Sunday Book Review – My Baby Wrote Me A Letter by Jacquie Biggar

Welcome to my Sunday Book Review. Today I’m sharing my review for this heartfelt #Shortstory by Jacquie Biggar – My Baby Wrote Me A Letter: – An Inspirational Women’s Fiction Short Story. Jacquie was inspired to write a story about a true article she came across. Read on to learn more!




A family’s brush with the past will threaten the very foundation of their lives.

Eight months pregnant and her Navy husband away on a mission, Grace Freeman craves the security of her childhood home in Canada.
When a letter written by her long-lost mother is found in an old writing desk it creates a tear in the fabric of her family.
Can Grace find a way to bring peace to those she loves, or will a message from the past destroy their future?



In the beginning of this book, Jacquie tells us what inspired her to write this book. She was inspired by a news segment she watched where a woman bought an old desk at a yard sale. When she got it home and began refurbishing it, she found a letter taped to the back of a drawer. After reading the letter, the woman thought she should search for the author of the letter to inform the family. She told the story on Facebook and it led to the son of the man who wrote that letter long ago. He was dying of cancer and wanted to let his family know things in case never given the chance. Turns out the man survived cancer and lived to not only see his children again, but his grandchildren.


My 5 Star Review:

How could I read this intro and not read this book? What a tender-hearted story Jacquie wrote in a fictionalized version of a true happy ending story.

Grace goes home to Canada, carrying child, where she craves the company of her family while her husband serves in the US Navy as they await the arrival of their baby. Her mother disappeared when Grace and her brothers were still children and their father, Ray, was stationed in Viet Nam working as a journalist. Ray travels with his daughter Grace to Canada and brings a letter along that he found underneath his desk after many years had past.

A lot of uncertainty and some painful questions and assumptions remain about Graces mother’s abandoning of her children, until Ray shares the letter he discovered with his children that was left by their mother. Lessons learned – never assume. There is always a ‘why’ to questioning the motives of people.

A bittersweet and quaint family short saga that isn’t short on packing a punch and tugging at the heart strings. Of course I’m not going to share what was in the letter, you will have to enjoy the read to find out!.



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56 thoughts on “Sunday Book Review – My Baby Wrote Me A Letter by Jacquie Biggar

  1. The cover is compelling and so is your 5* review. Who doesn’t like a happy ending? And it all started with a hidden letter. Thanks, Debby, for highlighting this intriguing book today


    1. I’m thrilled to come across Debby’s review today, John! This short story was originally created to go into an anthology put together by my critique group in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday.


  2. I totally agree, Debby. One could not read the introduction to this story and not read the story! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I look forward to reading it!


  3. Debby, a wonderful review and of course you can’t share the letter! πŸ˜€My heartstrings are well and truly tugged reading your thoughts on the book and this is a must-read for me! I love how Jacquie wrote about the inspiration for her book and there was definitely a story waiting to be written after seeing that news item! Lost letters can launch a book in any direction!


    1. When I was younger (much younger! lol) Mom bought me a beautiful old writing desk for my room. It was made of two-toned wood. The edges were rounded, and had two deep drawers on either side. I loved that old desk and used it as part of my inspiration for the story.
      Thanks for your interest in my book, Annika!


  4. I’ve always wished to find a secret letter, Debby. This is a brilliant review for what sounds a brilliant book. Thanks. Off to check it out. Oh, and by the way, thank you very much for the ear worm, Pete Springer!


  5. Lovely review Deb! Jacquie is well known for her family sagas, written with poignancy. I am sure this one is as good as those awesome books. Thanks for sharing an inspiring review.


  6. Thanks for your wonderful review, Debby, and I enjoyed reading the backstory of how the book was born. That always makes the story that much more interesting. The cover is beautiful, too, and I look forward to reading this book, definitely! Congrats to Jacquie! πŸ’–


  7. I thought this one was just lovely too, Debby. Jacquie writes some wonderful stories and this one was such a heart-warming look at the strength of family. A great review! Congrats to Jacquie. ❀


  8. It is fascinating how real-life experiences or observations can lead to fictionalized stories or books. Jacquie’s book sounds like a wonderful read and I love that cover. Thank you for another enticing review, Debby!


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