When romance finally blossoms in her life, will it grow in the right direction?
Emma Sutton knows she should be satisfied with her life. She has a position at London's Central Telegraph Office, and behind her rented rooms is a small plot where she can indulge her passion for gardening. But ever since she was orphaned as a child, she has longed for a family of her own and the stability and consistency it provides. Her deepest wish appears realized when a handsome engineer is thrown into her orbit and sends her a thrilling love note.
Mitchell Harris's sharp wit and facility with a pen have enabled him to thrive despite serious obstacles. That the woman of his dreams works just two floors above his should make life perfect. But a childhood accident has left Mitchell convinced he'll never draw a woman's affection, especially from someone like Emma. When his best friend--who once saved his life--falls in love with Emma too and asks for help writing her love letters, Mitchell must choose between desire and loyalty.
Delamere delivers a charming adaptation of the Cyrano de Bergerac story in the enjoyable second installment to her Love Along the Wires series (after Line by Line). In 1881 London, Mitchell Harris, his best friend Christopher Newman, and Emma Sutton all work at the Central Telegraph Office. Both men are enamored of Emma, and when it becomes clear Emma is interested in Christopher, Mitchell agrees to help him woo her. Mitchell, who has a prosthetic foot, figures she wouldn't be interested in him anyway, but his romantic way with words helps Christopher win Emma's heart via love letters. As Christopher struggles to keep up the facade in person, Mitchell and Emma become good friends, and after Emma develops feelings for Mitchell, she turns to God for direction. But when she discovers the truth about their ploy, will she be able to forgive the deception and have a future with the man she truly loves? Mitchell and Christopher's friendship offers plenty of insightful conversations about the nature of authenticity and humorous moments of misunderstanding as they try to win Emma over. This delightful romance will appeal to fans of Julie Klassen.