The Letter by Kathryn Hughes

The Letter

Kathryn Hughes’ new ebook The Letter offers readers a chance to absorb themselves in the lives of two women, born decades apart but whose lives share a number of parallels. The novel explores two historical strands, bringing together an abused housewife from the 1970s and a young girl from the early 1940s in a story of love, loss and unexpected consequences.The Letter follows the life of Tina in the 1970s who seeks respite from her abusive marr...

Details The Letter

TitleThe Letter
Release DateJul 2nd, 2013
PublisherTroubador Publishing Ltd
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Mystery

Reviews The Letter

  • Sue
    I don't understand the number of 4 and 5 star reviews on this novel. I was swayed to buy it by the reviews. But it really is the most lazy kind of writing style and boring to read. It's not the story that's boring, that could be told well, although in this version the characters are one dimensional and annoyingly stupid. But the writing style is really simplified and repetitive. I'm 55% through and if I read another description of a "steaming mug...
  • Lindsay
    4 stars. This was an easy, enjoyable read. While the writing style was very simple, there are some heavy topics covered within this story - domestic violence, rape, a young mother forced to give up her baby. Though I found the author's writing to be quite basic, there was something about the book and the characters that were very likeable for me. My heart broke a few times throughout the novel, but I also had a heartwarming sense of closure at th...
  • ☼♄Jülie 
    The Letter is a historical romance that spans across three generations, and like most love stories it tells about love found and love lost.Even though this subject is often predictable with its indiscriminate apportioning of pain and heartache...still each story has its own unique experiences...this is one such story.It's not a fluffy read, it's a story about two women, a generation apart, who's struggles have a lot in common, and how time and ci...
  • Judy Collins
    THE LETTER by Kathryn Hughes, performed by Rachel Atkins is truly spellbinding! The most captivating, moving and emotional audiobook I have ever read (listened to)—from secrets, loss, pain, sacrifice, and love. Top 50 Books of 2015. "2015 Best Audiobook (tie), Best Historical Romance Fiction."A story of two women whose lives become entwined when one discovers a letter that was written in 1939 but never sent. (never posted; not online posted,...
  • Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
    I was looking for a book with a lighter vibe after a period of reading intense crime novels. I came across The Letter on Amazon and thought I'd give it a whirl. I'm so glad I did.This is both a heart warming novel and one tinged with sadness too. It's incredibly easy to read and just be pulled along into the story, losing track of time. If you are looking for some fiction escapism this will do the job nicely.The book moves between two timelines. ...
  • Laura
    This story contains many of the aspects I love about the art of fiction writing: love, loss, time-travel and brilliantly developed characters. I thought the modus operandi was inspired; I love it when an author can confidently jump between time periods to deliver a beautifully interwoven story. Taking the reader on a journey from the east coast of America, the rustic farmlands of Southern Ireland and the bustling streets of Manchester, I was grip...
  • Erin
    2.5 stars round up to 3. This dual narrative set in the 1970's and 1939 was a fairly predictable storyline that had a Hallmark Hall of Fame type vibe. The readers are taken from Manchester to Ireland and the USA. I did find the story was a nice light read and I would love to read more by the author.
  • Ghazaleh
    هربار به خودم میگم سمت کتاب های نشر آموت نرم چون احتمالا با کتاب جالبی رو به رو نخواهم شد، ولی هربار به خاطر کیفیت تقریبا قابل قبول کتاب وسوسه میشم.این بار هم چیز چشمگیری در این کتاب وجود نداشت، داستان عاشقانه تکراری. دو ستاره رو هم صرفا به خاطر نشون ...
  • Aleksandra
    Jedno slučajno pronađeno pismo promijenit će život nesretne Tine, koja trpi zlostavljanje svog nasilnog muža. Priča koja se krije iza tog kratkog pisma razotrit će bolne i potresne tajne, patnju, ali i ljubav koju su nekada davno, pred sam početak Drugog svjetskog rata, proživjeli ljudi koje Tina sada želi pronaći. Potraga za rješenjem zagonetke pisma nastalog prije tridesetak godina će se pokazati nimalo lakim zadatkom, Tina će pro...
  • Clare Flynn
    The premise of finding an unposted 30 year old letter in a suit pocket in a charity shop was a very good one - but oh dear the story was stretched out. The book was over-reliant on coincidences. It also stretched The limits of credibility that Chrissy lived for 30 years within 5 miles of the convent, blissfully unaware that of the fact that Grace, who had befriended her in the convent, lived just down the road. In fact nobody appeared to know any...