With Every Letter – Book Review

 

With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin.

I choose this book to read because of the cover. I know, I know, “Don’t judge a book by the cover”. But I did.  I’ve never read a book by Sarah Sundin before and wanted to give With Every Letter a try.

With Every Letter is about a young woman, Lt. Mellie Blake, a flight nurse in WWII who is very shy and interverted. She loves what she does, loves helping the wounded, loves to sing, but just can’t make frineds, let alone a romantic relationship. Mellie is forced to join am announamous letter exchange with the men stationed over in North Africa. How can she friend someone on paper when she can’t make friends in person.

The letter Mellie writes is intended to go to someone else, but ends up in the hands of Lt. Tom MacGilliver. Tom is just the oppostite. He has lots of friends, is always smiling, but deep inside he is sad, hurt and angry.

Tom and Mellie may be falling in love even though they do not know each other’s identity.

I found With Every Letter to be a good read. I do not like war or history type books, so I did skim over some of those details. But this story is more than that. I like the idea of an annoyous letter exchange. In the story it boosts the moral and adds abit of mystery. I would recommend this book to any book lover!

 

You can buy the book here:  http://ow.ly/dyzz0
Review from 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.
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About the author:

Sarah Sundin received the 2011 Writer of the Year Award from the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, and her second novel A Memory Between Us is a finalist for an Inspirational Readers’ Choice Award. Her stories are inspired by her great-uncle who flew with the U.S. Eighth Air Force in England during World War II. Sarah lives in California with her husband and three children. www.sarahsundin.com

Find out more about Sarah at http://www.sarahsundin.com/.
I recevied the above book to review. Opinions are my own.

Anne

I’m a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I’m on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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Comments

  1. I love the premise of an anonymous letter exchange. I’m not into war book either but it sounds unique.

  2. Sounds like a touching read for a rainy day.

  3. This looks like such a great book!

  4. Sounds like an interesting read!

  5. I’m currently reading this book! The cover is pretty isn’t it?

  6. I love historical fictions books. I’ll have to try this one out.

  7. Sounds good!

  8. Sounds great and I love the cover photo.

  9. Thank you for the honest about skimming (I find myself doing the same if it just doesn’t hold my interest).

  10. Jenn @therebelchick says:

    I tend to love any book with a military theme, so I’d probably like this!

  11. Sounds like a fantastic book

  12. I sometimes judge a book by it’s cover too! I would have picked this one as well and I like historical fiction too!

  13. The premise it interesting. Thanks for the review.

  14. Sounds like an interesting read.

  15. Looks interesting. I’m always looking for something new to read.

  16. I do like the cover, though it’s not my usual genre.

  17. Sounds like an interesting book!

  18. I love to read everything and don’t really have a particular genre I prefer. This sounds like a gorgeous story!