Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Two World Wars, Two Women, Thousands of Letters

Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole

In March 1912, David Graham is a University student in Urbana, Illinois. He's just read a book of poetry by Elspeth Dunn, who lives on Scotland's Isle of Skye. Impressed, he decides to write to her, and thereby begins a correspondence that will change both their lives. Just over 28 years later, Margaret's best friend is about to join the war as a RAF fighter pilot, when she realizes she's in love with him, as much as he is in love with her. When a bomb rips through the wall of her mother's Edinburgh house, out spills piles of letters her mother has been keeping since before the Great War. The next morning, her mother and the letters are gone - except for the single, yellowed page Margaret picked up. The contents of that letter are so mysterious, it leads her to a quest to discover the secrets her mother has kept all her life, which might also answer her own questions of who she is. 

My complete review of this novel is available on my new blog here!

"Letters from Skye" by Jessica Brockmole, published July 9, 2013 by Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo Books, Kobo Audiobooks, iTunes (iBook or audiobook), eBooks.com, the Book Depository (free worldwide delivery), new or used from Alibris, Better World Books or find it at an IndieBound store near you. I would like to thank the publishers for providing me with a copy of this book via NetGalley. This is a revised review of the one published on Curious Book Fans and Dooyoo (under my username TheChocolateLady), which also appeared on {the now defunct} Yahoo! Contributor Network.

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