~Book Review~ “Dear Gage: A Short Story” (Love Letters) by K.L. Donn

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When 8 year old Tommy was given a class assignment to be a pen pal with an active duty soldier stationed overseas, no one could have predicted that his young life would be so profoundly impacted.

Tommy is a sweet kid, but going through a very tough time.  While his Mom is awesome, his father left them before he was born and only shows up when he feels like it . . . which isn’t often.  Tommy struggles with anger at school, especially when teased about his lack of a father at home.

Paisley is a hard working single mom, who loves her so more than anything in the world.  While she would give him the world if she could, she can’t give Tommy a father who cares, and it breaks her heart. When Tommy’s attitude and behavior seem to improve after he starts corresponding with his soldier pen pal, Gage, Paisley is cautiously optimistic that Tommy may have a positive role model in his life.

When Gage receives Tommy’s letter, he is immediately taken with the young boy.  He quickly realizes that Tommy is lacking a father figure . . .and that Tommy is trying to set Gage up with his mother through his letters.  Gage quickly and unexpectedly loses his heart to Tommy and Paisley without ever laying eyes on them.  Now, he just has to convince Paisley that he is in it for real and that they can be a family when his tour of duty is done.

Dear Gage is a very quick and enjoyable read.  It is a feel-good story that leaves the reader with a smile on their face.  KL Donn did a fabulous job giving Gage, Paisley and Tommy character depth right away so that readers could feel invested in their story right from the beginning.  While it is a short story, the plot feels full and not rushed.  It’s a complete and well written story that I easily fell in love with.

5 stars.

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About the Book:

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Synopsis:

A match made… by an 8-year-old?

Dear Paisley,
I wasn’t looking for love.
I was fine with the life I had.
Then you wrote me and a whole new world opened up.

Dear Gage,
I’ve been alone so long.
Lost, scared, raising a son who needed a real man.
Then you came along.
Opening our hearts to your loyalty.

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About the Author:

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Krystal is a 29-year-old stay at home mom of 4 children, 3 boys, and 1 girl, she has a love for reading that she shares with them anyway she can. Her daughter is forever asking her to write a children’s book just for her, that she might consider. She has been with her hubby, Steve, for 12 years, happily married for 10 of them. She was first an avid reader, then an enthusiastic blogger, and has now finally had her dreams come true and become a writer. More often than not she can be found at home with her family, reading, writing, or scrapbooking. She is a coffee addict, book-aholic, and loves to hear from her fans.

Connect with K.L. Donn

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Email: authorkldonn@gmail.com

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