By Jessica Brockmole
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A sweeping tale instructed 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 ability of the written note to stir the heart.
March 1912: Twenty-four-year-old Elspeth Dunn, a printed poet, hasn't ever visible 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 United States. because the strike up a correspondence—sharing their favourite books, wildest hopes, and private secrets—their exchanges blossom into friendship, and at last into love. yet as international warfare I engulfs Europe and David volunteers as an ambulance driving force at the Western entrance, Elspeth can merely look forward to him on Skye, hoping he’ll survive.
June 1940: initially of worldwide 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 condo, and letters that have been hidden in a wall come dropping rain, Elspeth disappears. just a unmarried letter continues to be as a clue to Elspeth’s whereabouts. As Margaret units out to find the place her mom has long gone, she should also face the reality of what occurred to her kin lengthy ago.
glowing with attraction and entire of beautiful interval element, Letters from Skye is a testomony to the facility 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 facility of desire 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 great thing about Scotland, the tragedy of conflict, the longings of the guts, and the struggles of a relatives torn aside through disloyalty are brilliantly drawn, leaving simply enough blanks to be crammed via the reader’s imagination.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Tantalizing . . . bound 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 no longer saccharine) love story.”—USA Today
“[A] astounding little jewel.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch