On the day of her mother’s funeral, 23-year-old Claire James finds an old love letter in the glove box of her mom’s vintage VW. It’s simply signed “M.” Who could her mom’s admirer have been so long ago?
Claire is fired from her waitressing job, and her heavy-drinking brother-in-law kicks her out of the apartment because she won’t be able to pay her share of the rent. She throws a few things in the VW and heads out of Los Angeles toward Capitola–the letter’s return address and postmark. She needs to figure out her future, and it seems the past might be a good place to start.
Through a string of coincidences, Claire moves into the house on the return address label as caregiver for the owner’s elderly mother. She suspects the owner, Michael Thompson, might be the “M” of the letter, but though he admits to once knowing her mother, he denies they’d been in love.
Meanwhile, Claire falls for the police officer who lives next door, to say nothing of being impressed by his cooking skills, and an interesting medley of characters impact Claire and her desire to solve the mysteries of her mother’s youth.
Delivered with Love is a sweet story of a young woman’s journey to maturity as she finds love and her hope in Christ. If there is a downside to the story, it’s the plethora of coincidences required to pull off the plot. Even so, I enjoyed this tale.
Sherry Kyle is a graduate of Biola University with a degree in Communications, and a minor in Bible. Her book for tween girls titled The Christian Girl’s Guide to Style: All about Beauty, Fashion, and Character was released by Legacy Press. Her debut contemporary novel, Delivered with Love, was released from Abingdon Press in 2011. Sherry and her husband have four children, three biological and one by adoption. She lives in California.
I downloaded this book quite a while ago when it was free on Kindle and just recently read it.