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4.40  ·  Rating details ·  126 ratings  ·  100 reviews
For three years, Penny Ercanbeck has been opening other people's mail. Dead ends are a reality for clerks at the Dead Letter Office. Still she dreams of something more--a bit of intrigue, a taste of romance, or at least a touch less loneliness. When a letter from a brokenhearted man to his one true love falls into her hands, Penny seizes this chance to do something heroic. ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published July 2nd 2019 by Fleming H. Revell Company (first published July 2019)
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Dawn
Jan 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Reading for endorsement. ❤
July 2019 release date.

“Reminiscent of Grace Livingston Hill’s enchanting novels filled with adorable heroines and sweet love stories, Yours Truly, Thomas is a pure and simple romance sure to delight readers.”
—Dawn Crandall, award-winning author of The Everstone Chronicles series
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Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
4 stars. I believe I still liked "The Hope of Azure Springs" more, but this one was sweet too. :)

{{Official Content Review to Come.}}
Sarah Grace Grzy
Rachel Fordham's sophomore novel, Yours Truly, Thomas, is as delightful as her debut, The Hope of Azure Springs! From cover to interior formatting to the story itself, this historical fiction novel is a beautiful journey.

Penny and Thomas are wonderfully realistic and charming characters. I must admit, I struggled to get into the story in the beginning, but a few chapters in and I was hooked. Penny is a bit naive, but I think that only adds to the attractiveness of her character. Thomas is runni
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Staci
Jun 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2019
Letter writing is pretty rare these days. I have fond memories of writing and receiving letters throughout my school days extending into college. There is something special about receiving a written letter. I can relate to Penny in that way. Penny works in the dead letter department in Washington DC. Who knew there was such a thing? She and others in her department read undelivered letters and try to find their intended destination.

Rachel Fordham's sophomore novel is just as sweet as her debut.
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Amanda Tero
Jun 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The premise of this story was amazing: a dead letter office worker who feels pity for a man who’s running out west yet yearning for his love back home. As the story unfolds, there are many more juicy story bits that are creative, but it’d spoil it to tell you.

The romance in this story was sweet and there really wasn’t any moment I felt it was inappropriate. Penny is definitely a romantic dreamer at heart, but she does get a taste of reality through the story.

There were references to God and thin
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Maureen Timerman
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
We are back in Azure Springs, Iowa and have visits with former characters from The Hope of Azure Springs, and it is beginning to feel like home!
We first meet Penny when she is working in the Dead Letter Office, a different sounding job, and they are on the lookout for valuables to the delight of the Government, but she is drawn to a letter from a man she has yet to meet, Thomas.
Thomas is running from his past, but fate has placed him in Azure Springs, and he seems to like it here, but danger doe
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Danielle Urban
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yours Truly, Thomas by Rachel Fordham is an emotionally engaging Christian novel. I found myself deeply immersed into the characters' lives. What they felt and saw, I too felt and saw. A young woman works at a dead letter office. Letters that get lost or cannot find their destination are sent to the office. Penny reads the letters. Sometimes, she can feel a connection with the writer of the letters. One of these letter writers has deeply touched Penny. It comes to a time, when Penny decides to g ...more
Dana Michael
Jun 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Yours Truly, Thomas is a sweet historical romance. It is about a young woman who works at the dead mail center in Washinfton DC. She is a bit of a romantic and fell in love with the author of a letter she read. She goes in pursuit of the author. This is a cute book if you are in the mood for a light romantic read.
3.5 stars
*I was give a copy of this book by the publisher. This is my honest opinion.
Dana Michael
Jun 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yours Truly, Thomas is a sweet romance. It is about a young woman who works at the dead mail center in Washinfton DC. She is a bit of a romantic and fell in love with the author of a letter she read. She goes in pursuit of the author. This is a cute book if you are in the mood for a light romantic read.
3.5 stars
*I was give a copy of this book by the publisher. This is my honest opinion.
Becca-Rae Weidel
Rachel Fordham has done it again! As soon as I read her debut novel The Hope of Azure Springs, I was an instant fan, and have been anxiously waiting for the arrival of this one. Although it's a standalone, it also takes place in Azure Springs, and so we are visited by some of our favorite (and not so favorite) characters from her debut. 

I was quite excited to see the Margaret (who runs the boardinghouse), return for this novel. She's like the town "aunt." She's caring and compassionate--but will
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Madison
Jul 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian, historical
Yours Truly, Thomas is a sweet historical romance about finding love through second chances and overcoming the past.

