Saturday, September 22, 2012

Wartime Love -- With Every Letter

About the Book:

Book 1 in the Wings of the Nightingale series

 Lt. Mellie Blake is looking forward to beginning her training as a flight nurse. She is not looking forward to writing a letter to a man she’s never met–even if it is anonymous and part of a morale-building program. Lt. Tom MacGilliver, an officer stationed in North Africa, welcomes the idea of an anonymous correspondence–he’s been trying to escape his infamous name for years.

As their letters crisscross the Atlantic, Tom and Mellie develop a unique friendship despite not knowing the other’s true identity. When both are transferred to Algeria, the two are poised to meet face-to-face for the first time. Will they overcome their fears and reveal who they are, or will their future be held hostage by their pasts?

Combining a flair for romance with excellent research and attention to detail, Sarah Sundin vividly brings to life the perilous challenges of WWII aviation, nursing–and true love. 

My Thoughts:  

With Every Letter is a war-time story of love and hope.  As I read it, I felt like I was getting a history lesson -- but in a much more intriguing way than any history book I ever read in school!  Sarah draws you immediately into the lives of Mellie and Tom, with a back-and-forth look at their lives.  The setting of falling in love while hiding behind the safety of anonymity allowed me to see deep inside the hearts of the characters and learn about their hopes and fears.  Right away I cared about them and enjoyed following the ups and downs they both went through as their story developed.  There was plenty of war, romance, heartache, and joy to keep me anxiously turning the pages to the very end!  I'm excited to see what Sarah has to offer in the next Wings of the Nightingale book.

Meet Sarah:

Sarah Sundin is the author of the Wings of Glory series (A Distant Melody, A Memory Between Us, and Blue Skies Tomorrow). In 2011, A Memory Between Us was a finalist in the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Awards, and Sarah received the Writer of the Year Award at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. Her latest release, With Every Letter, is the first in the new Wings of Nightingale series.

A graduate of UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy, she works on-call as a hospital pharmacist. During WWII, her grandfather served as a pharmacist’s mate (medic) in the Navy and her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force in England. Sarah lives in California with her husband and three children. 

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See what other readers think of With Every Letter  here.

(This book was provided free of charge from Litfuse Publicity Group for my honest review.)

1 comment:

  1. Pam - thank you so much for the lovely review. I'm glad you liked Tom & Mellie's story!