"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."
When it comes to characterization and expertly building a historical setting for her characters, Sarah Sundin continues to astound. Her WWII books are wonderful - full of authenticity in background-painting details and real-life issues. With Every Letter is a marvelous beginning to the "Wings of the Nightingale" series, and a great addition to Sundin's WWII romance stories.
For those who enjoy a lot of action in war novels, this is not Sundin's most action-packed book (although there's still plenty of tension and some fighting). But for those who enjoy a sweet love story and who can relate to characters who have difficulties interacting with others in social situations, this book is more than satisfying.
From the very first letter that Mellie writes anonymously (and Tom's reactions to it), I fell in love with the story (and Tom). The dancing around of two souls who long to reach out but who fear what such vulnerability might bring to themselves and to each other, as well as the actual dancing the characters engage in, frustrates the mind and ultimately touches the heart.
With beautifully crafted symbolism and characters (even including Sesame, the dog!), With Every Letter is historical romance at its finest. I'm eager to see what Sundin writes next!
*With thanks to the publisher for providing me a copy of the book in exchange for my honest opinion, to be shared during the Litfuse Publicity blog tour.*
About the Author
"Sarah Sundin is the author of 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. 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. www.sarahsundin.com"
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