Did you enjoy the obsessive journaling of Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones's Diary, the family travails of Reese Witherspoon in Wild, From Lost to Found, and the 'what if' debacle of Gwyneth Paltrow in the British-American dramedy Sliding Doors?
If so, you will enjoy our story in THE LETTER DIARIES, a memoir of mishaps about a serial singleton whose letters to her grandmother become the glue that holds life together, much like diaries are to those who journal.
Find hope in troubled times, insight amid chaos and feel-good energy as this new book read invites readers on a therapeutic journey through English villages and American cities where letters were mailed and received. Along the way, romantic shakeups, family dysfunction, and employment conflicts envelope into a colossal mishap.
“If I knew then what I know now, would life not have gone so, horribly, wrong. Or, was this life meant all along?” says first-time author Daniella Cracknell who searches for resolve out of a box of real-life letters she penned to her grandmother overseas.
Cemented in a letter is a pact Daniella made with her grandmother that only at death can the promise be fulfilled. Her grandmother delivers on her end and now leaves Daniella to fulfill the rest. However, the letters are from all over the place, here, there, and everywhere that making sense of matters would take time to piece together.
The letters now engulf our serial singleton in a mental makeover. Perhaps, Daniella’s former self might reveal patterns of discourse, and her musings might help demystify why life had not gone according to plan. But if life had not gone so, horribly, wrong, our serial singleton may never have known this American life.
Our opening chapter sets the stage for a return to the lost art of letter writing. The first letter pulled out of the box is written and sent from a haunted English country estate that dates back to the 18th century, an era made famous in many a novel by Jane Austen as the golden age of letter writing.
"THE LETTER DIARIES now bridge time and distance through modern-day misfortune," adds Cracknell.
“Cracknell brings sunshine to an area where healing is not the easiest and helps readers see a brighter tomorrow."
—Dr. Michael Mollura, Psychotherapist, Music Composer to NETFLIX's HEAL with Deepak Chopra—
“There is something pleasantly, innocently voyeuristic about reading an epistolary novel,” says Book Riot. “They give you the feeling of stumbling on a box of letters left in an attic, but there are no consequences or hurt feelings if you read them. Actually, the author prefers that you read them.”
IN TEST READ
“Cracknell emerges as a resilient, sprightly, and engaging character ... a dream read!”
—MARY, Test Reader, English Professor, Avid Book Clubber, NY—
Thank you for giving our book teaser a read! Our story is complete with 13 chapters, and now, we are in early-stage discussions with television agents, producers, and publishers as is the author's business. Find industry credentials HERE.
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