I'll plan on sharing a letter every other week. If you'd like to submit a letter of your own to be posted here, feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com.
Today's letter is for Sophie, the heroine of The Fairest Beauty by Melanie Dickerson:
I really admire your strong spirit! You endured so much throughout your childhood, from spiteful words to physical cruelty. Yet when your story starts - at the age of seventeen - you are clinging to Scripture, showing humility in times of hardship, embracing the "family" of fellow servants, and refusing to give in to despair or thoughtless actions.
I would love to borrow some of your bravery and fortitude. Such traits would be wonderful to have at all times, but there is one particular impending event in my life that I would love to have more courage to face: my behind-the-wheel driving test. Don't be alarmed by the foreign words! Driving is how many people travel in the 21st century. It's a much faster and more dangerous mode of travel than horseback. Fortunately for you, you never need worry about it! Although I imagine that if you ever did visit the future, you would have the wherewithal and the pluck to engage in the activity.
The beginning of the next month possibly heralds a new chapter in my life, one where I can be a little more independent and perhaps helpful to my family. The thought is exciting, but frightening in its way. I would appreciate any courage you could impart to me for a time.
And should I fail, might Lord Gabehart be willing to let me borrow his horse, Gingerbread?
You can purchase The Fairest Beauty now at Amazon.com. (It just released January 22, 2013!)