Thursday, December 12, 2019

The Postcard
by Lily Graham

Pages: 132
Format: eARC

Goodreads:  “She always said she’d find a way to let me know that death wasn’t the end …” 

When Ivy Everton, a children’s book illustrator, moves to Cornwall to start a new life with her husband Stuart, she gets given her mother’s old writing desk, a bittersweet token from a mother who made childhood magical. 

When she clears it, she finds that the desk holds an unexpected surprise; one she wishes, in a way, that she hadn’t found, as wedged in the corner is a blank, faded postcard addressed to her, in her mother’s hand. At first, the postcard serves only to haunt her; a constant reminder of her mother’s last message, now forever silenced, and she can’t help but wonder what unwritten secret lies unsaid. 
Yet, as the days pass mysterious inexplicable things begin to happen, odd items go missing from her studio, only to reappear, ethereally transformed in the seemingly empty desk. 

Soon Ivy realizes that the postcard was never really blank, it was simply waiting … waiting for her to find it. 
Part ghost story, part magical Christmas tale, The Postcard is about a love that transcends time and space to transform and heal.


Kritters Thoughts:  What the sweetest little book!  Ivy Everton's mother passed away and she has decided to take her mother's old writing table with her to use to illustrate the children's books she has been working on.  Upon moving the desk she finds a postcard from her mother that isn't finished.  This postcard will be an avenue to talk to her mother and to get some guidance from the beyond.

This book was the sweetest thing I read.  It is loosely Christmas related, so I loved putting the review here in the middle of December.  Ivy is pregnant after trying for a long time and at a time where she really wants a mother she is trying to talk to her in anyway possible.  I loved the ups and downs of this story and how Ivy worked through her loss while preparing for a gain in her family.  

At just over 120 pages this book was a quick and easy read to enjoy during the crazy month of December.  I would more of this from this author.  


Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook 2019 Challenge: 37 out of 100


Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Netgalley.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.


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