REVIEW: The Book of Silver Linings by Nan Fischer

Posted September 12th, 2023 by in Blog, Regency - Historical Romance, Review / 7 comments


The Book of Silver Linings by Nan Fischer: Using WWI letters as a key narrative device, we delve into Constance’ reality; a woman who fundamentally believes in soul mates, goodness and happily ever afters, who sacrifices chunks of herself for others, and the greater good, and yet, a person who is yet to complete her self-discovery journey….until of course partner Hayden, a high school teacher, proposes with the ring that leads her back to herself.. And with a brand of pure romance meets historical fiction, we are drawn into a story that has the potential to leave every die hard romance fan gasping for more.

Thematically, Fischer presents some boldies – identity, love, friendship and resilience and by using the letters as a clever device, Constance realises that her heart is replicated in moments of the past – her past grand-parents in law who over-come all obstacles, and all horrors to be together. Additionally, auxiliary best friend Mars and rescue dog Growler; Mars the type of straight shooter that brings levity throughout their friendship, and Growler the type of pet that warms the heart, Constance is invariably forced to face her shadow and embrace her dreams for all they are worth.

For the most part, this was a definite heart warmer and whilst there were times it meandered and missed opportunities for true tension, it definitely presented a well balanced happily ever after and all the colourful bits in between.

Book Info:

Publication: 15th August 2023 | Berkley |

Constance Sparks always says yes…when her capricious best friend needs money; when her boss gives her more responsibility without a raise; and when her boyfriend, Hayden, who is very kind but also secretive, asks her to marry him.

While planning their wedding—and struggling with anxiety about the right course for her future—Constance researches the history of her antique engagement ring and unearths the name of a man who might be connected to it, plus his tragic love story. When she finds a book of letters in her library’s old manuscript section written by the long-dead man, Constance is deeply touched by his words and leaves a note for him confessing her uncertainty and doubts. She’s shocked days later to find a response tucked among the pages.

As the notes continue to arrive, Constance finds herself quickly falling in love with a ghost and putting her real-life relationship in jeopardy. Will a bond based on letters impossibly sent from the past derail her future? Or will Constance discover her voice and risk everything for the chance to somehow connect with her true soul mate?



7 Responses to “REVIEW: The Book of Silver Linings by Nan Fischer”

  1. Dianne Casey

    I already have this on my TBR list. Looking forward to reading it.