Monday, February 28, 2022

The Love Note By Joanna Davidson Politano

The Love Note
by Joanna Davidson Politano
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 9780800736897

I had received this book for a book tour a couple years ago, but never had the chance tor read it. After reading my first book by her a month or so ago, I've been devouring her books. This one was incredible!


A forgotten letter. A secret love. A vast estate.
Can one determined woman put the pieces together?

Focused on a career in medicine and not on romance, Willa Duvall is thrown slightly off course during the summer of 1865 when she discovers a never-opened love letter in a crack of her old writing desk. Compelled to find the passionate soul who penned it and the person who never received it, she takes a job as a nurse at the seaside estate of Crestwicke Manor.

Everyone at Crestwicke has feelings--mostly negative ones--about the man who wrote the letter, but he seems to have disappeared. With plenty of enticing clues but few answers, Willa's search becomes even more complicated when she misplaces the letter and it passes from person to person in the house, each finding a thrilling or disheartening message in its words. 

Laced with mysteries large and small, this romantic Victorian-era tale of love lost, love deferred, and love found is sure to delight.

My Review:

The Love Note was absolutely amazing! It was so much more than I could have possibly imagined!

So, there's an element to the story that's not part of the synopsis so I can't really discuss it because it's such a fabulous element and I don't want to ruin it for anyone! Suffice it to say, the love note that Willa finds creates quite the stir at Crestwicke.

I appreciated Willa's determination to be a doctor, but she also seemed to have tunnel vision. I wanted to cheer her on all the while I was groaning inside at her missed opportunities of love, one in particular who I became a champion of, but dreaded the outcome.

The author's writing is beautifully descriptive and you feel & live the moment as she's writing. My heart was put through the wringer with pretty much all of the characters in this story (and there are quite a few). One of those side characters who I love was "crazy" Aunt Maisie. She was so delightful and had so much to offer Willa in the way of encouragement and wisdom. One of the characters I never ended up liking was Burke. In fact, he made it harder and harder to like him as the story went on and in the end he sealed his fate in my heart.

There's a LOT I'm leaving out because this is a story that you have to discover and enjoy as your soak in the words! This one is NOT to be missed!

About the Author:

Joanna Davidson Politano is the award-winning author of Lady Jayne DisappearsA Rumored FortuneFinding Lady EnderlyThe Love Note, and A Midnight Dance. She loves tales that capture the colorful, exquisite details in ordinary lives and is eager to hear anyone's story. She lives with her husband and their children in a house in the woods near Lake Michigan. You can find her online at


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