Dear Mr. Knightley
By Katherine Reay / Thomas Nelson
Growing up in foster care, imaginative Samantha’s only friends were characters in books. But her real life takes an extraordinary turn when a mysterious “Mister Knightley” offers her a full journalism scholarship—on the condition that she write to him regularly. Will their long-distance friendship unlock her heart?
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To be honest this book was not a page turner for me. It did not hold my interest as well as some other previous books I have read.
The content of the book is set up in letters, which Sam has written to Mr. Knightly. The ending does present a surprise to it, but other than that I was not very intrigued by it.
Others may find this book quite interesting, unfortunately it was hard for me to lose myself in the pages. The author gave a picture of a person who wants to be accepted and included, but does not know how to use the already given skills to make that happen. This brought to my mind of how hard it can be to make conversations with people, when your own words just do not seem to be enough. I did not see any Biblical reference, other than the orphanage where she grew up.
I would recommend this book as a casual read.