Book Review: Dear Mr. Knightley

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Dear Mr. Knightley
By Katherine Reay

Samantha Moore has always hidden behind the words of others - namely her favorite characters in literature. Now she will learn to write her own story - by giving that story to a complete stranger. Sam is, to say the least bookish. An english major of the higher order, her diet had always been Austen, Dickens, and Shakespeare. The problem is, both her prose and conversation tend to be more Elizabeth Bennet than Samantha Moore.

But life for the twenty-three-year-old orphan is about to get stranger than fiction. An anonymous, Dickensian benefactor (calling himself Mr. Knightley) offers to put Sam through Northwestern University's prestigious Medill School of Journalism. There is only one catch: Sam must write frequent letters to the mysterious donor, detailing her progress.

As Sam's dark memory mingles with that of eligible novelist Alex Powell, her letters to Mr. Knightley become increasingly confessional. While Alex draws Sam into a world of warmth and literature that feels like it's straight out of a book, old secrets are drawn to light. And as Sam learns to love and trust Alex and herself, she learns once again how quickly trust can be broken.

Katherine Reay has enjoyed a lifelong affair with the works of Jane Austen and her contemporaries. After earning degrees in history and marketing from Northwestern University, she worked in the not-for-profit development before returning to school to earn her MTS. Her writing has been published in Focus on the Family and The Upper Room. Katherine currently lives with her husband and three children in Seattle.

I'm sure that I can't be the only one who relates to the main character, Samantha Moore. Growing up I loved to read books, almost any that I could get. I can't say that I was as into the English literature though I did like Pride and Prejudice (a forced thing in english class) pretty well. This goes though from  a girl in college, like me if you've seen my writing about engineering class  to a romance with a great novelist, and a slightly sappy love story, with of course a great twist.  If you loved The Dawn of Christmas or Perfecting Kate you'll love reading this love story.
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