About the Book:
Lt. Mellie Blake is a nurse serving in the 802nd Medical Squadron, Air Evacuation, Transport. As part of a morale building program, she reluctantly enters into an anonymous correspondence with Lt. Tom MacGilliver, an officer in the 908th Engineer Aviation Battalion in North Africa. 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 to their past? And can they learn to trust God and embrace the gift of love he offers them?
Combining excellent research and attention to detail with a flair for romance, Sarah Sundin brings to life the perilous challenges of WWII aviation, nursing, and true love.
My Rating: 4 Stars
My Review: With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin is Book One in the Wings of the Nightingale series. The book is well written, and includes rich historical detail that really draws the reader in, and helps to immerse them into another time and place.
I enjoyed the unique storyline and plot, as well as the great character development. Each character had their own unique voice and personality, which lent itself to some really great dialogue. Whether the characters were facing a life or death situation or an exhilarating "sweep you off your feet" moment, you could really get a sense of being right there with them.
Overall, I enjoyed this book, but at the beginning it did seem slow for things to get going. I also found myself getting bogged down at times by the military and war descriptions in the book. I realize it's necessary for the setting and storyline, but for me personally, I lost a bit of interest during those parts of the book.
One of my favorite parts of the book was how everything came together towards the end -- it was creative, romantic, and fun, and definitely left me with a satisfied feeling as I turned the last page.
I highly recommend this book to those who enjoy WWII historical novels with a bit of romance, and great messages of faith, friendship, and mercy.
**Available September 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.**