Allegra North’s second thoughts about splitting with childhood sweetheart Francis need a first-class stamp. But with her unfinished letter to him still in her handbag, she can’t find the right words to express her regrets. Invited to a big movie premiere through her work, she resolves to put all thoughts of her ex fiancé out of her mind; then she loses her handbag in the foyer. Francis meanwhile is determined to win Allegra back. Convinced that they should never have parted, he intends to declare his feelings in front of crowds of press and film fans that evening, unaware that his meticulous plans are about to be hijacked by his hired accomplice, a movie stuntman with a thirst for publicity . . . By the time the closing credits roll, the crowds will be baying for a kiss. Can a letter right wrongs, or do actions speak louder than words?
Fiona Walker’s new novel The Love Letter is out on 3rd May but as a prequel to the release of the new book Fiona has released an exclusive ebook short story today. I was lucky enough to get a preview of Sealed with a Kiss and it’s certainly an attention grabber. I haven’t read any of Fiona’s books before but I will definitely be reading The Love Letter now as I need to know what happens next!
Sealed with a Kiss is set twelve months before The Love Letter and introduces us to Allegra ‘Legs’ North who has recently split up with her first love and childhood sweetheart, Francis. The reason for the split is revealed in the short story and straight away, wasn’t what I was expecting!
Allegra works for a literary agency and is due to attend the movie premier for the most anticipated movie release of the year (think The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter). I enjoyed the London premier setting and the movie star cast add lots of A-list glamour to the story.
Despite this only being a short story, Fiona Walker sets up a number of plot lines straight away and as I was reading I felt like I’d jumped straight into the action. The main thread focuses on Allegra and the love letter that she is writing to Francis but throw in an A List actress with a last minute wardrobe malfunction, a runaway horse and carriage and a priceless emerald necklace and the plot really takes off.
With a large cast of likeable and interesting characters that I hope we’ll see more of in The Love Letter, Sealed with a Kiss is an excellent introduction to the forthcoming book and Fiona Walker’s style. I liked Allegra straight away and her sense of humour made me smile.I’m already looking forward to getting to know her better in the new novel and I’m very intrigued to find out what happens to her love letter next.
I love that more authors are releasing stories like this which give new readers like me the opportunity to sample their writing and get a feel for a story. Sealed with a Kiss is a quick fun read and a good length for a short story, It is released today and is available as an audio edition as well as an ebook. You can find out more, hear an extract of Sealed with a Kiss and read the first chapter of The Love Letter on Fiona’s website at: http://www.fionawalker.com/