ABOUT THE BOOK:
Molly Alcott didn’t expect to open her mailbox one summer morning and find an old letter stuffed between bills and a supermarket flyer. Penned in familiar handwriting, dated over fifteen years ago, the letter was written to Molly after her first date with the man she’ll never forget.
Week after week, new letters appear. Each marks an event in the history of their epic love affair. Each heals a wound. Each holds the confession of the man who still owns Molly’s heart.
The letters are full of promise, hope and love, but truth be told, Molly wishes she could unread them all.
Because the man who wrote these letters is not the one sending them.
“No matter how many days or months or years went by, Molly was still unforgettable. The best I’d ever had. The way she felt beneath me, her fingernails digging into my shoulder blades as I rocked us into oblivion, was like nothing else in the world.”
I love Devney Perry’s books and ‘The Coppersmith Farmhouse’ is still one of my favorites. That being said, ‘Letters to Molly’ was not one of my favorite books but I still enjoyed it. I actually loved how divorce here was only the beginning of the story and not the end. This version of a second-chance romance was definitely unique.
This book is about a divorced couple who did not part on good terms. They were once madly in love so how could their relationship have deteriorated so badly? Devney Perry wrote Finn and Molly’s story in alternating POV’s so that the reader really gets a sense of what went wrong. There two are not bad people and they are wonderful parents but they just could not stay together in a marriage.
“The thing about divorce is, there isn’t always one mistake. One nuclear bomb dropped on a couple that destroys their marriage. Sometimes, it creeps up on you slowly. And one day, realization hits and all you know is that you don’t want to be married anymore. Maybe a nuclear bomb would have been better than slowly burning to death.”
Six years after their divorce, Molly begins receiving letters in the mail that had been written to her by Finn over the course of their relationship. Both Finn and Molly slowly overcome their bitterness and resentment and begin to see that what they had was unique and special and once-in-lifetime. This is a romance so there is definitely a happy ending, but these two have a LOT to overcome first. The small-town setting was enjoyable as always and the harsh reality of single parenting was not glossed over.
I enjoyed the story but felt that it was unrealistic that Finn and Molly remained celibate during their years apart. It was sweet but I think a bit too simplistic. Other than that I really liked this sweet, sexy, second-chance romance.