The Wrong Envelope
by Liz Treacher
It’s my stop on the “The Wrong Envelope” blog tour! @LoveBooksGroup have provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. If you’d like to learn more about this book, check out the other blogs on the tour, see what people have to say on Goodreads and head over to the author’s Twitter page. You can also buy the book on Amazon here.
Evie Brunton loves her job. Twice a day, she spins along the narrow lanes of Devon on her bicycle, delivering letters from a heavy post bag. When the flamboyant London artist, Bernard Cavalier, drops like a meteor into her sleepy village, everything changes. Bernard is supposed to be painting for an important exhibition, but the countryside has its own charms, in particular his young post lady…
Light and witty, and full of twists and turns, The Wrong Envelope is a charming romantic comedy. It captures the spirit of another age – when letters could change lives.
This story is adorable! Bernard Cavalier is on the train en-route to Devon when he first encounters Evie Brunton but he certainly doesn’t make a good first impression. When he finally arrives at the cottage he will be calling home for the next five weeks, he finds that the woman he has just embarrassed and offended on the train will be making daily visits to his home as his post lady – awkward!
The story that follows is light and quaint but very enjoyable. Set in the countryside in the 1920s, this story is set in simpler times when a lady could punish a man with her haircut and letters were the main method of communication. It’s letters that bring these characters together and letters that break them apart.
I really enjoyed this story and it’s nice to read something charming for a change. No action, no crime, just innocence, a little comedy and a longing romance.
I’ve just found out that the author has written a sequel called “The Wrong Direction” which I’m definitely adding to my TBR list – I’m looking forward to find out what London has in store for Bernard and Evie!
Overall rating: A quaint story of romance in the 1920s in rural Devon.
Bernard Cavalier doesn’t make a great first impression and his second one isn’t much better either, but he’s determined to make this relationship work. A charming 4 stars for Liz Treacher‘s “The Wrong Envelope”.