Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Seaside Letters by Denise Hunter

Thanks to the Thomas Nelson Book Blogger Review Program for the love story “Seaside Letters.” The story revolves around Sabrina and Tucker, who both live on Nantucket. Sabrina Kincaid is running from the pain of her past and has closed herself off choosing to be alone instead of risking being close to anyone. The veil of the internet helps her open her heart to a stranger who turns out to be the same man she serves coffee to every morning at her job. Sabrina is able to reveal herself to Tucker online, but is unable to do so in real life.

“Seaside Letters” is marked as a love story, but it also includes internal struggle, God’s ever-present love, hope and inspiration. The book showed how Sabrina tried to hide the truth from her only to realize she couldn’t hide from life; she needed to face what had happened and move forward.

I enjoyed the love story and how the past and present were weaved together to form a coherent story. I was looking for more character development through the book. Sabrina did grow, but seemingly only at the end in what seemed a forced scene at a church. Although the theme of God’s love is intertwined through the book, for Sabrina to suddenly find herself at a where with a conversation with a friend she understands what she has to do seemed a little hasty. Overlooking the altar scene, the book is delightful and fun.

Overall, “Seaside Letters” is a nice love story. The sparks between Sabrina and Tucker are fun to read. The cover of the book fits the story. Hunter’s writing is easy to read making the story even more enjoyable.


roxie said...

Sounds like the romance in "You've Got Mail".

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