Saturday, September 15, 2012

Win a Kindle or Nook from @SarahSundin and RSVP for “With Every Letter” Facebook Party 9/27! + Book Review

Celebrate with Sarah by entering to win a eReader (winner's choice of Kindle Fire or Nook Color)!

See what folks are saying about With Every Letter!

One fortunate winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire or Nook Color (winner’s choice)
  • Handmade With Every Letter First Aid Kit
  • With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on September 26th. Winner will be announced at the “With Every Letter” Author Chat Facebook Party on 9/27. Connect with Sarah, get a sneak peek of her next book, try your hand at a trivia contest, and chat with readers just like yourself. There will also be gift certificates, books and a Book Club Prize Pack to be won (10 copies for your book club or small group)!

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My Review:
Sarah Sundin's new novel With Every Letter: A Novel (Wings of the Nightingale) is a page-turning historical romance.  Tom is an engineer building airstrips in North Africa during WWII.  He not only battles the foreign enemy, but he fights to make sure he doesn't follow the footsteps of his murderous father.  Mellie is a confident nurse, yet a misfit with her peers.  She looks different, acts different and desperately seeks her head nurse's approval.  Mellie is asked to take part in a letter writing moral program to American officers in the war.  Mellie doesn't want to participate, but reluctantly writes a letter.  Her letter happens to fall in the the hands of Tom.  Both are honest about needing friendship and maintaining anonymity.  When Mellie's flight nurse program is transferred, she meets Tom and figures out he's the man she is corresponding with.  She secretly begins to fall in love with him and he with her, but he is torn because he is already in love with his letter writing woman friend who he doesn't know is Mellie.  Situations become intense on the battlefront and also between Tom and Mellie.  Will they be able to fully disclose their love for each other despite their vow to remain anonymous?

This is the ultimate love story!  Tom and Mellie are two similar people who jump at the chance of a safe friendship on paper, not realizing that they could possibly meet and fall in love in person.  There is also a lot of tension once Mellie figures out who Tom is and she balances her secret letter writing and her in-person relationship with fear.  There were many characters in this story and a lot of battle scenes that were not too appealing to me, but necessary to validate the flow of the novel.  But the romance and tension was strong and delightful.  I was hooked from the beginning.  I plan to read more books by Sarah Sundin.

*I was given a complimentary copy of this book for my review.  All opinions are my own.*

1 comment:

Sarah Sundin said...

Thank you for the lovely review! I'm so glad you enjoyed Tom & Mellie's story.