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Publisher's Summary

Samantha Moore is, to say the least, bookish. An English major of the highest order, her diet has always been Austen, Dickens, and Shakespeare. The problem is, both her prose and conversation tend to be more Elizabeth Bennet than Samantha Moore. But life for the 23-year-old orphan is about to get stranger than fiction.
An anonymous, Dickensian benefactor calling himself Mr. Knightley offers to put Sam through Northwestern University's prestigious Medill School of Journalism. There is only one catch: Sam must write frequent letters to the mysterious donor, detailing her progress. As Sam's dark memory mingles with that of eligible novelist Alex Powell, her letters to Mr. Knightley become increasingly confessional. While Alex draws Sam into a world of warmth and literature that feels like it's straight out of a book, old secrets are drawn to light. And as Sam learns to love and trust Alex and herself, she learns once again how quickly trust can be broken.
©2013 Katherine Reay (P)2015 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"This delightful debut novel about how one young woman learns to become the person she was meant to be will resonate with fans of New Adult fiction and with readers who enjoy Jane Austen spin-offs." ( Library Journal)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Shay on 01-18-16

Loved this book! So real.

This book made me feel, it made me relate, it made me laugh and cry. I want to see how the characters are even though the book is over.

There were spots that made me feel my own issues that I know I need to work on and it made me think.

I can't wait to listen to it again!

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5 out of 5 stars
By BrontCO on 07-06-15

Sweet Story

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Loved the narrator. This was my first Audible experience, and truly got me hooked! It was the perfect listen as I went about my day! As for Katherine Reay, I love her as an author. The literary references, and deep story, make for a truly enjoyable listen!

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