Book Review: Letters to Lincoln by Tracie Podger  3

Letters to Lincoln

by Tracie Podger 






What do you do when your husband dies unexpectedly?
You write him a letter, of course.What do you do when someone answers that letter?Dani was mid-thirties when she found herself alone and without her soulmate.
Coming to terms with her loss took all her strength and her voice.If Dani thought she’d experienced the worst life could throw at her, she was wrong.Lies, deceit, confusion surround her.
A stranger, a builder, and a priest comfort her.

Letters to Lincoln is a contemporary romance about overcoming loss, finding the strength to rebuild a life, and learning to forgive.

For readers over the age of 18.

My Rating:



Favorite Quotes:



“Dani and I are just admiring the view,” Mrs. Hampton said. I gasped, silently of course. She had to be well into her seventies, but the naughty chuckle that left her lips and the dig from her elbow into my side, had me desperate to laugh out loud… “Dani, I wish I’d brought a couple of chairs and a flask,” she said.


Funny how a field full of dead people can be one of the most peaceful places on the earth isn’t it? But then… of course it would be peaceful, it’s not like they can talk, is it?


I can be wearing the scruffiest clothes, no makeup, and my hair a mass of tangles, but I feel like a beautiful woman with a dab of perfume behind my ears.


My Review:


To clear up any possible confusion, Letters to Lincoln has nothing to do with a dead American President and there were no mentions of a tall bearded man or anyone named Abe. Letters to Lincoln is a British/Contemporary/Women’s Fiction/Family Drama hybrid with the emphasis on family drama, lots and lots of family drama. There were several storylines that often intersect in unexpected and heart-clenching ways with tragedy, betrayals, secrets, lies, loss, friendship, deception, anonymous letter writing, second chances, and new beginnings. Written from a first person POV, this angsty and emotive tale continually squeezed my heart yet plucked at my curiosity and kept me emotionally invested with an insightful and intriguing narrative.   Tracie Podger is a master storyteller. I bow to her word prowess.


Tracie Podger currently lives in Kent, UK with her husband and a rather obnoxious cat called George. She’s a Padi Scuba Diving Instructor with a passion for writing. Tracie has been fortunate to have dived some of the wonderful oceans of the world where she can indulge in another hobby, underwater photography. She likes getting up close and personal with sharks.

Twitter: @Tracie Podger
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3 thoughts on “Book Review: Letters to Lincoln by Tracie Podger 

  1. Reply Gayathri Lakshminarayanan Jul 13,2017 7:42 am

    That’s a new one, I haven’t heard of it before. I will check it out for sure.

    Gayathri @ Musings Over Nothing

    PS: Thanks for pointing out that it had nothing to do with the ol’ Abe!

  2. Reply Cassie's Library Jul 13,2017 4:36 pm

    When I saw this title I immediately rolled my eyes and said “another lincoln story? hasn’t this been done to death?” but I am glad I actually read the review. No dead president? JOY! Then I started reading the review and was like “this sounds very sad, but these little quotes throughout actually make this sound like a personal journal story that I could get behind.” It appears it contains romantic elements within it, based on what I just read on Amazon about it, but for the first time since P.S. I Love You I don’t really think I care. Totally just bought it on Amazon Kindle!

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