With Every Letter

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With Every Letter

Book 1 in the Wings of the Nightingale series

Lt. Mellie Blake is looking forward to beginning her training as a flight nurse. She is not looking forward to writing a letter to a man she’s never met–even if it is anonymous and part of a morale-building program. Lt. Tom MacGilliver, an officer stationed in North Africa, welcomes the idea of an anonymous correspondence–he’s been trying to escape his infamous name for years.

As their letters crisscross the Atlantic, Tom and Mellie develop a unique friendship despite not knowing the other’s true identity. When both are transferred to Algeria, the two are poised to meet face-to-face for the first time. Will they overcome their fears and reveal who they are, or will their future be held hostage by their pasts?

Combining a flair for romance with excellent research and attention to detail, Sarah Sundin vividly brings to life the perilous challenges of WWII aviation, nursing–and true love.

Reviews

  • Sarah Sundin’s first series put her on my must-read list of authors, and when I saw she was writing about the nurses in World War II, I was even more eager to get this book! With Every Letter is historical romance at its best. Sundin uses the setting and circumstances of the war to infuse realistic drama and fervor into the story without bogging the reader down with excessive historical details. I ached for both Mellie and Tom and the emotional scars that each bore from their childhood. Sundin beautifully intertwines the friendship forged with every letter and the difficult personal challenges and growth they experience as they serve their country, weaving a beautiful message of faith throughout this touching novel. I highly recommend this book and am already anticipating the next one, On Distant Shores, which will be released early next summer!http://www.amazon.com/review/RHL519R8J0GG1/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0800720814&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • Alicia says:

    When I picked up this book, I was afraid that it would be predictable since the storyline is pretty straightforward. I was in for a great surprise when this book had me up all night, ready to see what happened next. I loved watching Tom and Mellie learn about themselves and grow. I also thought that the author did a wonderful job of mixing Christianity into the story so that the reader experienced several “ah-ha” moments throughout the book. It was well-written and enjoyable.Review also posted at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A1FYIJIRNNNNYM?ie=UTF8&ref_=cm_cr_thx_pdp

  • Marie Burton says:

    The storyline was a unique one, and it was packed with historical tidbits in relation to the War. Places were mostly new to me, since the fight of the Allies was based in many camps overseas. Both of Mellie’s and Tom’s characters were well done and very fleshed out, flaws and all. Even though they would do things in a gauche way, we could definitely empathize with them as opposed to wanting to scream at them to grow up and face the music. The ending was my favorite, and warmed my heart. The author does not take her craft lightly, she diligently researches her material and presents it into a fabulous story that I won’t forget. I am looking forward to book two, with the way book one was I can imagine we will next follow the story of Mellie’s friends Georgie or Rose.

  • I love the attention to detail and historical accuracy of this novel. I really felt transported to that time in history and it made the characters very authentic. It’s obvious that Sarah Sundin has a passion for portraying the stories of the WWII era. I now want to read her first series and the future books to come in this one!

  • What I really liked about With Every Letter is not just the “pen pal” theme but watching each character grow emotionally and spiritually through their letters and the experience of being in the army as the war goes on. The book starts slowly as the background and situation is set up but the scriptural passages are well chosen and Tom’s & Mellie’s faith shows beautifully in this story and by the end of the book you are fully invested in the tale.Good Reads: http://www.librarything.com/work/12809868/book/89708343

  • Maopa says:

    What a wonderful read! I enjoyed reading about Mellie (Philomena..love that name!) and McGilliver’s relationship forming through their letter exchanges and was taken in by the time in history in which their story takes place. Judgingby the cover of the book, I knew, “With Every Letter” would be a fascinating read as soon as I opened up the package. Another great one by Sarah Sundin!

  • I love books set in WWII and With Every Letter did not disappoint! Sarah Sundin has done an outstanding job researching this time period and duties of a flight nurse during the war.http://www.amazon.com/review/R3EOS0DRHK2YDG

  • Astounding attention to historic detail.The author has an incredible passion for World War II history that is evident on every page. Day to day living, fighting, and surviving is shown with such realism that the reader can easily feel the joys and heartaches of this war.The book pulled me along quickly and the letter writing made me envious of their pen-pal relationship. From the start to finish of this book, it is amazing to see the character growth that transpired through the encouragement given in these letters. Each had a strength that the other needed and through the anonymity of these letters, they were able to be themselves and be a blessing to another. (Side note: Is there someone you could write a letter to today?)……https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A2F4AFP2RP4KS7?ie=UTF8&ref_=cm_cr_thx_pdp

