#Review “Happily Letter After” by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

EXCERPT REVEAL: Happily Letter After by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward – Jeeves  Reads Romance

Title: Happily Letter After
Authors: Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
Publisher: Montlake
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 20, 2020

Tricia’s Musings…

5 All I could wish for CROWNS

I had such fun reading Happily Letter After. It’s comical and a bit chaotic (I did roll my eyes at the shenanigans a couple of times), but a real delight.

I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this book. Was it silly at times? Yes it was, but it genuinely had me laughing out loud. I’m a real sucker for a single dad trope and this was one of the best. It’s a slightly different storyline to others I’ve read before, with a bit of a twist, and I found it hugely entertaining. I would say it’s a slow burn, but not frustratingly so. I thought the pacing was just right and was perfect for the theme of the story. There’s a definite “is it coincidence, or is it fate” kind of vibe going on when it comes to the relationship between all the characters and I loved the way that unfolded.

In amongst the love and laughter there are some poignant moments too which add another layer and made me feel such sympathy for those involved. Again, I felt those instances fitted the storyline and didn’t dwell on the negative.

Happily Letter After is overall a lighthearted, upbeat story, funny, and a bit crazy at times too. It’s touching and sexy, which, with a gorgeous HEA, was just the perfect escape from real life I needed right now. Beautifully and seamlessly written, it’s certainly my favorite co-write from these authors to date.

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Sarah’s Musings…

4 Sweet Crowns

This was a very cute, sweet story with an interesting meet cute. I loved the overall pacing and progression of the romance as well as the heroine’s relationship with Birdie, the hero’s daughter.

While the the meet cute was unique, there is an aspect of that not only requires willing suspension of belief from the reader but also to overlook some unethical practices. Does the heroine ever truly cross the line, no, but as a parent, I would be very uncomfortable with the events that unfolded.

Now, the reader gets to know and love Sadie; therefore, it is very easy to overlook the way she goes about inserting herself into the life of Birdie and her dad. In fact, readers will tend to forget how they met, and they will become enchanted by Birdie and the romance between Sadie and Sebastian.

Of course another major moment of of suspension of belief comes later in the story with a plot twist. Now, is it possible for this twist to be true, it sure is, but the chances of this person finding this person has to be so out of this world. The authors try to center it around the romanticized notion that if two people are meant to find each other and be together then they will be. Because I loved the characters, I was truly willing to let go to some extent the unrealistic connection of it all.

Overall, it truly is an enjoyable to sweet romance, only enhanced by the most adorable little girl. I just wished that these tiny yet foundational pieces of the story would have been tweaked a little bit for my full enjoyment.

ARC Review


From New York Times bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward comes a love story about taking chances and the surprises that come with them.

My love story all started with a letter.

Only it wasn’t from the man I’d eventually fall in love with. It was from his daughter. A sweet little girl named Birdie Maxwell who’d written to the magazine that I worked for.

You see, once a year my employer fulfilled a few wishes for readers. Only that column didn’t start up again for months.

So I fulfilled some of her wishes myself. It was harmless…so I thought. Until one day I took things too far.

While anonymously granting yet another of Birdie’s wishes, I got a look at her father. Her devastatingly handsome, single dad father.

I should have stopped playing fairy godmother then. I should have left well enough alone. But I just couldn’t help myself. I had a connection to this girl. One that had me acting irrationally.

Like when I showed up on their doorstep.

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.

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