Thursday, September 13, 2012

With Every Letter Book Review

You will love this book! It is called With Every Letter written by Sarah Sundin. I love the era that it was written in. Love seeing a woman in uniform, too! Here is an excerpt from 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 WW11 aviation, nursing --and true love.
Mellie is a good nurse who knows how to use herbs because her father was a botanist and she travelled everywhere and was a mixture of her father and her mother, who was deceased. She saw herself as an exotic lily and knew that men preferred roses.

A direct order from their commander told them that they would be writing anonymous letters to soldiers during WW11. She decides to write just a little bit about herself. Her letter went to Lt. Tom MacGillian, who had his own personal demons. His father had killed 2 men and had died because of it. Tom vowed that he would never kill anyone and stick to his code.

One day he shared all of this with Mellie and did not know if he could ever do it. She finally remembered who he was. She kept a scrap book of all the children she had prayed for and Tommy was right there in the picture. One day a plane came in with wounded soldiers and she thought is that really him, and he explained that it was.

Eventually, Tom ended up having to kill a bunch of enemy soldiers in order to save his men. He thought his life was over and that was when she told him he was a new kind of creature and a brand new man and had God overlooking him.

Of course, we all know that war gets messy and it's not a pretty sight. They just had to learn to live with it. They decided in the end to get married.

I left out alot of good details and a few about the future and past for both of them. I hope that you take the time to read this book and see how complex things can be when in a war.

Happy Reading!