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!.