One Letter

ONE LETTER                                          CHRISTIN LOVELL
Posted: July 31, 2013

One LetterIt started with one letter.

Kellie Patrick sent one letter into the Middle East, to any soldier. Sergeant Daniel Rodriguez was the one who received it.

Three years and eighty-six letters later, Daniel is ready to meet the woman who got him through his last three tours of duty.

Three years and eighty-six letters later, plus size Kellie is nervous to meet the man who wrote his way into her heart. Could a sexy as sin soldier really want forever with a curvy Southern gal like her though?


Kellie Patrick and Sergeant Daniel Rodriguez became pin pals if that is what you would like to call them for a lack of a better term. Daniel was a soldier in the Middle East. Kellie a young beautiful full figure woman who had just lost her job. She had free time and decided to volunteer to write letters to our soldiers who could use some cheering up while in a war zone. She didn’t want her letter to be the same old thing so she was able to be her joking self and she sent homemade goodies and pictures of her hometown. She was surprised when Daniel answered her back and complemented her on the wonderful goodies, telling her how he had to fight the platoon off from taking them all. So she and her friend Hannah made a whole lot more, enough for whole platoon with each letter she sent him back. They continue to write through good times and bad, friends, and foes. Come see where this relationship goes. This is a very short story not a whole lot of character development but still a sweet story. Gave it a three star. Cover A+

Losing Hope

LOSTING HOPE                                      COLLEEN HOOVER
Posted: July 31

Losing Hope by Colleen HooverIn the follow-up to Colleen Hoover’s #1 New York Times bestseller Hopeless, the charming and irresistible Dean Holder tells the passionate story that has melted thousands of hearts.

In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder’s past remained a mystery.

Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his entire life searching for her in an attempt to finally rid himself of the crushing guilt he has felt for years. But he could not have anticipated that the moment they reconnect, even greater remorse would overwhelm him…

Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward, we must first dig deep into our past and make amends. In Losing Hope, bestselling author Colleen Hoover reveals what was going on inside Holder’s head during all those hopeless moments—and whether he can gain the peace he desperately needs.


Losing Hope is the follow up to Hopelesss. This story is written from Dean Holder’s perspective.  Dean has been torn up for 13 years, along with his sister Les (Leslie).  You see when they were all three children were 5 years old Hope (aka Sky) was take from their lives by a stranger right before Dean’s (aka Holder) eyes.  Holder has searched every face he has ever seen, every day of his life for the past 13 years, all these years looking for the girl he loved and let get away.  He has been eaten up ever since it had happened never really understanding he was only 5 years old and powerless.  That day changed everyone’s life around him forever.  Then one day at the grocery store, boom, it can’t be true, can it?  Can it really be her?  His heart is beating so loud that he feels everyone in the store can hear it.  He has to follow her to the parking lot to talk with her…  I have to say be for this point in the story I was starting to feel that this story was very depressing and sad and that I just might not be able to finish it.    I am so glad I did.  The twists and turns some of which I knew were coming others not at all.  Wow, I am ready for a non-thinking book now though.  A very good book that I am glad I decided to finish and I highly recommend.  Warning though this is not a book for a teen.  As a parent of a 12 ½ year old (would kill me if I did not put the ½) and 3 grown children and 1 grandchild (young 53, thank-you very much, lol.) The subject matter in this storyline is a little heavy emotionally for anyone I feel under the age of 18 without the parent reading it first so that the parent and child can discuss afterward. Book provided by NetGalley.

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