From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress comes a story of long-lost love and its redemption in future generations.
Romance has never been actress Chloe Daschle’s forte—in life or on screen. But everyone knows who to call for a convincing death scene . . . and it might be killing her career.
When Chloe is given a peek at the script for an epic love story, she decides to take her destiny into her own hands and request an audition for the lead female role, Esther Kingsley. The compelling tale, inspired by family lore and a one-page letter from the colonial ancestor of scriptwriter Jesse Gates, just might break her out of this career-crippling rut. Jesse would rather write about romance than live through it after his past relationship ended in disaster. But once on-set together, the chemistry between Jesse and his leading lady is hard to deny.
Centuries earlier, in the heart of the Revolutionary War, Hamilton Lightfoot and Esther Longfellow wrote their saga off the silver screen. Esther’s Loyalist father opposes any relationship with Hamilton, but Esther must face her beloved father’s disapproval and the dangers of war in order to convince Hamilton of their future together. Hamilton has loved Esther for years, and on the eve of battle pens the love letter she’s always wanted—something straight from the heart.
Set in stunning upcountry South Carolina, The Love Letter is a beautifully crafted story of the courage it takes to face down fear and chase after love, even in the darkest of times. And just maybe, all these generations later, love can come home in a way not even Hollywood could imagine.
'Hauck writes well. . . and she handles the alternating narration smoothly. The Love Letter will appeal to romance and time --slip fans . . . '
'A captivating story line, historical research, and God's truth equal a recommended read for all.'
'Hauck's latest is a gorgeous melding of two timelines into an unforgettable story. She does an incredible job balancing the two and the pacing works perfectly . . .What makes this story shine is that it isn't what readers will be expecting, but it will be what readers need. Themes of redemption, love, sacrifice and loyalty resonate throughout.'
'. . . enjoyable inspirational romance . . . Hauck cleverly uses the play to bring historical flourishes to a strong story about overcoming mistakes through faith and commitment.'
'From its epic opening to its unexpected and wholly satisfying conclusion, The Love Letter serves up the perfect blend of modern and historical romance infused with exquisite vulnerability. It sweeps readers into the centuries-old drama of South Carolina and the flash of contemporary Hollywood, and delightfully explores layers of social and emotional duality.'