Book Review: Dear Kate (The Letters #1) by Elizabeth Lee  2

Dear Kate

 (The Letters #1)

by Elizabeth Lee 




Kate Beckett has always had a plan—get her professional life to the highest level, then focus on her personal life. She preferred things in a certain order and liked to check them off accordingly.

When her best friend loses her battle with cancer, Kate starts to wonder if maybe she’s been living life all wrong. And, when letters from the dearly departed start to arrive, she is forced to take a look at her life and ask herself a very important question: “Are you happy?”

To honor her best friend’s final wishes, Kate takes a chance in spontaneity that sends her straight into the arms of a man who was definitely not part of her plan. A man who is everything that makes her want to throw caution to the wind and live in the moment.

Now she must decide if living a life with regrets is something she can do or if she’s willing to shake things up for a chance at true love.


My Rating:




Favorite Quotes:


Dear Deacon, I hope this letter finds you well. As you may have heard – I’m dead.


For a split second she thought he might kiss the back of her hand – and she kind of wanted him to – but then she remembered what year it was.


Do you want me to kick his ass? … I will if you want. I’ve got some friends… I mean we’re all soccer dads and not really in prime fighting shape, but we could at least rough him up a little.


My Review:


Elizabeth Lee has mad skills and quickly pulled me into the story with her thoughtful writing and insightful narrative. Dear Kate was an entertaining and interesting story with a poignant and thought-provoking premise and a roster of compelling and enticing characters. Knowing she was losing her battle with cancer, an exceptionally perceptive young woman wrote an extensive collection of letters to her friends and family to opened at various specified times after her death.   The writing was superb and well balanced between a budding romance, amusing humor, insightful inner musings, angst, and sensual steam. The characters were intriguing and uniquely flawed, and while they were not always likable they always continued to hold my interest. Kate’s dogged ambition led to selfish behaviors and she was often a jackass who was unable to see past her own nose. I adored Deacon; he was the quintessential BBF, smart, patient, funny, sexy, and multitalented in every room. He was perfection. As this installment concentrated mainly on Kate and laying the groundwork for the series, I am highly curious about the contents of the letters received by the family and other friends and am eagerly looking forward to the next installment.

About the Author

Born and raised in the middle of a Midwestern cornfield (not literally, that would be weird), I’ve sp

ent my entire life imagining stories. Stories where the right guy always gets the right girl, first kisses are as magical as they are on the big screen and anything is completely possible if you believe.

Although this journey began years ago, it recently took on a whole new life. After years of devouring hundreds of Romance, YA and New Adult novels, I had an epiphany… I should write a book. And I did it!

If I’m not reading, writing, enjoying drinks with my amazing group of girlfriends or chasing around a sarcastically funny kid, I’m probably watching television shows that were created for teenagers, while my husband teases that I’m too old to watch them.

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2 thoughts on “Book Review: Dear Kate (The Letters #1) by Elizabeth Lee 

  1. Reply Alisha Webster Jun 30,2017 10:03 am

    I’m hooked on that first quote alone!

  2. Reply Caroline Jun 30,2017 4:02 pm

    It’s got a ‘P.S. I Love You’ kinda thing going on…. except it’s GOT to be better than that book! Going on the TBR list….. (And I agree with Alisha, that first quote is everything.)

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