LETTERS TO A STRANGER by Elswyth Thane

LETTERS TO A STRANGER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The creator of the Willimsburg series with a somewhat offbeat romance, done with charm and grace. There's a bit of a mystery- some ghost haunting- and a double take on romance here. A warm-hearted novelist, a widow, Eve Endicott, unwisely involves herself in trying to plot a rescue for one of her fan mail correspondents, whose father is proving himself something of an ogre. That Eve ends by having the father fall in love with her, and herself falling in love with the neighbor next door, Richie Forrest, was something she'd not bargained for. And the result is some heartbreaks, but enough in the way of jolts to bring her young correspondent, Joanna, to the point of standing up for her own right to live. And the ghost of Richie's dead wife, Margie, is exorcised by a few straight from the shoulder jibes on the part of Eve, who had herself succumbed for a time to an eerie sense that Margie was pulling the wires. Not important but a pleasant sort of modern fairy tale.

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1954
Publisher: Little, Brown (Duell, Sloan & Pearce)