Book Review

Yours Truly, Thomas Book Review

Yours Truly, Thomas by Rachel Fordham is a historical romance. Set in the 1880s, it tells the tale of a single woman who works in the Dead Letter Office of the U.S. Postal Service. Moved by the repeated letters of a man who is broken-hearted over a lost love, she is moved to try to help the couple reunite. Her efforts to help them lead her to travel to find them, only to discover the woman has died. Unable to complete her mission she travels to find Thomas. What ensues is a sweet but unbelievable love story. I enjoy a good love story, but it was hard to embrace one where the story was so unlikely. Maybe I’m too much of a realist, but I like to read a story where the possibilities are more believable. To its credit, it is a clean romance, which can be rare in today’s world of graphic everything. And it shines a light on a little known department of the U.S. Postal Service, the Dead Letter Office, which attempts to find a home for mail marked undeliverable. It was an interesting slice of history.

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