I’m going to be honest: Rachel Fordham has been my favorite author for quite some time… But is she still my favorite author after reading this book?
Fast fun fact: My boyfriend actually bought this book for my birthday, which is pretty fitting considering it’s a romance. 😉
Why You Should Read Yours Truly, Thomas by Rachel Fordham
Thomas carries a heavy burden. Can he live a life he loves in spite of his past?
Penny is faced with a life-altering decision. Which will she choose, and will she choose wisely?
In short, Yours Truly, Thomas is full of life. It speaks of moving on from our past mistakes and taking each day at a time. It also shows us how to handle heavy confessions with grace.
Centered around romance and redemption, it answers questions that we all have asked. It also teaches the difference between reality and fantasy.
While I felt like this book could have explained Eliza’s (a side character) situation better, along with a couple other minor things (that I can’t elaborate on due to spoilers), it was still a fantastic book.
It is not only an easy read, but it is also such a clean and innocent one. So pure!
After reading this book, Rachel Fordham remains my favorite author. She just has a God-given gift to sculpt original characters and plotlines.
Genre: Christian historical fiction + romance
Keywords: Small town, happily ever after, hope, second chances.
Status: Standalone, but it has characters from The Hope of Azure Springs.
P.O.V: Third person
Page number of paper back: 320
- Drunkenness is mentioned. (Not encouraged in the slightest. It is actually talked down upon.)
- Man begins explaining how he found himself a prostitute with swaying hips, but was interrupted and scolded.
- A man observes Penny’s body and asks if she is a mail-bride.
- A mention of a man being hungry for more kisses, but he restrains like a gentleman. (I actually applaud how amazing this book was when it came to such situations. Whenever a boundary could have been crossed, it directly stated how the character restrained.)
- A mention of a man needing to touch a woman one more time (DEFINITELY NOT as dirty as it sounds, but it could still trigger some people).
- Multiple small, non-detailed kisses between man and woman (cheek, nose, forehead, lips, fingers, palm of hand).
Trigger warnings: Discusses death and the emotions that come along with it.
Overall, if you are a lover of wholesome historical romance, this book is for you!
It may be an easy read, but it addresses hard topics like regret and forgiveness. Thankfully, it is also filled with redemption and hope.
If you have already read this book, what did you think about it? Did I miss any content warnings or triggers?
If you haven’t read it yet, make sure to pick up a copy at your local library, Amazon, Books-a-Million, etc.