By Jessica Brockmole
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A sweeping tale advised in letters, spanning continents and global wars, Jessica Brockmole’s atmospheric debut novel captures the indelible ways in which humans fall in love, and celebrates the facility of the written observe 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 whilst her first fan letter arrives, from a faculty scholar, David Graham, in far-away the USA. because the strike up a correspondence—sharing their favourite books, wildest hopes, and private secrets—their exchanges blossom into friendship, and finally into love. yet as international warfare I engulfs Europe and David volunteers as an ambulance driving force at the Western entrance, Elspeth can in simple terms look ahead to him on Skye, hoping he’ll survive.
June 1940: at first of global battle 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 condominium, 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 past, she should also face the reality of what occurred to her relations lengthy ago.
glowing with attraction and entire of desirable 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 an enthralling love tale that celebrates the facility of desire to overcome time and circumstance.”—Vanessa Diffenbaugh, New York Times bestselling writer of The Language of Flowers
“[A] impressive tale of 2 ladies, their loves, their secrets and techniques, and global wars . . . [in which] the wonderful thing about Scotland, the tragedy of struggle, the longings of the guts, and the struggles of a relations torn aside through disloyalty are brilliantly drawn, leaving barely enough blanks to be crammed through the reader’s imagination.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Tantalizing . . . absolute to please readers who loved different epistolary novels like The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.”—Stratford Gazette
“An soaking up and lucrative 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] spectacular little jewel.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch