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Happily Letter After

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  4,246 ratings  ·  774 reviews
From New York Times bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward comes a love story about taking chances, and the surprises that come with them.

My love story all started with a letter.

Only it wasn’t from the man I’d eventually fall in love with. It was from his daughter.  A sweet little girl named Birdie Maxwell who’d written to the magazine that I worked for.

You see,
Kindle Edition, 299 pages
Published October 20th 2020 by Montlake
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Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
<3 5 STARS <3

Omg I can't even tell you how much I loved it, I devour it!I start it and couldn't put it down!Happily Letter After was emotional,heartwarming and so sweet!I loved the romance so much and the characters were fantastic!I felt like I was a part of the story!

For me this book it was a little bit more heavier than their other books!There were moments Iwas emotional!The romance was so good, it has slow burn and it was sexy at some points and we have a single dad!Do I need to say more??

MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
5 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)


Sadie Bisset is a beautiful, single 29 yr. old woman living in New York. She works as a writer at a magazine often doing research for her articles where she provides dating advice. Her magazine also answers a column once a year where they grant wishes around the holidays. When a precious little girl writes in ahead of their usual schedule Sadie decides to grant some of her wishes herself. She figures she's anonymous, so what harm could it possibly do. It was j
Oct 20, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: two-star
2.5 Stars

Honestly it was a pretty average book.
It didn’t really pull much of any of my feelings.

Sadie gets a letter from a little girl named Birdie, whose mother passed away from cancer a few years back. Those letters consisted of asking Santa how her mother was doing and about some things she wanted. Sadie then went out of her way to help the little girl by secretly bringing her the things she requested as gifts. Which later led into Birdie and Sadie having a more personal relationship thro
I was inescapably drawn under this book’s spell.

World building: 🐶🐶🐶🐶🐶
Character development: 👤👤👤👤👤
Plot: 📚📚📚📚📚
Romance: 💕💕💕💕💕
Sexiness: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Once a year, lifestyle and dating columnist Sadie Bisset also handles the wishes to Santa section. She never expected to get a letter in the middle of summer, much less feel such a strong connection with the little girl who wrote it. But fulfilling a couple of harmless wishes snowballs into a few lies and meeting the girl’s gorgeous yet closed off single fa
Zain: The Avid Reader
Oct 22, 2020 rated it really liked it

This book certainly did a number on my emotions. Let me just sum up everything I felt while reading this book.

At the beginning of the book (when Birdie writes her first letter to Santa), I was like awwww!!! That was so freaking cute; it melted my heart and tugged on my heartstrings. So we were off to a great start.

As the story progressed, I got a bit uncomfortable with the way the heroine, Sadie, ends up meeting Birdie.(view spoiler)
Keri Loves Books
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When fate takes hold...

A sweet, yet emotional romance about love after loss and a second chance at a Happily Ever After. I shed a few tears, but was left with a really big smile after this poignant romance. This author duo never fails to deliver a touching story with just the right amount of sexy. This single dad romance will make you believe in the power of fate.

Sadie works at a newspaper and during the Christmas holiday she has a feature dedicated to Christmas Wishes. She never expected a lett
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person - Dual

Getting letters for Santa was not something unusual for Sadie Bisset. As a writer at Modern Miss, she handled a special yearly Holiday wishes section. But when an unexpected off-season letter landed on her desk from a girl with wishes for her father, Sadie took matters into her own hands without realizing where it would lead her.

This book was not at all what I initially expected, but I’m not complaining. I enjoyed thi
Oct 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-review

A 2020 favorite!

I think this is my favorite Penelope Ward/Vi Keeland co-write to-date! So much fun with a good dose of emotions. All the stars!

Penelope and Vi weaved Sadie and Sebastian's story so well that I found myself guessing, laughing, gasping, and swooning with almost every page. This was a fantastic slow-burn and I enjoyed every page!
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A strange thing happened to me while I was reading Happily Letter After, by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. I almost exclusively read on my Kindle, but today was the first time in a long time, that was I thankful to be holding a physical copy of the book. Happily Letter After felt so special that I had the overwhelming need to hug the book. Is that weird that I needed to hold a paperback physically? Maybe, but this story felt like it hugged my soul.

I hit the last page, and I planed to contact Vi
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
The thing with telling lies is that once you tell one, the rest that follow seem to just roll off the tongue much easier. That’s how Sadie Bisset went from being a column journalist to being a german dog trainer called Gretchen Schmidt in just one afternoon. Let me explain how this all came about…

Sadie is indeed a columnist who writes stories about dating. She does a lot of research by going on dates and then writing about them. As you can imagine she has a lot of hilarious and interesting exper
Nova B
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was ok
It wasn’t bad. Just kinda boring. Should be mentioned that this includes

Death by Cancer
I listened to the audio. I loved it. Andi Arndt and Sebastian York did a great job. Most of the chapters are narrated by Andi- Sadie's POV. She does the first 10 chapters. I loved that Sebastian played Sebastian.
At first, I thought Sadie was a little too naive and impulsive. She is actually very sweet and kind and impulsive. Sadie seemed to be pursuing Sebastian. I usually don't like it when the heroine chases the hero. This wasn't what happened, so don't worry if you have that concern as well.
Diane plourde
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing

I read this story in one sitting, spent an all nighter with it. Once I started this amazing 10 star story I couldn’t seem to be able to put it down. I know every time I read one of Vi & Pen’s stories I say it’s their best. Well to me it is, because they are all unique and amazing.

I was in a book funk, I wasn’t feeling anything significant at the moment. Reading is a form of therapy for me. I grab a book and get lost in the wonderful world of the imagination of amazing authors. Vi & Penelope wer
Oct 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars

Wendy ⏃: ✦Cheeky Chicks Blogger✦
4.5 STARS!


Happily Letter After filled me over the brim with so much emotion!! Once again, Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland, one of my favorite writing duos captivated me from page one, leaving me completely enamored!!

Sadie is a writer for a magazine. Her next piece will chronicle the many disastrous dates she's been on. But one day she receives a letter through the column's Holiday Grant Wishes correspondence that changes the course of her life! Sadie feels an instant connectio
☘ Lily ☘
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Oct 20, 2020 rated it liked it
This story started years ago without any of these characters knowing it, but fate works in a funny way and now it has put them back on the same path.

Sadie received a letter addressed to "Santa" in the middle of the summer and the words in it made her connect with the sender, Birdie, so much so that she saw herself reflected in her story and thought about making small gestures to make this girl happy, but her curiosity took her further and after a mistaken identity and an encounter with a Great D
Oct 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: must-buy, favorites
This book literally felt like a movie!

Penelope and Vi have so many phenomenal books that I had no doubt this book was going to take hold of my heart. They both have done the single parent trope so extremely well in the past, so once this book was announced I knew it would become an all time favorite of mine.

I was hooked right off the first chapter. Sadie possessed all the qualities I love to see in a heroine. She was a driven, successful woman that knew what she wanted and got it for herself. O
It has been a very long time since I read a Vi Keeland book and although Penelope Ward has crossed my radar I have never taken to any of her books. But I read the blurb here and I was on board, so on board that I could not put this book down and although I should have been sleeping and tidying up my love for this book won out.

I am a huge sucker for single dad romance and this ticked all the boxes. There were moments were I just couldn't stop laughing.

Sadie works for a newspaper and each year t
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Most beautiful, every page! Check out my full REVIEW & TEASER on my BLOG -> CLICK HERE
✨ Lucy ✨
Oct 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"Being happy is not really something people can make happen . It just occurs randomly while we're living and not trying "


I'm speechless , nothing I'll say would ever make justice to this beautiful story.

I loved it . Every single page was a new emotion , that I can't even explain .

Sadie was definitely a beacon of hope for little Birdie Maxwell and her daddy Sebastian .

She brought with her personality brightness and joy to a family who was lost after the sudden lost of a mother and a wi
Bookgasms Book Blog
Oct 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shelly, missy
Y'all this book just snuck up on me and completely stole my heart!

It started a little slowly for me. There were some moments where I feared I wasn't going to connect with it. It's sweet, but a little slow and some of the things that happen were decidedly...zany. So if you, like me, go into this feeling a little bit skeptical? Hang in there.

