With the colonies at war and his country divided, Hamilton Lightfoot must choose sides: Fight for the British Crown or for the Independence of America. But after witnessing the death of his family at the hands of redcoats, he fears he’ll fight for revenge instead of honor. On the verge of a great battle, he pens a letter to Esther, the woman he loves.

Esther Longfellow is in love with Hamilton, but her father is a loyalist, living in upcountry South Carolina and working for a wealthy British lord. When the Revolutionary War comes to her doorstep she is forced to choose between devotion to her father and her love for Hamilton.

Chloe Daschle is the daughter of Hollywood royalty—a great director and an Oscar-winning actress. Yet her career has taken an unexpected turn: She’s the queen of death scenes. Trying to break out, she accepts a supporting role in a revolutionary war film. But she longs for the perfect role and the perfect real-life romance. Does happily ever after only exist in the movies?

After a life-changing tragedy, MIT graduate Jesse Gates decides to leave his life behind and move to LA to try his hand at acting and screenwriting. When he finds a page from one of his ancestor’s letters, he becomes consumed with the love he finds there. Determined to help his grandfather find happiness at the end of his life, Jesse writes and sells a screenplay based on the events surrounding the lost love of previous generations.

When Jesse meets the woman he has cast to play Esther Longfellow—his grandfather’s one true love—the stories of all four collide across time and space. The love letter from the past might have more power to affect the future than any of them could have imagined.


    The Love Letter Reviews

  • Debra

    Long lost love and redemptionThe Love Letter is told in alternating timelines. In the past:Ester and Hamilton are childhood friends who fell in love. Their future appeared bright except for the fact t...

  • DJ Sakata

    Favorite Quotes:Chloe never understood how one could simply fall out of love. Was it an open window, a trap door?Hollywood is getting tired of me. I’m fifty-seven going on a hundred. I refuse to hav...

  • Melissa Tagg

    I loved this book! I’m a big fan of split time novels…but quite often I end up loving one storyline a lot more than the other (and it’s almost always the historical plot I love and the contempor...

  • Rachael

    3.5 star...loved the historical side of the time hop!I really liked the historical side of the time hop, but I didn’t relate to the present day. The main character wanted marriage...a real one. I ab...

  • Staci

    I've read several Rachel Hauck novels and some I really enjoyed and others not as much. The Love Letter was very good!In this time slip novel, readers spend time with Hamilton and Esther in South Caro...

  • Deena

    When I finally stop crying, I'll write my review.For now, I'll allow the five stars and shelf choice speak to the fabulous-ness of "The Love Letter".************************Okay, I'm ready, emotions u...

  • Cara Putman

    Such a sweet story and I loved how the storylines intertwined. The stories were artfully told. While both were enjoyable, I loved the twists and turns in the Revolutionary War story most. A read that ...

  • Ashley Nikole

    I tried so hard to get into this one, but I just couldn't seem to swing it. Though I did enjoy some moments between Esther and Hamilton and Chloe and Jesse--to me, the plot felt rather disjointed, goi...

  • Clara

    Chloe Daschle is pretty sure she is cursed. All the characters she has portrayed until then have died. She's ready for an upgrade; she wouldn't cry for a minor role if she just stays alive in the movi...

  • Micaiah

    For some reason this is literally the first time I've ever done it (DNFed something officially) but... DNF. At least for now. Maybe forever. I just couldn't get into it. I didn't care about the story,...