Book Review: “With Every Letter” by Sarah Sundin

September 25, 2012 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books | 1 Comment
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Sarah Sundin in her new book, “With Every Letter” Book One in the Wings of the Nightingale series published by Revell takes us into the lives of Mellie Blake and Tom MacGilliver.

From the back cover:  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?

Combining 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.

I like history and, even though she won’t admit it, I think Sarah Sundin is secretly a historian.  It is her attention to details that help draw you into the story as well, of course, as her marvelous characters.  Ms. Sundin makes you feel as though you are there in every battle, experiencing every life threatening moment and feeling intense relief when it is finished.  Back to the characters, both Mellie Blake and Tom MacGilliver are presented in such a real manner that you feel as though they are friends of yours and when the book eventually ends you are sorry to see them go.  “With Every Letter” is an exciting book.  However, as exciting as the story is the romance between Mellie and Tom takes top priority as each of them deals with their individual issues.  “With Every Letter” deals with themes of forgiveness and restoration as only God can produce.  Ms. Sundin has done it again and I recommend this book highly.  I am so looking forward to book two in this series.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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  1. Victor – thanks for the lovely review – and the compliment. I’d love to call myself a historian, but I’m really a chem major/pharmacist/soccer mom who happens to love history and is a wee bit obsessed with getting things right 🙂 I’m thrilled that you liked Tom & Mellie and their journey.

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