Letters to My Future Husband by Lisa McKendrick
Paperback, 240 pages
Published February 10th 2015 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Description: Sophie doesn’t know what kind of man she’s looking for, so her father suggests she write letters to her future husband—and come to know him in the process. But Sophie soon learns her letters aren’t the most reliable key to her heart. This hilarious coming-of-age novel is a guaranteed laugh-out-loud read you’ll want to share with all your friends.
My Review: Sophie isn't perfect, but really...who is? She's tall and has big feet, which, according to her mother, will make it hard to get a husband. At her father's urging, she began writing letters to her future husband as a young age, so she could learn what she wanted. There are times when she thinks she knows, but she really doesn't know as much as she thinks.
Sophie's adventures take her to Italy with friends, where she runs into her old childhood crush, Hanno. Her eyes were definitely opened in that situation, which led her to meet his roommate, Peter. Bizarre and hilarious situations followed. I was rolling my eyes and laughing at loud in parts, which was a lot of fun. I loved the way Sophie could imagine what others would say--the voices in her head; I loved the way she could be herself, hairy big toes and all; and I loved the way she follows after her dream and her heart.
Fast forward ten years... Sophie is home for Christmas and discovers that Hanno is getting married. When she goes to the wedding, who should appear, but Peter. Sophie has a boyfriend, but Peter is such a good friend. I loved that Peter has the ability to bring out the good in so many people. He's a really great guy!
There are so many fun, quirky characters and also some I had to hate. Sophie learns that some people aren't worth having in her life and others mean well, even it they're a little abrasive and are an important part of her life. There was a little situation that was interesting and a little strange--Sophie is able to see and communicate with her future child. At first, I wasn't sold on that aspect, but it worked for the story.
Content: Clean romance (hint of current and prior hookups, but only kissing is mentioned); no language; no violence; mild religion (talk of LDS missions, baptism, scriptures--but only casual references, no preaching). See my content ratings here.
About the Author:
Lisa has been actively writing for many years and continues to hone her craft as a writer by attending SCBWI conferences in Florida. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a master’s degree in English, and has published three books in the LDS market.