Sunday, September 16, 2012

With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin

Lt. Mellie Blake is a nurse serving in the 802nd Medical Squadron, Air Evacuation, Transport. As part of a morale building program, she reluctantly enters into an anonymous correspondence with Lt. Tom MacGilliver, an officer in the 908th Engineer Aviation Battalion in North Africa. 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 to their past? And can they learn to trust God and embrace the gift of love he offers them?

Combining excellent research and attention to detail with a flair for romance, Sarah Sundin brings to life the perilous challenges of WWII aviation, nursing, and true love.

My thoughts...

During WWII shy Mellie Blake takes a position as a trauma flight nurse and agrees to be a part of a letter writing campaign corresponding with a lonely soldier. The only rule is that they remain anonymous. Mellie has always had touble making friends all her life. Lt. Tom MacGilliver and Mellie have a lot in common, his father is a murderer and Tom believes that because he is his father's son that he is no good either, and has had trouble making friends. These two end up writing to each other and though this was supposed to be friendship only they end up falling in love.

I enjoyed getting to know the characters as they got to know one another, they are believable and very likeable.

Tom is such a decent man with a kind heart. This is a sweet story, however, I had a hard time getting started with the book as it is a slow beginning. I had Tom's identity figured out early on and didn't particularly like the way the author let them meet each other. It didn't make much sense to me.
I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

“Available September 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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