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With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin

Saturday, September 29, 2012
As part of a World War II morale-building program, flight nurse Lt. Mellie Blake begins an anonymous correspondence with Lt. Tom MacGilliver in North Africa. As their letters crisscross the Atlantic, they develop a deep friendship. But when they're both transferred to Algeria, will their future be held hostage by the past---or will they reveal their identities?

Goodreads Summary

If a reader is looking for a love story filled with action and intrigue, then this is the perfect book.  The author sets the scene with a war-torn country.  World War II has sunk its teeth into America and Americans are beginning to feel the ravages.  Lt. Mellie Blake has joined a program aimed at boosting morale.  Her character will be instantly likable; her generosity and easy donation of time and effort will help form a bond between her and the reader.  One wouldn't think a romance could develop in such a difficult time, but Mellie's letters to Lt. Tom slowly build up a relationship that might just end in romance.

The letters provided the reader with both a way to get to know the characters better and a suspenseful build-up towards the eventual romance.  The history is rich in this book, the author clearly did her research.  The scenes are easy to picture and the reader will feel as if he/she is experiencing what the characters are going through.  The romance is sweet and almost simple, but the simplicity adds more than any convoluted Romeo/Juliet scene could.  Tom's character is gallant and brave, he is the picture of a perfect hero.  Combined with Mellie's kindness, the two make quite the pair.  Between the rich history and cute romance, this book is recommended to adult readers.

4 Stars

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  1. Krystal - thank you so much for the lovely review! I'm glad you enjoyed Tom & Mellie's story.