Dear Mr. Knightley By: @Katherine_Reay

Many of us understands how it feels to live inside a book, to make friends with the characters and believe they are members of our own lives. That is exactly how 23 year old Sam feels, her life revolves around the writings of Austen to the point that when she becomes nervous in a conversation she thinks of how a character would respond and often responds by quoting that character. 

Sam has been on her own for most of her life, with both parents out of the picture she grew up in the foster care system, and after a few tries on her own and has ended up back at Grace House. This time the offer is her last chance, an anonymous benefactor has offered to cover all of her tuition to attend the Medill School of Journalism, the only catch is she must write to him regularly, the only thing Sam knows about him is that he calls himself Mr. Knightley. Throughout her time at Medill Sam must learn to live in the real world instead of living inside her books and relying on their words to get her through.

Reay has made a beautiful debut novel with Dear Mr. Knightley, Austen fans and book lovers alike will love this witty story and it’s multiple references to literature. At first I was concerned to read a book written completely in letters; however, I was proven wrong and loved the set up of letters which were full of detail and were able to translate the entire story to the point that I did not want the book to end. I cannot wait to see what the future holds in books for Katherine Reay!

-Elle

I received this book complimentary from the publisher through the Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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