Sunday, February 8, 2015
Nanee's Review of One Last Letter by Penya Donyo
A romantic hardened by reality…
Evelyn Lancaster turned her back on her love for ranch hand Jesse Greenwood when she was sixteen to pursue a career and marry into wealth that could save her father’s struggling ranch. Now twenty-three, she works hard to keep the property afloat, but no suitor has stirred her heart the way Jesse did. After her father falls ill, she needs all the help she can get to keep the ranch running.
A cowboy returning to what he left behind…
After making his fortune, a newly wealthy Jesse has returned home to see his younger sister married. Still smarting from Evelyn’s rejection, he finds the tables have turned, and now only his investment could save the ranch that he vowed to never step foot on again.
When he agrees to help her salvage her family legacy, they must overcome their pride and painful past to work together. As long-held emotions rekindle, Jesse pretends indifference, only to admit his true feelings in an unsigned letter left on Evelyn’s porch.
Evelyn finds the missive and writes back, beginning a furtive correspondence. She dares to hope her mystery admirer is Jesse, but then another man comes forward to claim the letters as his own. Will one last letter give them the courage to say yes to love on the wild Texas plains?
I always love to read a historical romance, there's just something so sweet and loving about them I can never turn away the opportunity to read one. Jesse I felt for from the beginning, he's hard working man with a hard upbringing but he's also a honorable man. Evelyn did what she thought was right and broke off her budding relationship with Jesse and broke his heart and her's in the process. I loved their easy friendship but felt for them for what they lost with each other. I thought the story was sweet and romantic throughout, I rooted for Jesse to get back the love of his life. Evelyn never stopped loving Jesse and being with him now and not knowing his feelings confuses her so when she finds love letters she hopes beyond hope they are from jesse but she's convinced otherwise. I did not like John at all. I loved Loretta and Preston though, I rooted for them too. I'm so glad Jesse laid it all out to Evelyn before he left and one last letter. Glad they found their HEA. Great story, I would love to read more by this author, I enjoyed the writing style and her way of telling a story. 4-4.5 stars
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