Letters from My Sister by Valerie Fraser Luesse
Living in Alabama in the early 1900s, Callie Bullock enjoys her beautiful home, her large and loving family, and the thrill of sitting in trees during storms. Her sister and best friend, Emmy, is engaged to the man of her dreams, and handsome Solomon Beckett buys a farm nearby.
Then their housekeeper’s granddaughter comes from Chicago, newly widowed and extraordinarily beautiful. When Lily captures the attention of powerful and dangerous Ryder Montgomery, a chain of events is set in motion that will upend all their lives. Callie is left with a fragmented and disturbing memory that she can’t puzzle out. But her sister Emmy seems to hold the key…
Winsome and sweetly haunting. Letters from My Sister brims with family love, humor, romance, and mysterious insights into the meaning of memories. But Valerie Fraser Luesse also delves into power dynamics and explores the prejudices that can lurk inside people with the best of intentions. Callie is a delightful heroine, challenging the way things have always been done but bounded by love of family and community. A thoroughly engaging novel that probes deep.