By Jessica Brockmole
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A sweeping tale advised in letters, spanning continents and international wars, Jessica Brockmole’s atmospheric debut novel captures the indelible ways in which humans fall in love, and celebrates the facility of the written notice to stir the heart.
March 1912: Twenty-four-year-old Elspeth Dunn, a broadcast poet, hasn't ever noticeable the area past her domestic on Scotland’s distant Isle of Skye. So she is astonished while her first fan letter arrives, from a school pupil, David Graham, in far-away the USA. because the strike up a correspondence—sharing their favourite books, wildest hopes, and inner most secrets—their exchanges blossom into friendship, and at last into love. yet as international struggle I engulfs Europe and David volunteers as an ambulance motive force at the Western entrance, Elspeth can in simple terms look forward to him on Skye, hoping he’ll survive.
June 1940: before everything of global warfare II, Elspeth’s daughter, Margaret, has fallen for a pilot within the Royal Air strength. Her mom warns her opposed to looking love in wartime, an admonition Margaret doesn’t comprehend. Then, after a bomb rocks Elspeth’s residence, and letters that have been hidden in a wall come dropping rain, Elspeth disappears. just a unmarried letter is still as a clue to Elspeth’s whereabouts. As Margaret units out to find the place her mom has long gone, she also needs to face the reality of what occurred to her relatives lengthy ago.
gleaming with appeal and entire of attractive interval aspect, Letters from Skye is a testomony to the ability of affection to beat nice adversity, and marks Jessica Brockmole as a gorgeous new literary voice.
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Praise for Letters from Skye
“Letters from Skye is a charming love tale that celebrates the ability of wish to overcome time and circumstance.”—Vanessa Diffenbaugh, New York Times bestselling writer of The Language of Flowers
“[A] outstanding tale of 2 girls, their loves, their secrets and techniques, and international wars . . . [in which] the wonderful thing about Scotland, the tragedy of conflict, the longings of the guts, and the struggles of a kin torn aside via disloyalty are brilliantly drawn, leaving barely enough blanks to be stuffed through the reader’s imagination.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Tantalizing . . . certain to please readers who loved different epistolary novels like The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.”—Stratford Gazette
“An soaking up and profitable saga of loss and discovery.”—Kate Alcott, New York Times bestselling writer of The Dressmaker
“A sweeping and candy (but now not saccharine) love story.”—USA Today
“[A] striking little jewel.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch