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I loved Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay! Found the book very difficult to put down--like in only set it down twice...
Sam (Samantha Moore) has been offered a scholarship to a prestigious graduate school on the condition she writes letters to her anonymous benefactor. Her letters to Mr. Knightley become more diary than letters as Sam works on demons from her own past and tries to quit hiding behind the fictional characters she loves (Lizzie Bennet, Jane Eyre, Edmond Dantes). She's also struggling to write well enough to meet the expectations of Professor Johnson, who's won multiple Pulitzers.
There's romance, mystery, and inspiration, too. The book came out in 2013 from Thomas Nelson. Visiting the author's website, I'm thrilled to see she has three more books out since this debut!
If you're a Jane Austen fan, you'll definitely want to read this book!
SM Ford writes inspirational fiction for adults, although teens may find the stories of interest, too. She also loves assisting other writers on their journeys.