The Mailbox: A Novel is a heartwarming beach read set, of course, at the beach. When she is in high school, Lindsey visits Sunset Beach with her aunt and uncle. While there, she meets Campbell, who she thinks is the love of her life. He introduces her to The Mailbox (which the author says really exists). The Mailbox holds paper and pens for those who wish to write to The Kindred Spirit. No one knows who he or she is. Lindsey begins a yearly ritual of going to the mailbox and telling the Kindred Spirit about her hopes, dreams and life.
The book takes place mainly in two time periods--the current day when Lindsey is freshly divorced, and during her high school years when she fell in love with Campbell. Of course the Campbell makes another appearance in her life as she tries to figure out where life should go from now.
The Mailbox: A Novel is a sweet easy read that brings back memories of summer romances. It is a Christian novel and we learn a bit about the character's faith lives and the Christian themes are apparent but not preachy. It is one of those books that I think a non-Christian could enjoy if she/he likes sweet happy endings wrapped up in a bow.
I'd like to thank B & B Media for providing a review copy of this book. First Wildcard will tour it June 29. Check back then to read the first chapter.