Letters of Wisdom by Wanda E. Brunstetter is the third book in The Friendship Letters series. It can be read as a standalone, but I believe it is best to read the series in order. This will allow you to know the characters and their backgrounds. I thought the story was well-written with realistic, developed characters. Irma Miller struggles to take care of her children while her husband is away auctioneering. She has three children, and the two boys are active. She looks forward to receiving letters from her dear friends, Doretta and Eleanor. They send words of encouragement along with helpful books. Irma had a pleasant childhood until her father passed away and her mother remarried. Her stepfather was abusive, and Irma never understood why her mother did not intervene.
We get to see how a victim of
abuse can become an abuser. Those who
have suffered mental and/or physical abuse may find the story hard to
read. There were portions that I was
unable to read. Irma’s husband, LaVern, is a gem. It is
obvious that he loves his wife and kids (and wants what is best for them). I like how the abuse was addressed. I was not aware that there were Christian
counselors. Abuse, guilt, self-worth, bitterness,
resentment, and forgiveness are themes addressed in the story. Letters of Wisdom is a character driven
story. I liked how the characters told
the story. I enjoyed catching up with
the characters from the first two books.
Letters of Wisdom is an emotional tale with an overwhelmed mother, helpful
letters, a hardworking husband, energetic tykes, finding forgiveness, and a
Letters of Wisdom will be out March 1 and can be preordered from Amazon*. The first two books in The Friendship Letters series are Letters of Trust and Letters of Comfort. Wanda has The Protector coming out August 1. It is the first A Mifflin County Mysteries. You can find Wanda Brunstetter's other novels here. Thank you for joining me today. I am a stop on the Celebrate Lit Tour tomorrow for The Quilt Room Secret by Lisa Jones Baker. It is the third book in The Heart of the Amish series. I hope you will stop by to learn more about the Amish story and to enter the giveaway. I am off to sort another closet. I am slowly getting each closet organized. I found a travel bag of new Halloween t-shirts in the back of my closet along with two pair of sandals still in their boxes. I hope that you have an uplifting day. Take care and Happy Reading!