  • With Every Letter is a superb story of friendship, love, and strong faith. The trenches of WWII and the exotic landscapes come alive with each turn of the page. If you’re a fan of WWII fiction or Sarah Sundin I can almost guarantee that you will be even more of a fan after reading this story. If you haven’t read a book by this author I highly recommend that you start with this new series.http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/283519401

  • WV Stitcher says:

    I love reading historical fiction and became a fast fan of Sarah Sundin’s after reading her Wings Of Glory series. So needless to say I have been champing at the bit waiting for more from this author, and all I can say is “With Every Letter” was well worth the wait! Ms. Sundin is a true wordsmith, bringing to life not only the characters in her story, but the time period as well. I find myself swept back in time, whenever I pick up one of her books. While I always enjoy the touching romance that she weaves into her story, I also enjoy learning a bit about history while getting my historical romance fix!http://www.amazon.com/review/R2MY6OZ595SAFG/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0800720814&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • This book explores how things that happen in our past can affect our lives for the rest of our lives. Both of the main characters need to overcome something that happened to them in the past. It also examines how it is easier to share things with others if it is without fear of them knowing who you are.

  • Sarah Sundin did a great job writing With Every Letter: A Novel (Wings of the Nightingale). Both the main characters change and grow throughout the book. I like that their lives became like two subplots to the story of them getting together. It felt real. They encouraged each other in their faith and helped each other through tough times. Lovers of historical fiction will enjoy this story. It’s set during WWII – a lot of time is spent in Africa. It’s about some of the first nurses that flew close to the front line to help evacuate wounded men. Other topics addressed are forgiveness, friendship, fear, prejudice, and being your own person.

  • I’m not sure what kept me so interested, whether it was mysteriousness of the characters or how easy the pages were to get through. The story was unfolding right before me. I was taken back in time and allowed to be part of these characters lives if even for a brief few months. Of course I don’t want to give anything away because you need to check this book out for yourself. Some of the things I liked about Sarah’s writing was the back and forth between the two main characters lives. At the beginning of each chapter you were told where you were and what the date was. This helped to keep track of the main characters.http://www.amazon.com/review/R1KLAG2R6HZW8U/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • My interest was captured with the letter writing. I thoroughly enjoyed the contact between these two people who quickly became friends. I grew to love both Mellie and Tom as the story unfolded and they were both soon stationed very close to each other. Tension started building because neither thought they would ever meet the other, and now they were so close. Would meeting destroy the close friendship they two now have? Or will we see a fast budding romance that will sweep us off our feet? I strongly encourage you to pick up a copy of Sarah Sundin’s new novel “With Every Letter” for a wonderful enjoyable read.

  • By The Book says:

    The Greatest Generation comes to life as the characters risk their lives for their country in Northern Africa and Sicily. The dedication and determination that characterized the men and women of WWII are faithfully captured by Sarah Sundin’s pen. Her characters seem very real — the innocence, optimism, grit and sense of honor and duty come across loud and clear. And the struggles they face with identity and fitting in are real across the generations. I also enjoyed the setting of the story. I knew little about the North African theater, and Sundin created some very vivid scenes. If you like a good romance, you will also love With Every Letter.Amazon review — http://www.amazon.com/With-Every-Letter-Novel-Nightingale/product-reviews/0800720814/ref=cm_cr_pr_top_recent?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

  • I should have been born in the 40′s. I love the clothes, the music, the movies. And whenever I want to make a quick visit to this time period, I know I can count on author Sarah Sundin to take me there. Her latest novel reminds me of several classics: Of course, The Shop Around the Corner, where Jimmy Stewart woos his sweetheart as her secret pen pal. Also, So Proudly We Hail, a movie about nurses serving in the South Pacific, and Cherry Ames, Flight Nurse, a favorite book from my childhood. Thanks, Sarah, not only for bringing to mind such great old stories but also for providing another wonderful drama to add to my growing list of ’40′s favorites!http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/413796705http://www.amazon.com/review/R3NDW7Y1P84JY6/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0800720814&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • I was surprised with just how much I liked this book. While a pen pal romance isn’t exactly new, the character sketches make this story unique. With each pen pal a near-total outcast in his/her own circle for reasons beyond their control, you can’t help but wish the best for them, and as they emerge from their shells, each transforms into a beautiful butterfly.http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/414126753

  • Ms. Sundin has done an excellent job of portraying the era and locales. She researched the history of the flight nurses extensively, and it shows in her writing. The characters were interesting, and the story kept me hooked.4 stars Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Litfuse Publicity Group book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” http://www.amazon.com/review/R3ONC2E86D6GAD/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0800720814&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • Anne - Mommy Has to Work says:

    I found With Every Letter to be a good read. I like the idea of an annoyous letter exchange. In the story it boosts the moral and adds abit of mystery. I would recommend this book to any book lover!

