Tuesday, September 18, 2012

With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin

Sarah Sundin has done it once again. Outstanding! Who doesn't love a historical romance? I know I do and no one writes historical romance like Sarah Sundin. Why? She is passionate about history and does her research. That has the makings of a beautifully written story such as this. But there's more. So much more.

Sarah's writing flows and you begin to fall in love with the characters. Characters who stand out. Not because they are trying to, but because they are characters with humility and honor. They are real and characters we can admire. She allows us to see their heart as no one else does.

The premise of this story is sheer beauty. A written letter, exposing the real person with the intention of never really meeting. It's just meant to encourage and inspire. But as each letter is written, more is shared and love prevails. No outside interference. Love beginning from the inside. We get to see it grow from a seedling into a beautiful blossom.

World War II is alive. Two characters, each holding back, wanting so much to just be themselves. I looked forward to the love letters between them. Of course it didn't start out as love, but as friendship. The foundation for love to grow upon. I just love everything about this story.

We have flight nurses who are ready to give all for their fellow man who is fighting a raging war. Something rare happens. Anonymous letters are written and received. You gotta love how God just works and brings everything into perfection.

The two main characters are seeing themselves in a whole different way than the world sees them. I found myself cheering them on. As each letter is written, more of themselves is revealed and that's where the real beauty begins. I think they not only got to know each other, but themselves. The more comfortable they became writing, the more comfortable they were with who they really were.

The ending captivated me. To know that from the start God had a plan for these two to connect long before a letter was ever written.

This is the first novel to the, "Winds Of The Nightingale" series. I am so excited to see where Sarah takes us next. Yes, she is one of those authors who has the gift to take us to another time and place and sets us smack in the front row for the greatest view we could imagine.

Sarah Sundin is the author of A Distant Melody, A Memory Between Us, and Blue Skies Tomorrow. In 2011, A Memory Between Us was a finalist in the Inspirational Reader's Choice Awards and Sarah received the Writer of the Year Award at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. A graduate of UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy, she works on-call as a hospital pharmacist. During WWII, her grandfather served as a pharmacist's mate (medic) in the Navy and her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force in England. Sarah lives in California with her husband and three children.

This book was a gift from Revell for its review.


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