A book I absolutely loved! My review & GIVEAWAY of "With Every Letter" by Sarah Sundin

With Every Letter: A Novel

about the book...

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.

my review....

I absolutely loved this book, from the interesting historical setting of Mellie being a flight evacuation nurse in World War II, to the book's well-developed and satisfying romantic elements that will truly capture the interest of both female and male readers. Tom and Mellie are fantastic characters with insecurities that any reader will identify with, such as Tom's struggle to overcome his childhood and learn what it means to be a man, and Mellie's difficulty viewing herself as a woman of beauty and value. Sundin writes with a sure hand, easily drawing you into the story, and keeping the story moving at a perfect pace that kept me engaged. "With Every Letter" is a moving read that entertains on many levels, and watching Tom and Mellie grow as characters through the course of the novel was an absolute pleasure. Sundin expertly draws the story to a close with a conclusion that left a smile on my face, and I can't wait to return to the characters in the second installment of the series.

Readers who enjoy well-written historical novels should plan on spending time on Sundin's latest offering. I highly recommend this book and award it a full 5 out of 5 stars.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

about the author...

Sarah Sundin is the author of A Distant Melody, A Memory Between Us, and Blue Skies Tomorrow. In 2011, A Memory Between Us was a finalist in the Inspirational Reader's Choice Awards and Sarah received the Writer of the Year Award at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. A graduate of UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy, she works on-call as a hospital pharmacist. During WWII, her grandfather served as a pharmacist's mate (medic) in the Navy and her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force in England. Sarah lives in California with her husband and three children.


I am giving away 1 copy of "With Every Letter" to readers from the U.S. and Canada, courtesy of the publisher and Graf-Martin! 

You can get 1 entry into the giveaway for each task you perform:

1. Become a follower of my blog (through Google Followers or Networked Blogs) then leave a comment confirming you became a follower. If you are already a follower, just leave a comment that you already follow and I'll give you 1 entry for that.

2. "Like" my Facebook page, and let me know you did so in a comment. (The link is at the top of the webpage). Let me know if you've already liked it, and I'll give you an entry.

3. Post about the giveaway on your own blog or on twitter or facebook and leave me a comment. You get 1 entry for each method of spreading the word!


4. Leave a comment answering the following question: "Have you ever written a letter to someone involved in a war?"

++ Please include your email address in your comment so I can contact you to arrange to get the book in the mail to you.

That's all there is to it. Contest Ends September 21, 2012.

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