Penny Ercanbeck works at the Dead Letter Office, and is drawn to the tales she finds in the penned letters. But one, written by a Thomas to his lost love, particularly tugs on her heart. She is determined to help Thomas reconnect to his sweetheart. When the opportunity arises for Penny to track Thomas down and return to him his lost letter, she jumps at the chance and journeys to A
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Andrea
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My dear reader friends,
I could not put this book down! Seriously. I read the whole book with only one very necessary break. My heart melted while reading the letters, especially the last one. Don't peek.
Yours Truly, Thomas is officially one of my favorite books this year.
Penny is a sweet young lady. After her father dies, she goes to work while her mother sits and misses their old wealthy lives. Penny is not naive, she knows what she must do and she does it without complaint. She has a huge h
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Cara
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, favorites
Rachel Fordham's newest book is a treat for both fans and new readers. She writes like a seasoned pro, luring you in with enchanting characters and charming settings.

The main character Penny is the romantic in all of us, the part of us that dreams of a grand love story for ourselves. Yet her character does not come off as whinny, annoying, or lovesick. She is a good friend, a dog lover, and Fordham did a wonderful job rounding her out and making her a full character. Page by page I grew more co
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Alysha (For The Love of Christian Fiction)
Another great book by Rachel!

4/5 stars. Full review to come.
Erin Laramore
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rachel Fordham has hit another one out of the park! Her historical fiction is filled with lyrical prose that makes her seem a seasoned pro, even though this is only her sophomore release. Fans of her debut, The Hope of Azure Springs, will be glad to see some familiar faces in this one. While we see Em only briefly, Margaret (the boardinghouse owner) is pretty prominent in this novel - which makes me very happy as she is my favorite! If you haven't read Fordham's earlier book, no worries. This on ...more
Amy
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Stunning, beautiful story - takes you back to Azure Springs, small town setting of Rachel Fordham's debut novel of the same name. 'Yours Truly, Thomas' has such endearing characters - with the plot set around letter writing was clever and unique. As I read it reminded me of my youth when I wrote many letters, and received them in the post, from friends and family all over the world. I loved the insight into the Dead Letter Office - which I'd never heard of. So clever! It was nice to revisit the ...more
Angela Glover
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the best book I've read all year! Rachel created a masterpiece! I just wanted to dive in to the pages and find myself in Azure Springs with the people and the wall the dusty roads. Thomas and Penny will be with me for awhile. I cant wait to pass this book around my circle of friends and get them addicted to Rachel's books just like I am!! I am eagerly awaiting whatever comes next from Rachel!
Becky Fleming
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First thing I love about this book - the theme of the forgotten art of writing letters, handwritten letters. There is such power in the written word and when someone takes the time to hand write a note or a letter it adds intimacy and shows such love. The beauty of the handwritten love letter is the recipient can keep that letter and reread those words of love again and again. What a treasure!

Secondly - I love the pure sweetness of this story. Penny is just so lovable - she longs for adventure a
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Nicole
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“What if Thomas’s life is altered all because his letter came to me and not to Clara?”

In Rachel Fordham's latest novel, Yours Truly, Thomas, she charms her readers with a beautiful story of redemption, second chances, and discovering God’s grace and purpose for our lives.

The journey begins in 1883 at the dead letter office in Washington D.C. as Penny Ercanbeck sorts letters and tries to locate their recipients before the letters are disposed of. She finds several letters written by Thomas to hi
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Lisa Johnson
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Title: Yours Truly, Thomas
Author: Rachel Fordham
Pages: 320
Year: 2019
Publisher: Revell
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars.
Oh, how I so enjoyed this novel! There is another novel set in the same town that is before this book titled, The Hope of Azure Springs. I didn’t read it before reading Yours Truly, Thomas and I was still thoroughly enraptured! I think each book is set in the same town and of course there are characters known by readers from book one, but they can stand alone.
I wasn’t sure by the pict
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Leslie
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! I loved Rachel's debut novel, The Hope of Azure Springs, and was blown away by this book! So much emotion and pain plagued Thomas and Penny. Penny works at the Dead Letter Office, where letters that can't be delivered go and providence hands her Thomas' love letter to Clara. Thomas is heading west trying to run from his past.

