#BookReview: My Baby Wrote Me a Letter by Jacquie Biggar @JacqBiggar

Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for a great read from fellow author and blogging friend, Jacquie Biggar. Confession: I’ve had this one on my ereader for far too long, lols. Anyhoo … here’s my review–at last >>>

About the Book:

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

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

My Review:

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Short story full of emotion

“It was only ten a.m. and Grace was already exhausted.” … from this intriguing opening line, we’re taken deep into the fabric of a wounded yet close family. Heavily pregnant Grace is packing up to move to the Canadian rockies with her father and three brothers until she gives birth. Her husband is on deployment in a foreign country, and Grace is unable to contact him. In the process of sorting out the furniture and various life accumulations, Grace discovers a long lost letter from their long-absent mother.

What follows is an emotional tale of the effects of abandonment, grief, anger, and–finally–learning and dealing with the truth. Here are some lines I loved …

“No matter how much anger and resentment he’d carried, he still missed her. It was as simple, and as complicated, as that.”

And … “The spruce and pine stretched their noses skyward, breathing air scented by wildflowers, glacier fed streams, and the mildew smell unique to rotting wood and moist earth.”

And … “Ray leaned back and let the kids squabble, contentment giving the melancholy a gentle nudge to the back of his thoughts.”

Although this is a short read, it is packed with family dynamics and emotions. I enjoyedΒ My Baby Wrote Me a LetterΒ immensely, and this short story gets 5 stars from me.

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NOTE ON RATINGS: I consider a 3-star rating a positive review. Picky about which books I give 5 stars to, I reserve this highest rating for the stories I find stunning and which moved me.

5 STARS: IT WAS AMAZING! I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! β€” Highly Recommended.
4 STARS: I WOULD PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER β€” Go read this book.
3 STARS: IT WAS GOOD! β€” An okay read. Didn’t love it. Didn’t hate it.
2 STARS: I MAY HAVE LIKED A FEW THINGS β€”Lacking in some areas: writing, characterisation, and/or problematic plot lines.
1 STAR: NOT MY CUP OF TEA β€”Lots of issues with this book.

 


I’d love to hear what you think of this review. Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

 

For anyone interested, here are the Amazon links …

 

UK … https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08R8XRTB2/

US … https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08R8XRTB2/

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Roberta Eaton Cheadle

Hi Harmony, thank you for this lovely review of Jacquie’s book. I feel like I am going backwards with my reading pile at the moment, but it’s because I committed to some Beta reads. Gotta help friends. I have a few of Jacquie’s on my TBR and books by everyone in the Story Empire group.

Jacquie Biggar

Thanks for your support, Jan. I hope you enjoy the story whenever it drifts to the top of the pile πŸ™‚

Jan Sikes

What a great review. I love the snippets you chose to share, Harmony. I have this one waiting for me on my Kindle and yes, it’s been there far too long! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and congrats to Jacquie!

Darlene Foster

A great review. I have this one on my KIndle and I must read it soon.

Jacquie Biggar

Appreciated, Darlene, thank you!

Jacquie Biggar

Harmony, thank you so much for digging through your TBR πŸ™‚ to give my story a read- it means a lot!

Kymber Hawke

What a wonderful review! I can’t wait to read this one. πŸ™‚

Jacquie Biggar

It’s a heartwarming story, Kymber. I think you’d enjoy it πŸ™‚

Yvette M Calleiro

Great review, Harmony! Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

Jacquie Biggar

Harmony’s review brightened my day!

Jacquie Biggar

Thank you, Balroop- appreciated!

Balroop Singh

That’s a fabulous review Harmony. Well-deserved! Jacquie’s stories are always heart-warming.

Priscilla Bettis

Harmony, this sounds like a super read. Going on my TBR!

Jacquie Biggar

Thank you, Priscilla! I hope you enjoy the read πŸ™‚

Staci Troilo

Congratulations to Jacquie on this stellar review. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Harmony.

Jacquie Biggar

I loved this short story- thank you, Staci!

CS Boyack

Super review. Congratulations to Jacquie.

Jacquie Biggar

It’s a lovely surprise!

Joan Hall

I read this story a couple of years ago and enjoyed it immensely. Thanks for sharing your review, Harmony.

Jacquie Biggar

Thank you, Joan, appreciate your support!

Mae Clair

Fantastic review, Harmony. I thoroughly enjoyed this gem of a story, too. Thanks for sharing and congratulations to Jacquie!

Jacquie Biggar

I loved the premise behind this story. Imagine finding an old family letter that could change everything you thought true.

D.L. Finn, Author

Great review, Harmony πŸ™‚ I loved this story too!

Jacquie Biggar

Thank you, Denise!

Diana Peach

Lovely review, Harmony. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. Many congrats to Jacquie.

Jacquie Biggar

I’m happy this story is getting some views. The true-life tale (explained in the book) is just as extraordinary!

john howell

Super review, Harmony. Congratulations, Harmony.

Jacquie Biggar

Thank you, John. I’m thrilled to see this review today!