Dearest Josephine

Dearest Josephine

by

, beautifully-written, own-books-read, netgalley, 2020reviews, ya, favorite-fiction, review-copy, netgalley, austenesque, contemporary, dnf, read-for-review, have-physical-copy, 2021, historical-fiction, audiobook, genre-young-adult, 2020, Historical, Romance, Young Adult, Contemporary, Fiction, Science Fiction, Audiobook

Caroline George sweeps readers up into two different time periods with an unexpected love story that prompts us to reimagine what it means to be present with the people we love.

2020: Chocolate and Earl Grey tea can’t fix Josie De Clare’s horrible year. She mourned the death of her father and suffered a teen-life crisis, which delayed her university plans. But when her father’s will reveals a family-owned property in Northern England, Josie leaves London to find clarity at the secluded manor house. While exploring the estate, she discovers two-hundred-year-old love letters written by an elusive novelist, all addressed to someone named Josephine. And then she discovers a novel in which it seems like she’s the heroine…

1820: Novelist Elias Roch loves a woman he can never be with. Born the bastard son to a nobleman and cast out from society, Elias seeks refuge in his mind with the quirky heroine who draws him into a fantasy world of scandal, betrayal, and unconditional love. Convinced she’s his soulmate, Elias writes letters to her, all of which divulge the tragedy and trials of his personal life.

As fiction blurs into reality, Josie and Elias must decide: How does one live if love can’t wait? Separated by two hundred years, they fight against time to find each other in a story of her, him, and the novel written by the man who loves her.

Title:Dearest Josephine
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780785236184
Format Type:

    Dearest Josephine Reviews

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Okay! I’m confused. So many thought balloons flying above my head! A three star read normally means I’m standing at Switzerland border: neither I liked it too much nor I hated this book! But this ...

  • Abbie | nerdyabbie

    I’m grinning like an idiot, and I can’t stop.This book was a rollercoaster of emotions. It took a minute for me to get into it, because of the format, but it was so compelling. This would honestly...

  • Nadine Brandes

    DEAREST JOSEPHINE is the type of story that becomes your own. The characters’ heartaches worked their way into my own chest until I hurt with them, hoped with them, and dared to dream with them. Thi...

  • R.F. Gammon

    What a book.This is not my genre. This is not my kind of story. I went in expecting a rom-com, something historical fantasy-ish, which I've come to realize is actually one of my least favorite genres....

  • Abigail

    I am literally sobbing right now. I do not think that I can properly write a review right now. I knew from reading other people's reviews that this book was going to make me cry, but I did not know ho...

  • Tamara

    Dearest Josephine is a unique take on love and grief through a series of letters, emails, and texts. The back and forth between the present and the past blends well. It really engaged me.Josie has jus...

  • Melissa Tagg

    I loved this book. Like, looooooooved it!For starters, the format: With Josie's emails back and forth with her best friend, Elias's letters, and Elias's novel, we get three stories all intertwined and...

  • Tahera

    The highlight of this audiobook was the narration by Nathalie Pownall. She has a beautiful, clear, melodious and engaging voice which made me like this book so much more. The story has three separate ...

  • Becky

    First sentence: Hi Faith, I did a thing. A big thing. And I’m not sure how to tell you without sounding like the rotten human being who abandoned her best friend for a boy.Premise/plot: There is a f...

  • Rose (Adventurous Bookworm)

    I wasn’t sure about this at first but oh my word, it was good.--Wow!At the beginning, I struggled to get into this book and I was tempted to DNF during The Novel parts. They were not super great or ...