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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Christmas Advent - The Last Letter by Kathleen Shoop

Katherine wouldn't have believed it if she hadn't found the letter... 

The Last Letter by Bestselling Author Kathleen Shoop

 In the summer of 1905 Katherine Arthur's mother arrives on her doorstep, dying, forcing her to relive a past she wanted to forget. When Katherine was young, the Arthur family had been affluent city dwellers until shame sent them running for the prairie, into the unknown. Taking her family, including young Katherine, to live off the land was the last thing Jeanie Arthur had wanted, but she would do her best to make a go of it. For Jeanie's husband Frank it had been a world of opportunity. Dreaming, lazy Frank. But, it was a society of uncertainty--a domain of natural disasters, temptation, hatred, even death. 


 Ten-year-old Katherine had loved her mother fiercely, put her trust in her completely, but when there was no other choice, and Jeanie resorted to extreme measures on the prairie to save her family, she tore Katherine's world apart. Now, seventeen years later, and far from the homestead, Katherine has found the truth – she has discovered the last letter. After years of anger, can Katherine find it in her heart to understand why her mother made the decisions that changed them all? Can she forgive and finally begin to heal before it's too late?

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A Language Arts Coach with a Ph.D. in Reading Education, Kathleen lives in Oakmont, Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.

Kathleen's debut novel, The Last Letter was garnered multiple awards in 2011.  Her second novel, After the Fog (Silver IPPY), was a category finalist in the 2013 Eric Hoffer Book Awards. Her third novel, Love and Other Subjects, earned a Silver medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards and received an Honorable Mention from the San Francisco Book Festival. Recently, Kathleen has released the her first romance novella, Home Again (Book One) and Book Two, a novel-length work in the Endless Love series called Return to Love. Books Two and Three in the historical fiction series that started with The Last Letter are near completion.

Kathleen has been featured in USA Today and the Writer’s Guide to 2013. Her work has appeared in The Tribune-Review, four Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and Pittsburgh Parent magazine. She lives in Oakmont, Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.

Kathleen's Christmas Wish...
"Just to share wonderful, magic moments with family. I love the lead up to Christmas more than anything."

Fondest Christmas Memory...
"Well, I'm not short on fond Christmas moments, but the best has to be when my daughter, Beth, was born on Christmas Eve--my favorite day of the year even before her birth!"  

Top 3 Christmas Songs to listen to...
Joy to the World 
Adam Sandler's Hanukkah Song
John Lennon's Happy Christmas

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  1. I don't read many historical novels but this sounds really interesting.

  2. A perfect new book to read over the XMAS period!
    A historical find cannot be beaten!

  3. That sounds just up my street, love something with a bit of history tied in.


  4. Wow, this sounds like a great book! However, I don't know if I could read it over Christmas break or I'd wind up ignoring the kids too much. LOL

  5. Sounds like a brilliant book to curl up with on the cold winter nights x

  6. This sounds like a good read. I already have a huge list of books I need to get read...but I'm putting this on my list of books to get later.

  7. This book must be read to really believe and understand why all who have read it LOVE it!! Kathleen Shoop is now one of my favorite authors and I have read several of her books-I have never been disappointed.

  8. This sounds like a good book! I haven't read in so long and I miss it. Maybe I'll download this one tonight!

  9. I'm hoping for a happy Christmas ending on this one. It sounds really good!


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