Title: Letters to the Lost
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Date of Publication: April 4th, 2017
Juliet Young always writes letters to her mother, a world-traveling photojournalist. Even after her mother’s death, she leaves letters at her grave. It’s the only way Juliet can cope.
Declan Murphy isn’t the sort of guy you want to cross. In the midst of his court-ordered community service at the local cemetery, he’s trying to escape the demons of his past.
When Declan reads a haunting letter left beside a grave, he can’t resist writing back. Soon, he’s opening up to a perfect stranger, and their connection is immediate. But neither Declan nor Juliet knows that they’re not actually strangers. When life at school interferes with their secret life of letters, sparks will fly as Juliet and Declan discover truths that might tear them apart.
I honestly wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about this book. I’m so picky about contemporary, especially if it doesn’t have quirky areas. But I read an ARC of Call it What you Want by Brigid and really liked it. So I was like, let me give this bad boy a try!
Declan, my poor boy Declan, had so much going on his life, his past life! He needed someone there to hold his hand, to be a true parent! And Juliet, it took me a few chapters to really like her, but then I did! There was so much below the surface to her! And now, I think Rev might have been one of my favorite side characters ever. There is still so much to discover about him, which luckily the next book is about him!
The words were beautiful, the letters were so touching, and the emotion really had me feeling things. I honestly can’t wait to read the next book. The only thing I wish there would have been was an epilogue, only because I wanted more of the characters after it was over!
If you could write a letter to anyone, who would it be?