Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Between the Lines by Annette Lyon {Review}

Between the Lines by Annette Lyon
ebook, 52 pages
Publication: June 15th 2016 by Blue Ginger Books
Jane Martin is intelligent but extremely shy, especially around men. When the Aid and Cultural Society proposes a letter-writing program, Jane signs up, hoping she can find a friend across the miles. But the program doesn’t run as smoothly as expected.

Unbeknownst to her, Thomas Allred from town becomes her writing friend. Thomas has always known quiet Jane—or thought he did—but reading her letters addressed to his secret persona opens his eyes to what an amazing woman she is. Meanwhile, Jane has no idea that the romantic letters she receives are penned by Thomas—or that he’s falling in love with her in person.
My Review: 5 Stars
This novella was included in the Timeless Romance Anthology: Love Letter Collection. I loved it then and I love it now!
One thing that I really loved about this story is the fact that sometimes the person for you is right under your nose. My husband and I grew up in the same small town and never really knew each other until we were grown up. Thomas and Jane went to school together and grew up together, but never really knew each other. Not until Emma, president of the Aide and Cultural Society, puts together a pen pal exchange with her aunt in Canada. With no one to match up with Jane, Thomas writes to her, pretending to be a pen pal, and isn't it amazing what thoughts and feelings can be shared through the written word? 
Thomas is a real man. Jane isn't the most outgoing and beautiful girl in their society, yet he cares more about her feelings and making her happy, than all of that. This story proves that it's not always the instant attraction to someone that makes a relationship work. Sometimes, a lot of times, a person becomes more attractive the more you get to know her/him. I loved the way Jane opened up and blossomed through these exchanges and the way Thomas told her who he really was.  
This is a perfect read for those who are romantics at heart!
Content: clean, mild romance
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*
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About the Author:

Annette LyonAnnette Lyon is a Whitney Award winner, a 4-time recipient of Utah's Best of State medal for fiction, and the author of over a dozen novels, at least as many novellas, a cookbook, a grammar guide, plus some 120+ articles. She's worked as a professional editor for publishers and best-selling authors and graduated cum laude from BYU with a degree in English. When she's not writing, editing, knitting, or eating chocolate, she can be found mothering and avoiding the spots on the kitchen floor. Find her online at and on Twitter: @AnnetteLyon