NetGalley reviews of The Missing Letters of Mrs Bright
"A lovely exploration of what is means to be human and alive. It is both charming and thought-provoking and I thoroughly enjoyed it." Pamela J
"This is just an incredibly readable book. A beautifully told story of
life, love, regret, secrets, friendship, self discovery... I laughed out
loud, I cried, I stayed up well into the night reading just a little
bit more. I just loved this book so much." Adrian D
"Everything you want in a book: a little laugh, a little cry, lots of awww moments. Really loved this book. Very moving." Patricia C
"Oh I loved this beyond words... A poignant read and an emotional one. Beautiful doesn’t do it justice. If you read just one book about life make it this one. 10* if I could." Nicki M
"It is one of those books that helps you feel more positively about the world again and remember that good things can and do happen. And more importantly it is never too late to change things." Lynne C
"I stayed up up way too late reading this book. My 2 a.m. novel. I laughed out loud and I cried while reading this." Missy W
"What a beautifully told story. I have to admit that there were many parts while I was reading that I was teary-eyed. At times it was funny, unforgettable, lifted you up and so warm. A book to truly fall in love with! I couldn't seem to read this book fast enough...There were parts that actually had me laughing out loud. I haven't read such a warm your heart type of book in a very very long time. I totally recommend it." Sheri O
"It was wonderful. It drew me in from the very first page and, although it might be a cliche, I couldn't put it down." Cheryl N
"A lovely read, a story that drew me in from the first pages.With tissues clutched in my hand, tears running down my face, I read this book in one sitting. A story that will stay with me." Abby S
"This will I'm sure have many readers looking and reevaluating their own lives asking themselves whether it's not too late to do what they really want to do with their lives." G.H.
"Told in the alternating perspectives of Kay, a woman wanting to rediscover her younger self, and her daughter, Stella, a young woman just discovering her adult self, the story is one filled with wry humor and observations." Jayme C
"At several points I definitely had something in my eye, and towards the end, well … All I can say is that it takes a lot for a book to simultaneously make me laugh and need to clear a lump in my throat. This one did it in spades. Highly recommended." Audrey C
"Wow... a can't put down story about first loves, loss and wondering if it's ever too late to start over and live that life you always thought you'd have but never got around to living.
I really recommend this book. It's got everything you'll ever need and have you laughing and crying at some point in the story.
Beth Miller has hit one out of the park!
5/5 Stars 🌟" Mirtha L
(Published by Bookouture,
Sometimes it takes losing something to see where you truly belong.
For the past twenty-nine years, Kay Bright’s
days have had a familiar rhythm: she works in her husband’s stationery
shop hoping to finally sell the legendary gold pen, cooks for her
family, tries to remember to practice yoga, and every other month she
writes to her best friend, Ursula. Kay could set her calendar by
their letters: her heart lifts when the blue airmail envelope, addressed
in Ursula’s slanting handwriting, falls gently onto the mat.
But now Ursula has stopped writing and everything is a little bit worse.
is the only one who knows Kay’s deepest secret, something that happened
decades ago that could tear Kay’s life apart today. She has always been
the person Kay relies on.
Worried, Kay gets out her shoebox of
Ursula’s letters and as she reads, her unease starts to grow. And then
at ten o’clock in the morning, Kay walks out of her yellow front door
with just a rucksack, leaving her wedding ring on the table...
This emotional and heart-warming novel is for anyone who knows it’s never too late to look for happiness. Fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, A Man Called Ove and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry will fall in love with this feel-good and moving story that shows you that the best friendships truly last forever.
"This story hit the sweet spot: poignant and uplifting. A treasure that must be read, savored, and shared. 5+ stars." Olivia L
"This book was wonderful from start to finish!" Laura P
"Absolutely beautiful! A wonderful, heartwarming, life affirming tale from this fantastic author. This story was not only entertaining and addictive but it also made me think... Five stars do not do this book justice. Read this beautiful book and get 2020 off to a brilliant start!" Renita D
"The descriptions of the food really made me crave those dishes and I actually prepared my curry recipe as a result afterwards." Yvonne M
"I have often had the notion that one day you wake up and realize things are different and it’s time to go. Beth Miller attacked this notion and turned it into a story that I can hold close and revisit." Kim S
"This is a lovely, beautifully written, book about women's friendships, mother-daughter relationships and finding yourself, no matter how late in life." Carolyn S
"I loved this novel!
It often takes that WAKE UP call from a friend or loved one to make the light bulb go off and realize that time is precious and too short! A very relatable novel!
Excellent story with wonderful characters!" Laurie P
"This book is full of beautiful friendships, love and loss, endings and new beginnings. I laughed out loud and I cried a bit.
I have never read any other book by Beth Miller but she is now on my list of authors." Taunya M