Monday, August 12, 2013

Letters from Skye

Letters from Skye
Jessica Brockmole

Jessica Brockmole’s Letters from Skye is an entertaining story of love conveyed through letters written during the First World War. The story begins when David Graham, an American, writes a fan letter to Elspeth Dunn, his favourite author in Scotland, beginning a relationship filled with ups and downs. Years later, during World War II, Elspeth’s daughter, Margaret, begins to worry when Elspeth begins searching for what happened to her American lover. Elspeth is acting strangely and repeatedly goes missing, causing Margaret to worry and wonder about the mysteries of her mother’s past.

Letters from Skye is written entirely in letter form, and Brockmole does a fantastic job of expressing her character’s feelings through their intimate letters. She clearly did plenty of research into the First World War, which allows her to create an interesting but also horrifying atmosphere for her characters. If you are a fan of romance, quirky humor, and World War I, I would very much recommend this book.

-Wesley Wilson 

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