When Lindsey first visits the Kindred Spirit mailbox at Sunset Beach, she has no idea that twenty years later she will still be visiting the mailbox - still pouring out her heart in letters that summarize the best and worst parts of her life. Returning to Sunset for her first vacation since her husband left her, Lindsey struggles to put her sorrow into words. Memories surface of her first love, Campbell and the rejection that followed. When Campbell reappears in her life, Lindsey must decide whether to trust in love again or guard herself from greater pain.
The Mailbox is a rich novel about loss, hope, and the beauty of second chances.
With an intriguing premise based in reality, Marybeth Whalen's debut novel is a contemporary story of love lost and found and the journey of heartache and discovery in between. Alternating from present reality to revisiting the past and through letters left in the mailbox, the reader journeys with Lindsay from the flush of first love, the shattering of her young heart and beyond. There is beauty in this story but I was left a little disconcerted on a couple of occasions when characters made choices or recommendations which I can't reveal without spoiling the story. The Mailbox is a contemporary love story for those who enjoy a gently paced character driven novel.
With thanks to B&B Media Group for my review copy
Wednesday, 11 August 2010