Saturday, June 7
Book Review: Letter from Chicago
Author: Cathy Kelly
Pages: EBook 29
Summary: Every woman needs her Cathy Kelly time – lose yourself with this warm and enjoyable short story perfect for a relaxing break. Elsie loves her regular letters from her sister Maisie in Chicago. Maisie emigrated to America forty-five years ago but the sisters keep in touch monthly. The letters cross the Atlantic, back and forth, filled with news about their families, their hopes, dreams and successes. Of course, it’s not quite as good as seeing each other in person, but they are happy enough with the arrangement. But when Maisie suddenly announces that her granddaughter wants to visit Elsie in Ireland, Elsie is besides herself with worry. A great deal has happened in the last forty-five years, and she may not have always reported it all accurately back to her sister. She can’t possibly bear the humiliation of being found out for having stretched the truth, but there is no way she can refuse to play host to a member of her family, is there?
My Rating: 7/10
What I liked/disliked about the book: I found this to be a nice, quick read and well written as for as short stories go. I didn't love the short story, but I didn't dislike it either. The characters were fairly well done, but not as developed as I've seen in other short stories. The story itself was cute, but it wasn't one I'd normally read. It was also slightly predictable, but again, it was fun so it didn't bother me much.
Overall, it was a good read and a great choice for a quick summer read.
Would I recommend it to read: If you enjoy the author, and looking for a quick read, then yes. Otherwise I'd suggest the authors other books.
What to read next: I'd say check out more books by Cathy Kelly
Challenges: 100 Books Challenge, 2014 Category Challenge, EBook Challenge