CrossReaders Book Review: Postmarked Ever After   by  Mary L. Ball

CrossReaders Book Review: Postmarked Ever After by Mary L. Ball

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Title: Postmarked Ever After

Author: Mary L. Ball

Rating: 5 stars

About the Book

A delayed letter and a message from afar unite two hearts.

Recently widowed, Serena Gray battles the daily drama of the Emergency Room, as well as her grief. When a mysterious letter arrives informing her that her husband has a daughter he never knew, it raises questions about a past she’d only heard her beloved husband speak about.

While on hospital rounds, a child has a brush with death and recounts a vivid dream that bears a message for Serena that begins her on a path towards finding her husband’s daughter, Nicky.

Along the way she also meets Nicky’s father and can’t help but feel the pull of attraction between them.

Will she risk happiness for the truth or keep a secret from the past?


Postmarked Ever After by Mary L. Ball is a very good Christian romance that leaves you with a good feeling when the story is finished. Serena Gray works as an emergency room nurse and is beginning to move on after the death of her husband. A letter addressed to her late husband arrives and it is from a woman dying of cancer telling him that he has a daughter he never knew. Through a chance meeting, Serena meets Adam Knox who just happens to be the husband of the woman who wrote the letter. Serena gives a talk on nursing at the school where Adam is the principal and one of the students at the lecture is Nicky, Adam’s daughter. Serena is sure that Nicky is her husband’s daughter and the story gets very interesting at this point. Should Serena show the letter to Adam or should she just remain quiet? Is there really an attraction between Adam and Serena?

Mary Ball did an excellent job in the development of this story. The characters came to life on the pages of the book and I actually felt as if Serena, Adam, and Nicky were close friends. It was good to have a pre-teen portrayed in such a loving and sweet way and the dialogue between Nicky and the adults was a joy to read. Scenes were so well described that I could see myself right in the middle of everything that was happening. Actually I was more standing in the background urging Serena to show the letter to Adam for I was sure that he knew that Nicky was not his biological daughter. The suspense throughout the story dealt mainly with Serena and the letter. Would she give Adam the letter or destroy it? Another little surprise was the dream of a young boy in the hospital and when he told Serena about the dream, she was not sure what to make of the dream. When the three main characters finally worked though all their problems, the story had a wonderful ending.

I highly recommend this book to anyone that loves a great love story with a Christian message.

Thanks to the author, Mary L. Ball, for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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This review was submitted by: Deanna Gottreu – please visit her website at

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