March 26, 2014
Dear Mr. Knightly
The novel touches on love and forgiveness, on coming out of ones self and the beauty of being vulnerable.
Sam was a foster kid. Growing up in many different homes, without much stability.
Now she is all grown up but struggles with being accepted and loved. She fears rejection and has a hard time sharing herself with others.
But through letters to an unknown benefactor she opens up her heart and learns to express her feelings. She begins to learn she doesn't have to walk this life alone.
I really loved the supporting characters in this novel. Some a little messed up and some with wisdom and guidance. It was beautiful to read and watch these characters grow in their relationships.
I also loved all the references to fictional characters like Lizzy Bennett, Emma, and of course Mr. Knightly. Though Sam hid within these famous novels at the beginning, it was so beautiful to see her begin to grow out of her hiding place and into herself and who God made her to be.
I definitely shed a few tears reading this one.
I highly recommend it!
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