- File Size: 24426 KB
- Print Length: 258 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0996719962
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: eFrog Press (October 20, 2016)
- Publication Date: October 20, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01M0FYT3O
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,568,777 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I absolutely adored this book, a gripping page turner. Terrific! --Lu Duc, NetGalley
Lovely book, I was surprised to find it came from a real story, but it was just lovely.--Leeanne Wheeler, NetGalley
Judith Pinkerton Josephson made this down-to-earth historical memoir . . . interwoven with a modern fictional story--art--and that makes itmatter to me as a reader and a reviewer. . . . It is a clean, soft, sweet romance story that will warm your heart. It's heightened by the excellent pictures of the places and people she mentions in her book. And it made me realize how far we have come and created a visual representation of our evolution . . . The mode of transportation to cross oceans has changed from shipsto planes. Courtship has moved, since that era from public acts to private spaces. . . .
--Benjamin Franklin Awards
I loved the photos and illustrations throughout thebook. I enjoyed the letters as it lets us see the world through their eyes. I enjoyed your similes, such as Fred's wool suit making him feel like a turkey in the oven. I liked your characters, both modern day and early 1900s. I did enjoyyour story. Thank you for sharing it.
--Benjamin Franklin Awards
Wow. Just wow! Dear Heart: The Courting Letters by Judith Pinkerton Josephson is an old-fashioned love story based on fact. The author shares the romance between Fred and Gertie who courted by mail over 100 years ago. Their letters filled with poetry and romance will take you back to a gentler time whencourtliness and love was a priority. How I wish some of the courtliness and old-fashioned romance existed today as the courtship of Fred and Gertie waslovely indeed. Lisa 's modern day romance is a counter-point to Fred and Gertie's old-fashioned romance. She has to make a similar decision that Gertie makes when it comes to love. I truly loved this book. 5 of 5 stars
--Mary Ash, Reviewer, NetGalley
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The representative letters that were the heart of this book were astonishingly short, some only 1 paragraph, some 2 paragraphs, and very superficial. The author's notes indicate that one of the letter writers used to write 16 page letters....but in the book a lot of the letters are in the category of "How are you? I hope you are well. I hope your mother is well. I sure do miss you and wish you were here to walk in the park with me to see the spring flowers. It has been cold this winter but Spring is finally here. Please write soon." I am not kidding. Throughout the book the author refers to the great challenge that the 2 lovers had, writing letters from Minnesota to England, waiting weeks for a reply to a letter, and the great uncertainty about the future of the relationship. This was what I hoped to learn more about, and yet there was only the most superficial expression of those feelings. I also had expected there to be more details about each person's daily life, to learn about life was like during that time, the details of their daily schedules, routines, chores, entertainment, etc and there was only a very little bit of that.
This book was a disappointment but has encouraged me to search out a version of a play I saw once called "Love Letters", by A. R. Gurney. It consists of 2 characters writing to each other over many years, and there is much more there about angst, joys, challenges, thoughts, etc. It is detailed about their daily lives and quite absorbing.
Dear Heart: The Courting Letters did not hold my attention but I hope this author writes more books as I would be interested to give it another try.