I saw an excerpt of Postmark from the Past by Vickie Phelps on Facebook, I read it and was immediately hooked. I commented about the excerpt and the author blessed me with a pdf file in return for an honest review. For two days I was completely engrossed, couldn’t quit reading. Now, I’m the owner of not only the pdf file, but also a print copy as well as the ebook . Postmark from the Past is the story of Emily Patterson who finds a red envelope in her mailbox, postmarked 20+ years earlier. If that doesn’t grab you, I don’t know what will! More letters appear and odd things begin to happen. As Emily solves her mystery, the reader can’t help grow fond of Phelps’ fictional West Texas characters who mind each other’s business.
This debut novel isn’t without a problem here and there, but Phelps’ storytelling skills are exceptional and will keep you reading to the very end. And then you’ll be like me, waiting impatiently for Phelps’ next novel.
When Emily receives a red envelope in her mailbox with a postmark from decades earlier, the mystery begins. Vickie Phelps writes an amusing story of small-town living, saturated with the secrecy surrounding Emily’s mysterious letters. The signature on the letters is only “Mark.” But who is Mark? Is romance in the air for Emily? The suspense will keep you turning pages until the very end. Great characterization and setting descriptions.
I just finished this lovely book. How I would like to be Emily! Such a wonderful story. I would recommend this to everyone. Being a resident of East Texas and know that Mrs. Phelps lives up here somewhere just made it that more special. K. Reese
Love the book! Was well written and held my attention,didn't want to lay it down until I finished! I loved the story line and a little suspense as to who was putting the letters in her box. I hope to see more novels from Vickie Phelps!