8/13/2010

The Mailbox

Marybeth Whalen
2010
David C. Cook
Fiction/Contemporary

Reviewed by Cindy Loven


Dear Kindred Spirit, so many letters that Lindsey Adams had written to the mysterious 'kindred spirit' of the mailbox began exactly with those words. Lindsey first went to the mailbox with her boyfriend Campbell, they were young teenagers, sure that their love would last. But it didn't unfortunately. Unwise decisions, led Campbell to marry a girl who he got pregnant, a girl that Lindsey warned him was chasing him. And Lindsey, drifted on and found love she thought with Grant.
Years pass and time has not been good to Lindsey or Campbell, both of their marriages have ended, both of their spouses leaving them, for other people. A trip back to the summer house and the beach and the mailbox is in order for Lindsey and her children. Running into Campbell seems to initially indicate that life does offer second chances. But circumstances are not always what they seem, and Grant shows up wanting to work on their marriage, even though the divorce is final. Top it off with a discovery that Lindsey feels is a betrayal from Campbell and you have a topsy turvy situation.
I enjoyed this book, the journey of watching Lindsey grow in her faith as the story developed was truly a special thing. Marybeth Whalen is definitely on my list of authors to read again! 303 pages $14.99 US 4 stars
This book was provided by B & B Media Group for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.

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