il y a des trouvailles truculentes comme ce club des tricoteuses qui tricotent des pulls pour des manchots ! Oui, j'ai vérifié les pulls pour des manchots, ça existe.

L'histoire est une con
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Amélie
Feb 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
C'est frais, mignon, drôle, ça mange pas de pain... un vrai plaisir à lire ! Et j'aime beaucoup l'écriture, comme d'habitude.

Mon préféré des trois romances de l'auteure demeure la première, Parce que c'est toi, mais celle-là était également très chouette !

(J'ajouterai néanmoins mon bémol habituel sur le travail d'édition de Bragelonne/Milady... des coquilles, des coquilles, encore des coquilles !)
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Julia
May 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
J'ai beaucoup aimé ce roman tout doux, très tendre.
J'ai eu le sourire durant ma lecture et j'ai adoré suivre l'histoire d'erwan et Amélie.
Le début du roman est un peu mois fluide, mais cela passe vite et on se retrouve très vite happé par l'histoire et les personnages.
Une jolie romance sucrée comme il faut qui remplit son contrat :)
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Nanou
Nov 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ah Romaric *soupiiiiirs* ♥
Mélanie
Mar 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
C'est un véritable coup de cœur pour ce roman qui m'a totalement bouleversée. L'émotion fleuri à chaque page, dans chaque mot, pour mieux vous habiter et vous faire vibrer au rythme de la quête de Flavie.

Cette quête, qu'elle entreprend par envie, par son côté fleur bleue et par réelle curiosité, va lui apporter bien plus que ce qu'elle avait envisagé et chambouler sa vie, dans tous les sens du terme.

Flavie est une jeune femme éblouissante. J'ai tout aimé dans son caractère : sa gentillesse, son
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Sonia Donelli
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
http://www.esmeraldaviaggielibri.it/l...

Recensione di Francesca – La lettera segreta romanzo che fa parte della collana narrativa moderna pubblicata da Garzanti e scritta da Chloé Duval.

Cari Smeraldi, cosa avreste fatto se una mattina, nella vostra cassetta della posta, aveste trovato una lettera spedita più di quarant’anni fa?

Flavie è una professoressa di storia e geografia e per hobby si diletta a scrivere romanzi rosa. Vive in un paese in riva al mare nella regione della Bretagna e una mattin
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Il confine dei libri
Ben trovate, amiche di "disagio".
Quest'oggi vi racconto un po' dell'ultimo romanzo che la Garzanti ha gentilmente omaggiato al blog.
Si tratta de "La lettera segreta" di Chloè Duval, uscito proprio i primi giorni di settembre.
Flavie è un'insegnante di Storia e Geografia presso il liceo del paesino in cui vive, Kerouac in Francia. È single e vive tutta da sola in una casa che ha comprato dopo essersene innamorata a prima vista. Ha un gruppo di amiche affiatate con le quali si riunisce in un club d
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Kathy Rouchelle
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Stolen Time is a brilliantly written story about a second chance at love that has spanned more than 45 years. It started with a letter, a mystery for Flavie to solve, one that once she is able to find all the missing pieces, or most of them would not only lead her to the author of that letter, but to his nephew as well, and a possible future that would give her what she thought only happened in the books that she wrote.

The characters are very well written and quite charming and extremely likabl
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Domenica Puglisi
Anche in questo romanzo c'è una piccola componente di ritorno al passato, ma per forza di cose, direi, anche se non così marcata come in altri romanzi.
Il titolo del libro fa intuire un po' la trama: una lettera recapitata circa quarant'anni dopo ad una persona diversa che ha rimpiazzato i vecchi inquilini della casa.
Siamo in Francia, a Kerouac. Flavie insegna storia e geografia nel liceo locale, scrive romanzi per passione e adora sferruzzare a maglia con le amiche del club.
Un giorno come tanti
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Annette
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Flavie lives in a beautiful small village in France. She is a middle school teacher, she writes novels and she is a dedicated knitter. Her home is an historic house and one day she receives a letter from 1971 which is addressed to a former tenant in the house.

Being a curious person, Flavie cannot help herself. She opens the letter and finds that it is a love letter to Amalie. But, there is no return address nor is there a name. The signature is simply E.

Thus begins a search by Flavie. She invest
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dubh
Jul 16, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kann der Brief eines fremden Menschen dein eigenes Leben verändern?

Flavie ist eine Lehrerin und gleichzeitig Autorin etlicher unveröffentlichter Liebesromanen, die allesamt in ihrer Schublade liegen, als sie eines Tages einen Brief eines ihr unbekannten Mannes erhält. Das beiligende Entschuldigungsschreiben der Post verrät, dass der Brief vor über 40 Jahren hätte zugestellt werden müssen. Um wen handelt es sich bei dem jungen E., der eine Amélie mit eindringlichen Zeilen bittet, mit ihm ein neue
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Aleksandar  Sogno tra i libri Blog
Era da tempo che non mi capitava di leggere un romanzo così intenso; un romanzo che leggi credendo che fosse infinito e, all'improvviso, ti trovi alla fine con le lacrime agli occhi. Se all'inizio parte un po’ a ritmi lenti, come quasi tutti i romanzi, con l'arrivo della lettera il mistero si infittisce. Ci troviamo a percorrere ogni passo che Flavie decide di compiere per scoprire il mistero della lettera. Cerchiamo anche di anticiparla per suggerire nuove soluzioni di modo da arrivare prima al ...more
Mary Dean
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was such an enchanting journey. The story is set in France. Flavie Richalet is a teacher and romance writer. She receives a letter with an apology from the post office because it is a delayed delivery. It is postmarked 1971! It is a love letter from E to Amelie Lacombe. Flavie is a historian and romantic and she begins on the journey to find more about these two and their story. She ends up trying to reunite these two former lovers whose love story only ended due to miscommunication, a lett ...more
Cristina Cumbo
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sono rimasta affascinata solo leggendo le prime righe della quarta di copertina, forse perché il mio animo archeologico non sa resistere di fronte alla possibilità di scoprire qualcosa in più riguardo due soli nomi scritti su una lettera datata e risalente a tanto tempo fa. E Flavie, da brava storica, non se lo fa ripetere due volte, arrivando a indagare e a trovare Erwan ed Amélie che tanto si erano amati. Chissà se quella storia reale potrà diventare d'ispirazione per uno dei suoi romanzi? Tra ...more
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