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Dear Mr. Knightley

Dear Mr. Knightley A Novel

By Katherine Reay
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 4.42 Stars

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On 11/6 Laura wrote: Imagine it: you come from nothing but pain & poverty {a string of failed foster placements & abuse} – your future is bleak, as is your present – when out of the blue you receive word that someone wants to sponsor you through journalism grad school with the only stipulation being that you have to ... "Dear Mr. Knightley"

Laura's Rating:

4 Stars

On 7/28 The Traveling Sisterhood wrote:  Like Samantha in Katherine Reay's debut novel Dear Mr. Knightley, I am madly in love with Austen, Dickens, and Shakespeare--the classics.  I can't quote them as well as Sam, by any means, but I found it to be very charming when she did... though her best friend found it annoying.  Out ... "Dear Mr. Knightley": Charming Fiction by Katherine Reay

The Traveling Sisterhood's Rating:

4 Stars

On 4/9 ConcertKatie wrote: As the title of the book suggests, Dear Mr Knightley is a series of letters from Samantha Moore to Mr Knightley. Sam is an orphan and in her mid 20s. She receives an offer from Mr. Knightley and his foundation to put her through school at Northwestern University’s Journalism school. There is just ... Book Review: Dear Mr Knightley

ConcertKatie's Rating:

4 Stars

On 4/1 Lis @ Acorns of Gold wrote: Dear Mr. Knightley: A Novel  by Katherine Reay is a book that takes a fresh look at the story line from Jean Webster's 1912 novel "Daddy Long-Legs." The story is that of an orphan girl writing regular letters to a mysterious benefactor, as a condition of an educational grant for her higher education. ... Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay (Booksneeze Review)

Lis @ Acorns of Gold's Rating:

5 Stars

On 3/15 Only A Little While wrote: Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay is like taking in a deep breath of sweet smelling lilies! The freshness and beauty of this debut novel make it a rewarding pleasure to read. Be sure you place Dear Mr. Knightly by Katherine Reay on your reading list for this spring 2014! You will definitely enjoy ... Dear Mr. Knightley

Only A Little While's Rating:

5 Stars

On 2/22 Monica H wrote: Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay is a coming-of-age novel about a college graduate, Samantha, who has spent many years trying to forget and mask her past by hiding behind the characters of her favorite Austen novels. It’s not a particularly effective coping mechanism, as it isolates her socially ... Book Review: Dear Mr. Knightley

Monica H's Rating:

4 Stars

On 2/22 Andrea Martineau wrote: In Katherine Reay’s novel Dear Mr. Knightley, Samantha Moore is a twenty three year old orphan totally overwhelmed by her future. After getting a graduate degree and her dream job she is fired and forced to go back to the Grace House, a home for orphaned children. Eventually, with the help of a mysterious ... Dear Mr. Knightley

Andrea's Rating:

4 Stars

On 2/12 Holly Frady wrote: The premise and the tile seemed interesting, so naturally I picked up this book to review. I would it's more driven toward fans who like the classics like Jane Austen though, or romances. It's a more sophisticated chick novel. I thought there were some good twists though, and the background of the character ... Book Review: Katherine Reay's Dear Mr. Knightley

Holly Frady's Rating:

4 Stars

On 2/10 Kelli wrote: I really enjoy the letters and how this is written. The tone of the main character is done really well. I love the mystery surrounding who Mr. Knightley is. I liked the first half of the book and I really loved each relationship that Sam develops, especially the Muirs. What I didn't like was the sappy, ... Great beginning

Kelli's Rating:

3 Stars

On 2/9 LIsa Van Engen wrote: Samantha Moore’s past included years in the foster care system. Now at age twenty-three, she is in transitional housing at Grace House. She loves writing, and English literature. An anonymous benefactor, Mr. Knightley offers to put Sam through the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. ... Hope Redefined

LIsa's Rating:

5 Stars