I love Penny's stubborn drive to not let go, she finds herself at Azure Springs, determined to meet Thomas. Their meet cute was so fun! And every time they're together,
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Patti Whitson Stephenson
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
There’s nothing better than a sweet, tender, clean love story that makes you give a happy sigh when you finish reading the last page of the book. Rachel Fordham has given us a treasure of a love story between Thomas and Penny. From the first chapter, my sympathy was stirred for Penny. She’s loyal, caring, and courageous. My heart hurt for her as she struggled with the daily disappointments and rejections of her life. Thomas is running from tragedy in his past and is looking for a new start. He’s ...more
Lori
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rachel has outdone herself on this one!! She has you hooked from page 1!
I'm really gonna have to say that I didn't want to come back to the present. I wanted to stay!!
I didn't want to leave Penny, Thomas, Margaret and Honeysuckle.
I have to admit though that dog made me laugh until I cried! Silly dog!!
I do feel sorry for people like Penny's mother who is so very short sighted to see the wonderful daughter she has. Plus other wonderful things life has to offer.
Love is special. Love can be found i
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Rebecca
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rachel Fordham's Yours Truly, Thomas is a must read for all ages. This clean romance is one that you can share with your younger readers. It's captivating and difficult to put down. It is beautifully written in a way that caused me to forget I was reading a novel and not watching a movie. It is filled with sweet romantic gestures, humor, happiness, sadness and anticipated suspense. This Christian Romance contains wholesome revelations of faith, forgiveness, friendship and love.

Rachel Fordham ma
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Jill
Jun 30, 2019 marked it as to-read
5 stars
Yours Truly, Thomas is just an incredible book, I read the first one in this series last year and loved it. I was so beyond thrilled to be able to receive the second one set once again in Azure Springs, Iowa. If you haven’t read the first one in the series, do not let that stop you from reading this one. Yours Truly, Thomas can be read as a stand-alone.
I absolutely adored Penny, Mae, Millie, Thomas and Margaret and Penny’s mud loving dog Honeysuckle. Rachel Fordham has an incredible way w
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Jill
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars
Yours Truly, Thomas is just an incredible book, I read the first one in this series last year and loved it. I was so beyond thrilled to be able to receive the second one set once again in Azure Springs, Iowa. If you haven’t read the first one in the series, do not let that stop you from reading this one. Yours Truly, Thomas can be read as a stand-alone.
I absolutely adored Penny, Mae, Millie, Thomas and Margaret and Penny’s mud loving dog Honeysuckle. Rachel Fordham has an incredible way
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Joy Kidney
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Learning to live with regrets, a universal burden, and trusting someone with your own burden.

There must be something healing about Iowa, or at least Azure Springs, Iowa. The author's first book, "The Hope of Azure Springs," began with villains and heroes and ended in a delightful prince and princess story. Same small town, wounded characters shadowed by the past, villains, a girl who worked in a dead letter office and the poignant letters that led even her to Azure Springs. Love can indeed be bo
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Kellyn Roth
Original Review, June 30th, 2019:

Reserving rating for the time being. I just don't feel right about it until either this book gets a few more reviews or I've cooled down enough to give the rating I feel a great author/writer like this deserves. :P Which sounds dumb, but there 'tis.

This was one of my most highly anticipated reads for the year, which is perhaps why I expected so much of it. So it's not fair for a book to take on my expectations + my pet peeves + my snarkyness all at once! It's jus
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Trixi
Jun 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
You don’t want to miss the love that’s perfect for you just because you’re too busy searching for a fairy tale.

I’m fascinated with letter writing because it’s a skill that’s sadly lacking in today’s world, what with the instant communication of text or video chat, or FaceTime or any number of other things people use talk to each other. I find the old fashioned way of reading someone’s words on a page, ones they took time out of their day to sit and write, much more meaningful. So Yours Truly,
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Nyla
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an absolutely spectacular book. I devoured it from cover to cover in one evening. Yes, I stayed up all night just to finish this beautiful tale of love, intrigue, mystery, family, secrets, and honesty. Author Rachel Fordham has a talent which can only be given by our maker. Her skill is heavenly.

From the beginning I was invested in this book. “One hundred percent, let those dishes pile up, no I don’t want to watch television, sorry I forgot to fix dinner, tell her I will call her back”
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Rachel Fordham has long been fascinated by all things historical or in the words of her children “old stuff”. Often the historical trivia she discovers is woven into her children's bedtime tales. Despite her love for good stories she didn’t attempt writing a novel until her husband challenged her to do so (and now she’s so glad he did). Since that time she’s often been found typing or researching ...more
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