The Noel Letters by Richard Paul Evans is 4th novel in The Noel Collection. Each book in this series can be read on its own. I have enjoyed Richard Paul Evans’ novels since I read The Christmas Box. I thought The Noel Letters to be well-written with developed characters and steady pacing. Noel Post is a woman who has let anger rule her life for too long. Painful childhood memories have influenced her life and her decisions since she was a teenager. After a sudden rash of losses, Noel has some downtime to reflect. She begins receiving handwritten letters that offer guidance, thoughts, quotes, and reflections. Noel can let these special missives help her or she can ignore them. There were several times when I found myself wanting to shake Noel and tell her to open her eyes (and her heart). There were some special characters in this story. Grace, Wendy, and Dylan each had something to offer Noel if only she would let them. I loved the descriptions of the bookstore. It sounded like a special place that would attract bibliophiles. I thought the store’s name, Bobbooks was disappointing and lackluster. It needed something magical and that was not Noel’s choice. I loved the quotes before each chapter about books and writing. There were other quotes interspersed throughout the book. There were some ones that I loved that I made sure to write down. The Noel letters is an emotional story that will tug on your heartstrings. The Noel Letters is a special holiday tale about misunderstandings, second chances, love, grief, books, and forgiveness.
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