  • Suzanne says:

    With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin immediately drew me in since it takes place during World War II, one of my favorite time periods in American history and it was easy to fall in love with Mellie and Tom, the two main characters in the book. The idea of writing anonymously to a solider sounds so romantic especially during the 1940’s. Despite our accessibility to email and text messages in today’s society there’s nothing quite like a written letter I believe. With every letter (see where the title comes from) you can tell Mellie and Tom are both developing feelings beyond friendship. I thoroughly enjoyed how their relationship unfolded and the twists and turns they both encounter along the way.

  • Unlike anything I have read in a very long time I was captivated by this book. The characters, the depth, the drama and the uniqueness of their story was a breath of fresh air to me. I love great books and I especially love great Christian Fiction and this did not disappoint. With a touch of history, romance and faith it was the perfect blend of a get away in your hands. I soaked up this entire book in one lazy Saturday afternoon setting. I can not wait to see what other adventures, drama, and excitement awaits in the rest of the books in this series!

  • ‘With Every Letter’, Book 1 in Sarah Sundin’s newest series ‘Wings of the Nightingale’ clinches her as one of the very best Christian authors in Historical Romance genre!As we have learned to expect from this best selling author each of her novels surpasses the last one!Her three previous novels in the ‘Wings of Glory’ included ‘A distant Melody’ (see review here), ‘A Memory Between Us’ (see review here) and ‘Blue Skies Tomorrow’ (see review here) were stunning in their historical details and emotional dramas.I consider it a blessing she now presents us another great story which is sure to delight her audience everywhere.http://www.amazon.com/review/R37YYLN2DZHMDS/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0800720814&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • It was a refreshing read filled with surprises and unexpected turns of events. A book that was uplifting and generous in its characterizations even of secondary characters. A story that was heart-warming and real. A book that shares the unfailing connections that God can bring about even in our isolation, and even in the impossible ways we could never imagine…His love can reach us no matter where we are.

  • Well developed characters, a steady plot, interesting historical background, lots of drama and a sweet romance kept me turning the pages and the story ended much too quickly. I thoroughly enjoyed “With Every Letter” and observing the changes made by both Tom and Mellie, most of which could be directly attributed to the influence of the other’s encouragement through their letters. The story is an excellent example of how we tend to believe that others see us the way we see ourselves and that the rejection we receive is usually because we set ourselves up for it. “With Every Letter” clearly illustrates how we need to see ourselves the way God sees us.

  • Overall, this was such an amazing book! The message of forgiveness and redemption was so poignant and came through without being preachy. I absolutely cannot wait until the next book in this series!! 5 stars!!!Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/review/R19WPS9MDVAPLL/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • This is the ultimate love story! Tom and Mellie are two similar people who jump at the chance of a safe friendship on paper, not realizing that they could possibly meet and fall in love in person. There is also a lot of tension once Mellie figures out who Tom is and she balances her secret letter writing and her in-person relationship with fear. There were many characters in this story and a lot of battle scenes that were not too appealing to me, but necessary to validate the flow of the novel. But the romance and tension was strong and delightful. I was hooked from the beginning. I plan to read more books by Sarah Sundin.Review on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/review/R3RRHTAUAA1XQC/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • I really enjoyed this book. When I first started reading it, I thought it was going to be like every other WWII Romance that I have read. I was wrong. It is very different. Sure, there is romance but the story line really takes you on a journey. Mellie and Tom’s friendship is so wonderful to watch unfold. Being anonymous penpals gives them the freedom to really get to know each other. It isn’t the type of “romance novel” that is filled with lustful looks….http://www.amazon.com/review/R37D5ZXDUAWBZB/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • This book is a classic love story and I really liked to imagine how it really could have happened during WWII between a soldier and nurse! I am so excited that there will be a continual series and I can’t wait to read all the other books!

