Sep 21, 2012

Book Review: With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin

Excerpt: "You each get one letter. You can reply or not, your choice. If you do, play by my wife's rules, or she'll make my life miserable. No names, no pictures, and no personal details - hometown, people's names, anything like that."

Tom sat up taller, and his mouth drifted open. If he were in an actual movie, a shaft of light would have pierced the deck of the ship and landed on him.


Free from the prison of his name, he could be himself. He hadn't had that with another soul since he was seven. Even with his mother, he kept tight control to reassure her.

He squeezed his eyes shut. Lord, please. Let the letter be from the right sort of woman. With Every Letter, pg 19-20.

Back Cover: They know everything about each other--except their real names.

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 Review: I really enjoy Sarah Sundin's WWII novels, and With Every Letter does not disappoint. This novel is the first in the Wings of the Nightingale series. I've learned a lot about the flight nurses because of this book. Sundin's characters are deep and complex, and the plot moves along well. I had a hard time putting this book down, and I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
My Rating:

My Recommendation: I highly recommend this book to readers of WWII fiction.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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