Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Postcard

Happy Thursday!  Today is my grocery shopping day (insert groan here).  I wish I could just order everything online and have it delivered (I think a majority of people would love this service).  It just seems so silly to have to go around a store and load everything in your cart.  Then you check out, put it in bags, back into cart, and then into your car.  You then have to unload the car, take into the house, and put it all away.  So much work (you do get a workout though)!  There should be an easier way (no, I am not lazy).  I would even be happy to order online and pick it up (all bagged up for me).  Let us hope that someone automates it in the future. Store owners, though, like for us to shop because we tend to buy impulse items (thus spending more money).  I bet none of the store owners have ever tried to shop with little kids!

The Postcard by Lily Rose Graham is a magical novella.  Ivy Rose Everton mother passed away five years ago.  Her father wishes her to have her mother’s writing desk which is bringing back many memories.  In addition, Ivy is pregnant and really could use her mother’s advice.   After the desk is installed in Ivy’s studio, she finds a postcard addressed to her from her mother.  The postcard was not finished.  Then mysterious things start happening in Ivy’s studio (she is a children’s book illustrator).  First all her red paints disappear.  Then someone paints the red nose on Rudolph on a Christmas postcard that her mother never finished.  This is just the beginning of the magical things that take place.  Ivy gets exactly what she needed when she needed it. 

The Postcard is a lovely story.  I truly enjoyed reading this delightful story.  It is not long, but it turns out to be just the right length.  I read The Postcard straight through and loved every minute of it.  The Postcard is well written, engaging, and fun to read.  There are a couple of sad parts, but the overall story is magical.  I give The Postcard 5 out of 5 stars.  I liked Ivy and her journey.  The Postcard will make you laugh, cry, and sigh.  I wish all books were like The Postcard.

The Postcard is available on Kindle Unlimited (if you are a member or would like to try it out).  I received a complimentary copy of The Postcard from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I am currently reading The Lady Vanished by Gretta Mulrooney.  It is a British detective mystery.  I hope everyone has a good afternoon.  Take care and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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