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Dear Mr. Knightley

(Paperback - Nov 2013)
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Overview

"Katherine Reay's "Dear Mr. Knightley" kept me up until 2:00 a.m.; I simply couldn't put it down." --Eloisa James, "New York Times" best-selling author of "Once Upon a Tower"

Samantha Moore has always hidden behind the words of others--namely, her favorite characters in literature. Now, she will learn to write her own story--by giving that story to a complete stranger.

Sam is, to say the least, bookish. An English major of the highest order, her diet has always been Austen, Dickens, and Shakespeare. The problem is, both her prose and conversation tend to be more Elizabeth Bennet than Samantha Moore.

But life for the twenty-three-year-old orphan is about to get stranger than fiction. An anonymous, Dickensian benefactor (calling himself Mr. Knightley) offers to put Sam through Northwestern University's prestigious Medill School of Journalism. There is only one catch: Sam must write frequent letters to the mysterious donor, detailing her progress.

As Sam's dark memory mingles with that of eligible novelist Alex Powell, her letters to Mr. Knightley become increasingly confessional. While Alex draws Sam into a world of warmth and literature that feels like it's straight out of a book, old secrets are drawn to light. And as Sam learns to love and trust Alex and herself, she learns once again how quickly trust can be broken.

Reminding us all that our own true character is not meant to be hidden, Reay's debut novel follows one young woman's journey as she sheds her protective persona and embraces the person she was meant to become.

""Dear Mr. Knightley "is a stunning debut--a pure gem with humor and heart." --Serena Chase, "USA Today"

Includes Reading Group Guide

Plus Bonus Material: Q & A with Katherine Reay and Sam's Reading List

Details

  • SKU: 9781401689681
  • SKU10: 140168968X
  • Title: Dear Mr. Knightley
  • Qty Remaining Online: 18
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Date Published: Nov 2013
  • Pages: 336
  • Weight lbs: 0.65
  • Dimensions: 8.30" L x 5.40" W x 1.00" H
  • Awards: 2014 Carol Award (Winner - Contemporary)
    2014 Christy Awards (Finalist - First Novel)
    2014 INSPYs the Bloggers Awards for Excellence in Faith-Driven Literature (Winner - Debut Fiction)
  • Category: FICTION, CHRISTIAN
  • Subject: Christian - Romance

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