"A sweet romance"
In 1897 San Angelica, California, Callida Prophet
serves as the rural postal carrier for the town. When
little Becky Lockheart began to write letters to her
recently deceased mother, Callie is stunned by the child's
grief and though a felony, she reads the letters and
responds in kind.
One letter claims that Becky's father Aubrey plans to
hire a "nany" to take care of the sad little girl, whose
father avoids her because she looks just like her mother.
Callie takes the job of nanny planning to bring father and
child back together. Callie finds Aubrey's love letters to
his departed Anne and reads them to Becky as they help her
feel better. However, the letters show a compassionate
side to Aubrey that Callie wishes he would present to her,
as she now loves both the father and his daughter.
Though the theme appears a lot in novels, HEAVEN SENT
provides freshness due to the cast who gains reader
sympathy. Becky would only fail to hook a Snidely or Darth
Vader with her cries for hugs and kisses. The story line
brings to life the gay nineties in California, but centers
on the four key players, Becky, Aubrey, Callie, and Anne so
that readers gain a wonderful historical relationship drama
that will leave everyone's eyes moist.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 3, 2001