- Release Date
- June 2021
A charming and heartwarming new romantic comedy by the acclaimed author of Waiting for Tom Hanks, Kerry Winfrey.
Teddy Phillips never thought she would still be spending every day surrounded by toys at almost thirty years old. But working at a vintage toy store is pretty much all she has going on in her life after being unceremoniously dumped by her longtime boyfriend. The one joy that she has kept is her not-so-guilty pleasure: Everett's Place, a local children's show hosted by Everett St. James, a man whom Teddy finds very soothing . . . and, okay, cute.
Teddy finds the courage to write to him, feeling slightly like one of the children who write to him on his show. He always gives sound advice and seems like he has everything figured out—and he pretty much does: Everett has a great support system, wonderful friends, and his dream job. But there is still that persistent feeling in the back of his mind that something is missing.
When a woman named Theodora starts writing to Everett, he is drawn to her honesty and vulnerability. They continue writing to each other, all the while living their lives without meeting. When their worlds collide, however, they must both let go of their fears and figure out what they truly want—and if the future they want includes each other.
Book Review by Ashia (reviewer)
Jun 16, 2021 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
6 people found the following review helpful
This story drew me right from the start, where the blurb promised us some form of epistolary correspondence between the hero and heroine. I wasn't disappointed. I love their emails and how they grew to know each other through them, even before they met in person. In this regard, VERY SINCERELY YOURS exceeds my expectations and more, especially the very last email they exchanged. It's somehow perfect, that.
Teddy grew over the course of the book. Emailing with Everett helped, as well as having such fantastic friends and a boss who treated her more like a daughter than an employee. But of course, major credit goes to Teddy who embraced her road to change with courage.
Teddy and Everett also met in person without Everett knowing that Teddy was the one he was emailing with. That's why I like that the reveal, when it happened, was fast and not dragged out as in some books. The tension leading up to that was great; I couldn't turn the virtual pages fast enough.
I'd love it too if I have an Everett emailing with me, sending me wise advice and being such a good friend. I may have wised up and not made such a mess of my life if I had him in my life, too. :) I like that in their relationship, they started out as friends and developed from there once they met each other. And did I mention he was wise? Good thing he wised up, too, at the end.
Looking for a feel-good read with wonderful characters and an interesting storyline? Look no further.
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