Letters From Peaceful Lane by Janet Dailey #Romance #BookReview

In the rugged Ozarks of beautiful Branson, Missouri, a woman struggles to save her marriage—and finds answers from an unexpected source . . .

Allison felt like she’d stepped into a fairy tale when she married widower Burke Caldwell. But after less than a year of marriage, he’s become removed and distant. His friends see Allison as little more than a trophy wife, his only daughter regards her as the enemy. With everyone so devoted to the memory of Burke’s first wife, Kate, how can Allison possibly compete? Then a harrowing car crash leaves Burke badly injured. But it becomes achingly clear that the woman Burke wants by his side is the wife he lost . . .

No longer able to dismiss the power Kate still holds, Allison can’t resist reading a trove of hidden letters from Kate to Burke. What she discovers sets her mind reeling. The letters give Allison an enlightening window into her husband’s heart. But will she have the courage to put aside her own fears, and grab hold of a love as big and bold as the man she once dared to marry?

Praise for Janet Dailey and her bestselling novels

“Fans of Dailey’s sweet, small-town romances are sure to delight in this story of second chances and new beginnings.” —RT Book Reviews on Just a Little Christmas

“Dailey is one of my favorite authors for western romances, and Sunrise Canyon did not disappoint.” —Romance Junkies on Sunrise Canyon

“Wonderful.” —Cowgirl Magazine on Sunrise Canyon

“Dailey confirms her place as a top megaseller.”
Kirkus Reviews on Calder Pride


JANET DAILEY’s first book was published in 1976. Since then she has written more than 100 novels and become one of the top-selling female authors in the world, with 300 million copies of her books sold in nineteen languages in ninety-eight countries. She is known for her strong, decisive characters, her extraordinary ability to recreate a time and a place, and her unerring courage to confront important, controversial issues in her stories. You can learn more about Janet at http://www.JanetDailey.com.

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My Review

Allison and Burke Caldwell seem to have the perfect life until an accident crashes the fairytale.

Allison knew when she married businessman Burke Caldwell the rumors would fly. His friends compared her to his deceased wife and found her wanting, while Burke’s 19 yr old daughter resented Allison’s place in her father’s life.

It all came to a head when Burke crashes his car after an argument with Allison and is left in serious condition. At the same time, Allison learns his theatre business is in danger of foreclosure.

Desperate to find out where they went wrong, she begins to read a pile of letters from his first wife that she finds among his things. She gains a new understanding of their relationship and is determined to fight for her husband.

This is a good read portraying the dynamics of second marriages in a believable way.

I give Letters From Peaceful Lane 4 lovely kisses- A heartwarming read!


  1. A wonderful review of this book, Jacquie, sounds awesome and yes sometimes life can change drastically with a major upheaval. Thanks for the beautiful share.

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    1. I’m a long-time fan of Janet Dailey. If you ever get the chance, try her Calder series. You won’t regret it 🙂


      1. K for sure will do so, Jacquie

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  2. Lovely review, Jacquie! I have this book coming up and you’ve made it sound like one I’ll enjoy! ♥️

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    1. I love her writing style, Jennifer. She brings locale and her characters to life 🙂


  3. Gwen Plano says:

    What a great review! It’s another “must read” for me. Can’t wait!

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    1. Her Calder series are on my re-read shelves. Some of the best I’ve ever read!


  4. Lyn Horner says:

    I was a huge Janet Dailey fan years back and still keep her early books. This new book sound very good.

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    1. Did you read the Calders, Lyn? Some of her best work, IMO


  5. What an interesting plot and conflict. The accident and found letters have aroused my curiosity.😕

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    1. It would be hard trying to live up to the woman on a pedestal scenario.


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