Because that slow, slightly campy build-up led to something incredibly emotional, romantic, heartfelt, and oh-so-satisfying.

There was so much to love about t
Sharon Thérèse
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Keeland and Ward are back, bringing out all the emotions! Not only did their heartwarming romance have me turning the pages at lightning speed, but made me shed a tear or three. And yes, it had me happy dancing, too. The gorgeous cover needs a mention because ooh my, it portrays Sebastian Maxwell to a tee. But for me, he wasn’t just one of the most important characters. Get ready for his ten-year-old daughter to sweep you off your feet, swoon big time and fall head over heels! And the title! I w ...more
Anne's Corner Book Blog (AC)
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
OMG Freaking CUTE!
Sebastian is a widower with a young daughter, Birdie. She started writing to "Santa" who turned out to be Sadie's special column for her magazine. Birdie asked a few things for Christmas among them is a "special friend" for Dad. Sadie thought the letters were so cute and she tried her best to fulfilled some of Birdie’s requests. When things got complicated with the letters, Sadie should have walked away but she could not help herself. Somehow, Sadie ended up being the pretend f
(3.7 Stars)
When Sadie Bisset works at Modern Miss Magazine and one of her holiday columns is an annual wish. She never expected to be so moved by one little letter by a very special girl named Birdie Maxwell. When she finds a way to meet Birdie, she never expected who her father was or the lie that would come out of her mouth. Sebastian Maxwell is devastatingly handsome and so sweet with his daughter. Can she make Birdie’s wish come true all the while not falling head over heels for Sebastian? W
Oct 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
I so enjoyed this book. The premise was different. The plot line engaging, the hi-jinx moments were adorable. The characters were lovable. Very cute, family making, friendship created love story. As Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward always do, they brought the feels into it and I was completely here for it! They have a way of rolling out a story, connecting you to the people and slowly breaking your heart while putting it back together all at once. Well done ladies! I blew there the pages wanting to ...more
Sep 12, 2020 marked it as to-read
Recommends it for: Vi Keeland Fans, Penelope Ward Fans, Romance
September 12, 2020
What Do You Do...
When Something So Innocent...
Leads To A Major Complication...

It All Started By A Good Deed...
A Little Wish...
A Letter That Touched The Heart...

How Something So Easy to Do...
Took On A Life Of Its Own...

An Addiction Of Sorts...
You Could Say...

Because I Kept Fulfilling...
This Child's Dreams...
Past The Backing...
With My Employer...

So When I Took The Next Step...
Being The Stalker Godmother...
I Had Become, I Made A Huge Mistake...

I Saw Her Daddy...
Her Devastatingl
Julia Griffis - The Romance Bibliophile
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs


Oh. My. Gosh! Happily Letter After was romance PERFECTION and deserves ALL THE STARS! Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward pulled out all the stops for this sweet, sexy, funny, emotional, and swoon-worthy standalone romance, and the storyline and characters were PHENOMENAL. Happily Letter After has truly been Keeland and Ward’s BEST collaboration to date, and is hands down a 2020 top favorite!

The storyline was incredible. Keeland and Ward exceed my expectations every single time, and
Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
Rate: 5/ 5 stars

New PW&VK favorite? I think so! This book was amazing! It has so much heart. It was truly an amazing and inspiring story that I loved to bits. These characters were special and the way the story unfolded had me so reeled in and the little surprises in the plot omg they had me so amazed. I was so shook when it happened!

Sebastian, Sadie and Birdie will take you on a funny, heartwarming adventure. I found myself laughing out loud on so many occasions. Sadie is a special character
Melissa ~ Book Boyfriend and Husband Makes Three
Happily Letter After is my new favorite book by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward.

The connection between Sadie and Birdie was there before they met which was as important to the story as the connection between Sadie and Sebastian.

The moment Sebastian and Sadie meet there’s chemistry between them. Sebastian’s growly behavior during their first interaction caused Sadie to become nervous and blurt out a fib that led to some insanely hilarious situations.

The banter and easiness of how the Sadie, Birdie
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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over one hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-six languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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