The Letter Epic Book Launch & Excerpt!

About the Book

Book: The Letter

Author: Edwina Kiernan

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release date: November 1, 2022

She wants a new life.

He’s in danger of losing his.

Will love solve everything — or immerse them in even worse peril?

Restless and ready for a change, Grace Stratton gladly accepts the opportunity to leave her remote parsonage home to serve as a wealthy spinster’s companion in the idyllic country town of Lindenfell. Its warm atmosphere and friendly inhabitants sooth Grace’s lonely heart. But when a mysterious stranger arrives, she soon discovers things aren’t always what they seem.

Convinced chloroform will revolutionise the medical world, Dr. David Carbury frequently administers it to his London patients — until one of them dies. Facing a grave trial to prove his innocence and defend a drug most people view as poisonous, he makes hasty plans to buy time to bolster his case. But he wasn’t expecting to face an even deadlier challenge.

As attraction sparks not long after they meet, Grace soon suspects he’s hiding something, and David knows he can’t run from the truth forever.

But neither of them could imagine the sinister threat lurking just around the corner…

Immersed in faith and intrigue, this Christian Victorian romance from award-winning author Edwina Kiernan will encourage and delight you long after you turn the last page.


A parishioner approached, and he gave Grace a gentle smile as he turned his attention toward the man.

“Grace?” Her mother’s gentle voice.

Ruby Stratton smiled gently as she motioned for Grace to join her. The widowed woman was nowhere to be seen.

“Are you all right, my dear? You seem a little… quiet.”

“Am I not usually quiet?”

“You know what I mean. What is the matter?”

There was no annoyance in her mother’s tone, no judgement. She was as kind and gentle a woman as Grace had ever met. Another reason why Grace was sick of all the gossip and subterfuge that permeated their everyday lives. How was she ever to serve God freely in this place when every word and look from judgemental strangers seemed only to forge another link in the chain around her heart?

Maybe God would answer her prayers — call her to go elsewhere. Or, maybe there was more He had to teach her here, first.

A thought she couldn’t bear to dwell on at present.

Grace sighed in frustration. “Oh, nothing but small-minded gossip mongers.”

A shadow of melancholy passed across her mother’s face for a split second. She smiled and looked down. “Oh, Grace… Not everyone is as kind as your father. You know that.”

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About the Author

Edwina Kiernan is the Christian author of the award-winning novel, Ruby’s Redemption.

An enthusiast of classic novels and history, Edwina combines her faith, imagination and research to create hope-infused tales set in times past.

A lifelong word admirer, with Welsh and Irish heritage, she started writing stories early in childhood.

She is a committed follower of Jesus (the Living Word), and endeavours to use her pen to point others to Him.