Friday, May 17, 2013

With Every Letter


Author: Sarah Sundin

Genre: Life, war

Series: Wings of the Nightingale

Number in series: 1st

My rating on a 1-10 scale: 9

Type: Historical fiction

Number of pages: Kindle!

Time period: World War II

My overall opinion: Here’s the deal: anonymous mail being sent between war nurses and soldiers. One of the nurses is a shy girl, who’s always been a little different and never had any good friends. One of the soldiers is liked well-enough, but has some real problems and a dark ancestry that shadows over his present life. With a story like that…what’s not to love? I don’t know, because I loved this book! It was a very unique concept, with the story told from both sides and the letters that were sent as well. A great setting, characters who were truly lovely, and just enough angst to make you want to find out what happens. Once I get a hard copy of this book, it’ll definitely be going on my keepers shelf! I can’t wait for the next one, On Distant Shores, which I today discovered focuses on a favorite character from THIS book.

9 comments:

Rosie said...

I loved this one too, Charity!! When I read it I had little less than a year until On Distant Shores, thank goodness it's now only three months away! :)

Hamlette said...

Once I get through Sundin's other WWII trilogy, I start in on these. Sounds yummy!

Melody said...

This does sound interesting, but I must ask, is there a lot of kissing in it? :P Because seriously, every single historical fiction I've picked up since... a long time ago... has way too much kissing and I'm just like STOOOOP. Wait until you're married and then have the book end at the wedding. :P

Ahem. Anyways. Rant over. :D

Sarah Sundin said...

Charity - thank you so much for the lovely review! I'm so glad you enjoyed Tom & Mellie's story!

Rosie and Hamlette - thank you for your kind words :)

Melody - In this book, there are only a few kisses at the end. Whether or not those are too much or just right for your taste...I don't know :) Maybe Charity will give you more insight.

Melody said...

Sarah Sundin--
Goodness, I had no idea the author of this book would be reading my silly comment there! Dear me. I do beg your pardon. And "a few kisses at the end" already sounds much better than the books I was thinking of. ;)

KayM said...

I haven't read a WWII story for quite a while. I always enjoy them, especially since my dad was in WWII. He and my mom did all of their "courting" by mail. Thanks for the review!

Faith F. said...

I am eager to read the next one, I hope to join its Litfuse tour! :-)

Anonymous said...

This does look like a very interesting book! It is the second good review I have read about it.
Brittany McEuen

Charity U said...

Rosie, yay! So excited for the next one!

Hamlette, I'm sure you'll enjoy this series.

Melody, like Sarah said, it's only got a bit at the end, and I didn't think it was over-done at all -- sweet. I'd definitely recommend that you try this one! :)

Sarah, thanks for stopping by! I do so appreciate it. :)

Kay, do try this one! WWII stories are often very good. :)

Faith, good luck getting on the tour! I'd love to be on too, but I don't know if I'll have time. :P

Brittany, it's a fascinating wonderful book! I read a bunch of positive reviews before I got to read it too.