Sincerely, Jem: A Book Review

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Age Appropriate For: All Ages
Best for Ages: 12 and up
Description: Dear Reader,
My name is Jessie. I'm an expert at introversion and cheesecake eating. (#skillz) I'm trying to become a writer, but gathering inspiration = social interaction, so... no.
The world's best mail carrier suggested I get a pen pal, so this is the story of that pen pal experiment and the beautiful way it opened my eyes.
Merry Christmas and much cheesecake to you!
This lighthearted novella is inspired by Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster and originally appeared in the anthology A Very Bookish Christmas.

This was such a sweet story. From the first draft I read to the final polished version, this story just delighted me.

Kate Willis is a strong writer who has a unique author voice. Her books aren’t like everything else out there. Her tone in this book was fun, vivacious, and real.  Jessie is a relatable, and lovable character. She loves her family, resects her parents (I just loved that she asked them for advice), and sparkles on the page.

The story itself is sweet, feel-good, and light without being stupid. Some stories try to hard to be light and sweet, this one is just that way in a very genuine way. The plot (inspired by Daddy-Long-Legs was so much fun. It felt real and had me laughing and just wanting to hug the characters. Also…I WANT A SEQUEL!! *ahem* Pretty please?

This book was a wonderful Christmas story and was light and fun without cheesy Hallmark moments. A Christmas ornament does not change people outlook, no quick and stupid romance (no romance at all, actually), and no person who learns the true meaning of Christmas. This was just…well…perfect.
I highly recommend this story for those who like novella’s, sweet Christmas books, and anyone who is looking for a unique and fresh author voice in their fiction.

I was one of the authors in the A Very Bookish Christmas Collection, however, this review is entirely my own opinion and I was not required to write a review.

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  1. My sister said this book is really good, but I haven't read it yet.