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Letters from Skye - Jessica Brockmole
Letters from Skye
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A sweeping story told in letters, spanning two continents and two world wars, Jessica Brockmole’s atmospheric debut novel captures the indelible ways that people fall in love, and celebrates the power of the written word to stir the heart.   March 1912: Twenty-four-year-old Elspeth Dunn, a... show more
A sweeping story told in letters, spanning two continents and two world wars, Jessica Brockmole’s atmospheric debut novel captures the indelible ways that people fall in love, and celebrates the power of the written word to stir the heart.   March 1912: Twenty-four-year-old Elspeth Dunn, a published poet, has never seen the world beyond her home on Scotland’s remote Isle of Skye. So she is astonished when her first fan letter arrives, from a college student, David Graham, in far-away America. As the two strike up a correspondence—sharing their favorite books, wildest hopes, and deepest secrets—their exchanges blossom into friendship, and eventually into love. But as World War I engulfs Europe and David volunteers as an ambulance driver on the Western front, Elspeth can only wait for him on Skye, hoping he’ll survive.   June 1940: At the start of World War II, Elspeth’s daughter, Margaret, has fallen for a pilot in the Royal Air Force. Her mother warns her against seeking love in wartime, an admonition Margaret doesn’t understand. Then, after a bomb rocks Elspeth’s house, and letters that were hidden in a wall come raining down, Elspeth disappears. Only a single letter remains as a clue to Elspeth’s whereabouts. As Margaret sets out to discover where her mother has gone, she must also face the truth of what happened to her family long ago.   Sparkling with charm and full of captivating period detail, Letters from Skye is a testament to the power of love to overcome great adversity, and marks Jessica Brockmole as a stunning new literary voice.Advance praise for Letters from Skye  “A poignant tale of a stubborn love that bridges the lives and wars of two generations, Letters From Skye gives the reader a story to inhale as well as read, unfolding amid the gripping panorama of a changing world—an absorbing and rewarding saga of loss and discovery.”—Kate Alcott, New York Times bestselling author of The Dressmaker   “Jessica Brockmole’s Letters from Skye is a fascinating, lyrical tale of love and loss. Gracefully weaving the tales of lovers and brothers and sisters spanning two wars, Brockmole expertly explores the toll of both honesty and deception upon hearts battered by war and society’s expectations.”—Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator’s Wife   “Jessica Brockmole is a gifted storyteller who weaves beauty and emotion into her pages. Letters from Skye will tug at your heart and make you long for the salty air of the Isle of Skye.”—Sarah Jio, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Camellia and Blackberry Winter   “Letters from Skye is a captivating love story that celebrates the power of hope to triumph over time and circumstance.”—Vanessa Diffenbaugh, New York Times bestselling author of The Language of Flowers
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780345542601 (0345542606)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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It's a Mad Mad World
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3.0 Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole (SWE/ENG)
SWEDISH REVIEW En svepande kärlekshistoria över två världskrig och två kontinenter!Mars 1912:24-åriga poeten Espeth Dunn har aldrig sett världen bortom sitt hem i Skottlands avlägsna Isle of Skye. Så när hon får ett brev från ett fan, David Graham, collegestudent i Amerika, blir hon förundrad. De tv...
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books rated it
3.0 Letters from Skye
Picked this up because of the Skye connection, knowing it would appeal to my family. However, there's relatively little about Skye: the author is an American who appears to have visited there but not to have an intimate knowledge of the place. Instead, we have a pleasant, light epistolary novel usin...
Oh My Aslan
Oh My Aslan rated it
I really liked this book. Like a lot. It was a really great historical romance told completely in letters. I'm a sucker for love letters. Towards the end I was freaking out because it was just so good and everything fell into place perfectly.
VeganCleopatra
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3.0 Letters from Skye: A Novel
2.5 starsLetters from Skye features a poet in Scotland who receives a fan letter from a man in the United States. This fan letter turns into a consistent correspondence that maintains for more than five years. The two individuals end up falling in love while also having to deal with the trials and t...
Bettie's Books
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2.0 Letters from Skye: A Novel
From Random House UK, Cornerstone, Hutchinson; many thanks. This ebook has 187 pages. Dedication: My breathmy lightthe one my heart flies toward.Jim.From the front of the book: Played out across oceans in peacetime and wartime but most of all in paper and ink, Letters from Skye is about the transfo...
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