REVIEW: Letters To Molly (Maysen Jar #2) by Devney Perry
June 18, 2019
Molly Alcott didn’t expect
to open her mailbox one summer morning and find an old letter stuffed between
bills and a supermarket flyer. Penned in familiar handwriting, dated over
fifteen years ago, the letter was written to Molly after her first date with the
man she’ll never forget.
Week after week, new letters appear. Each marks an event in
the history of their epic love affair. Each heals a wound. Each holds the
confession of the man who still owns Molly’s heart.
The letters are full of promise, hope and love, but truth be
told, Molly wishes she could unread them all.
Because the man who wrote these letters is not the one
There is only one word I can use to describe this story…beautiful. It’s raw, real, heartbreaking, soul searching, enlightening, and so many other words I just can’t think of right at this moment. I love a good second chance romance. I loved it even more that this was a divorced couple. The story begins when Molly and Finn first meet. Right away their connection is effortless. But like so many of us, as their life evolves, it also gets in the way. And things happen to cause it just not to work anymore. I loved that Devney didn’t make this all about just one characters screw ups and redemption. This was about both Finn and Molly. Neither was blameless, nor were both the victim. they were hurting and closed off. They refused to communicate and open their eyes to what was right in front of them. Refusal to communicate was their kryptonite, and the letters were a way to maybe help put the pieces back together.
The letters will break you. They are real and raw. They start out innocent and full of hope. Quickly we see the turn to despair and hopelessness. Molly’s reactions to each one is just as emotional as the letters themselves. It’s never easy to take a walk down a path you thought was grown over forever. To open yourself up to the hurt that you felt all those years ago. To work through issues that should have been worked through before they spiraled out of control. And then the question of who was sending them? What was their intent? How did they get them in the first place?
I am probably one of the few that did not read The Birthday List. If you read this one first, be prepared for some major spoilers for the first book. Spoilers never bothered me, so if you don’t mind knowing a little bit of history, go ahead and read this one first. Devney Perry has a way with words. Some of the situations in the book hit very close to home, and she made me look at things in a new light. I love when authors can connect to their readers on a personal level, even if they don’t realize they are doing it. So grab your wine, and some tissues, and one click Letters To Molly immediately It’s a must read for those that believe in second chances and happy ever afters
is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley
series. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working
in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls
and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves
reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own
stories. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with
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