Book Review ~ With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin @SarahSundin

Sarah Sundin
Wings of the Nightingale, Book 1
Fiction /Historical Romance

Back of the book:

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?

Combing 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.

About the author:

Twitter: @SarahSundin

My thoughts:

After finishing With Every Letter I got to thinking that if history textbook authors had the skills that Sarah Sundin does we’d all know our history better. She has a way of describing the scene in detail without losing your interest even if you aren’t a history buff. Am I suggesting that Sarah quit writing historical romances and switch to textbooks? I shout an emphatic NO! Keep writing what you do best…you are educating an unsuspecting group of us.

Do you remember writing letters? Or better yet, receiving letters in the mail? There is just something about holding a missive from someone dear in your hand. You can see their personality in the handwriting (not to mention the doodles along the sidelines). Maybe even get a whiff of their scent. I love the instant communication in our day but I miss the personal touch of correspondence by mail.

I really think that my favorite part of this book is the letters that go back and forth between “Annie” and “Ernest”. It was quite enjoyable to read about their budding friendship. They were able to reveal so much more about themselves through their correspondence than they ever would have if they had immediately met in person.

By the time they met in person I was just on pins and needles cheering them on! You are going to love the way this friendship turned romance builds to a dynamic ending. I am eagerly waiting for book two in this series. If it is anything like this one it is going to be amazing.

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  1. Hmmm....history textbooks...

    No, you do NOT have to worry about that. Writing nonfiction feels like An Assignment, but fiction is pure play.

    I'm thrilled you liked Tom & Mellie's story. And thanks for the lovely review.


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