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.
©2012 Sarah Sundin (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"I love the nostalgia and drama of the WWII era. No one takes me back there better than Sarah Sundin. With Every Letter is a beautiful love story and has everything you want in a novel: romance, suspense, and characters you care about from the very first page. A marvelous beginning for her new series. I can’t wait to read the next book." (Dan Walsh, award-winning and best-selling author of The Discovery)
A lovely story about having faith and trusting God. The story is set during World War ll. Tom is an officer in North Africa and Mellie is a flight nurse. Everyone has heard of Tom because of a decision made by a family member when he was a child, and Mellie faces insecurities that she developed as a child. Both must learn to trust in God and have faith in the plan he has set before them without allowing their past and insecurities to hinder them. This is a must read! Sarah Sundin weaves the love of God and the faith and trust we must have in Him into every book she writes, and her gift for details is wonderful. I am blessed everytime I read a book by Sarah.
I generally like sweet, innocent love stories, but good grief! Firstly, the female protagonist (Mellie/Annie) made me want to yank of my hair. Pity party does not even begin to describe her. The worst part is she began to develop and become a stronger woman but completely lapsed after a misunderstanding. UGH! Also, I felt her actions were manipulative, even if out of her so called fear. It doesn't excuse the fact that she hid the "truth" from the male protagonist (Tom/Ernest). I had zero sympathy or empathy for Mellie. What a drag of a character. You would think she would be tough being raised in jungles and with a huge male influence. I could not relate at all. Tom was ok. I neither liked him nor disliked him. I appreciate his honest & straight-forward character though. The only redeeming character I found was Kay. She was ballsy, she called everyone out on their bs (especially Mellie near the end). I whooped for her tenacity. She actually has a story that I wanted to hear and hopefully the author writes Kay as she is in the 3rd installment. But I fear her character may be ruined.
I like the Wings of Glory series so I really hope this series improves drastically!
Living and learning one story at a time :)
I liked the story but... the description needs to be changed. This book is very religious yet no mention is made of that in the description?! I was drawn to the book because of the time period and what I read in the description. I felt like everything in the description was 2nd place to the religious parts. I don't have anything against religious texts but when you are promised one thing and get another.....
One thing that struck me was that the main characters are very religious. It is something that comes out in almost all of the narratives. Some may like this aspect, other may not. I think it's prevalent enough that I was surprised it wasn't mentioned in the description.
Yes it is better than the print version because The narrator hooked me from the very beginning. I couldn't wait to find out the outcome of the chracters stories.This audio book is an excellent listen.
The romance. Suspense and the friendships between the chracters
Everything! She made you fall in love with the main chracters. She made you feel every emotion and conflict that arose in the story. I would listen to her again.I hope she will narrate the other books in this series.
Vera I wanted to find out more about her life and her backstory.
Yes. I experienced every emotion possible with the characters as they struggled and lived. This was one heck of a roller coaster ride that I plan to enjoy again and again.
Mel's many struggles to maintain her faith in the face of major adversity.
The dog being a hero as he saves major deconstruction of an airfield to repair a communications cable. I have a dog just like that.
I loved the interweaving of faith and happiness so lacking in stories today. I want to hear more from the author and reader.
At the top.
When he steps off the plane and sees a sea of colorfully dressed ladies and figures out which one is his anonymous pen pal.
It showed honest evaluation and mistakes. Some great humor. Light and easy as well as spiritually encouraging. Thanks!
This is a historically well researched book and a fantastic love story. It's nice to find a captivating story that is written with Christian values. I'm a busy mom with young kids and haven't read a book in a long time, but with the audio feature I "read" the whole book while exercising. Took a few months, but it was fun to be entertained while working out.
Navy Air Corps Nurse Falls for Army Engineer and vice versa during WW2. The Story is centered around the pen pal theme and continues until they reveal their true identities to each other. I enjoyed the characterization of each person even if the angst of the two protagonists caused the story to drag a little. I loved the scripture and godly influence. A great read!!
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