Three women, united by love and kinship, struggle to conform to the social norms of the times in which they live.
In 1931 Katherine Henderson leaves behind her small town in Kansas and the marriage proposal of a local boy to live on her own and work at the Sears & Roebuck glove counter in Chicago. There she meets Annie - a bold, outspoken feminist who challenges Katherine's idea of who she thinks she is and what she thinks she wants in life.
In 1997 Katherine's daughter, Joan, travels to Lawrence, Kansas, to clean out her estranged mother's house. Hidden away in an old suitcase, she finds a wooden box containing trinkets and a packet of sealed letters to a person identified only by a first initial.
Joan reads the unsent letters and discovers a woman completely different from the aloof and unyielding mother of her youth - a woman who had loved deeply and lost that love to circumstances beyond her control. Now she just has to find the strength to use the healing power of empathy and forgiveness to live the life she's always wanted to live.
I had read the book and loved it. I thought the audio was wonderful too. I found myself looking for excuse to take a drive or do yard work. Anything to slip on my ear buds and get back to the story.
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I throughly enjoyed this story of love and friendship. The mystery behind Catherine and Annie's love affair was especially exciting! I would love to read a "prequel" about Annie.
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Where does Letters Never Sent rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
At the top of my list for sure!
Who was your favorite character and why?
Annie of course! She was a woman ahead of her time! Bold, honest and true to herself.
What about Lisa Larsen’s performance did you like?
Her voice was super easy to listen too!
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
YES, unfortunately time did not permit :-)
Any additional comments?
One of my all time favorite books!!!
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I love the story. The characters connections and the way the storyline moves through time. I wish the reader had been a bit more animated in the reading of the book. It felt like she was reading a letter.
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Every time that the author measures time and distance by 7 or several take a shot of whiskey
Every time the author says said take a sip of wine
I promise you if you'll follow these rules you'll have alcohol poison before the end of the chapter
The story but these little things were grating
I never saw the ending coming, this book kept me intertwined, interested and I could not put it down.
very enjoyable book. the overall story had what she needed for a good romance novel with believable characters and the right amount of "mush." although I did find the characters believable I didn't particularly like Kate. I understand it was a period piece and lesbians of the day had to hide but I thought Kate was way too wishy-washy even for those days.
I did think that some of the passion parts must have been edited out of the book and thought there was more description of the rape scene then there was of Kate and Annie's lovemaking. of that I found it disappointing. Also not 100% sold and the ending. it seemed to be going in a certain direction but then took a total U-turn at the end.
I thought the performance by the narrator was did a fantastic job and hope to hear her more of her in the future.
Initiallty I wasn't sure I'd enjoy the book. In fact I skipped past it on a number of browses through my audible searches but once I purchased and started to listen I was completely sucked in. I really enjoyed the narration and the storyline was great. This is one of my all time favorite listens :)
This book didn't grab me at first but I stuck with it and loved they way it developed leaving me longing for more.
The story was very well written the ending was a surprise! I didn't care for the narration!
Will go on my Must Read/Hear Again list!
Very original, extremely well narrated, engaging characters ✔
Good book. nicely written. highlights the struggle some face to live a life of love and commitment without interfaces.
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