  • Hayley Kolb says:

    This is a great book. A very romantic love story that is a bit predictable, but told in a very different way. I love all the historic details as well, so it puts you right in the time period, right inside of the story. I finished this book quite fast, as I was very interested to see the story unfold. A great book!Amazon Review Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0800720814/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

  • Buzz4Mommies says:

    With Every Letter was such a engaging book. I couldn’t put it down. I fell in love with Mellie and her spunk, charm, and even her faults. I think all of us look at ourselves differently than others do and especially different than the Lord does. I think the idea of writing letters is so amazingly romantic. Mellie and Tom really put themselves out there since they feel safer then in person and this is thrilling. To be able to be who you really are and not have to worry about how others judge you would be so freeing. I found all the places to be really interesting and I found myself even more intrigued to learn about the war. The soldiers and nurses put their lives at risk so often for America and it is inspiring. I think we always worry that we’ll carry on our parent’s bad traits but we need to also remember to not loose the good ones! There were so many great themes in this book and lessons. We learned that we need to trust in others, that gossip is so hard on everyone, that we need to believe in ourselves and mostly that we need to trust in God. I highly recommend this book and can’t wait to read the rest in the series!http://www.amazon.com/review/R2QHZ3SVRHY3BK

  • You’re going to need some tissues with this book.Thank you, Ms Sundin. I’ve read all your books and am looking forward to your next. I love the historical WWII details.Amazon permalink http://www.amazon.com/review/R1T5OXIK4ZII2G/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0800720814&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • This is my first read by author Sarah Sundin and it won’t be my last. She has created two interested main characters, clever dialogue, and beautifully written descriptions that made me feel like I was right there with them. Overall, I loved reading With Every Letter and I recommend it to all readers. http://www.amazon.com/review/R2JGOOCTHNH0DH/

  • This is a really good story, and one of the least depressing World War II books I’ve ever read. I appreciate that I can read a WWII book without ending up depressed for days! I found myself enjoying most of the characters, and pulling for Mellie and Tom.http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/415788352

  • Sarah Sundin does an amazing job at sharing spot on details about the WWII and nurses during this time. I loved how Sarah used the letter exchange program between the two main characters in such a way that makes you want to keep reading to see how their relationship and romance progress. Even though this is the fourth book from author, Sarah Sundin, it was the first book I read from her. But, it will definitely not be my last. I can’t wait to pick up her previous releases. And, I am so glad I gave this war romance novel a chance. I absolutely loved it!

  • Mellie breaks your heart because she is so fragile and is so desperate for acceptance but has a hard time to associate with others around her, I know how that feels. For most of us we can relate to Mellie. Tom, wow! When I found out what he was hiding, you are seriously surprised. And I can understand why he felt it was necessary that he never reveals his true identity. They both have such a great fear of rejection. And you learn why and your compassion grows for them both. You can feel their pain and great anxiety.

  • What I love most about Sundin’s writing is not the meticulously researched, put-you-right-in-the-action narration or the heartwarming romance (though both of those aspects help make her books stand out). My favorite aspect of her writing is her characterization. In With Every Letter, everyone—everyone—is flawed. Mellie and Tom, though wonderful, are far from perfect … and that makes them seem all the more realistic. They also both change dramatically, though believably, throughout the course of the book. All of the characters seem like people I could really meet, and that believability added to my enjoyment of the novel.http://www.amazon.com/review/RWV9AUAIKIIP9/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • Sarah Sundin’s books always take me on such a sweeping, emotional journey…I’m left nearly breathless as the two characters come together through an epic, romantic love story. And that’s the trait that Sundin keeps up in With Every Letter. If you at all enjoy the WWII era or are interested in expounding your knowledge of this time, then Sarah Sundin is the author to go to! All four of the books she has written are exceptionally written and woven with a wonderful, emotional love story that you won’t soon forget! I completely enjoyed every moment I spent reading With Every Letter!

  • We travel through battles and are reminded of who are our Allies…and who changed sides? Don’t miss this really great historical read. I can’t wait for the next novels in this series…They are amazing!

  • What a great start to a new series. First I have to say the author did a wonderful job in her research. My 16-year-old is a WWII buff and even read it and said, Mom she is on it!”

  • Sarah Sundin’s With Every Letter (Revell, 2012) is a history buff’s delight. Sundin’s research into the formation of the 802nd Medical Air Transport Squadron and the introduction of flight nurses into service is impeccable and forms a fascinating backdrop to Mellie’s and Tom’s stories of courage, faith, mercy, and change.

  • Laura Hilton says:

    A good read. Exciting at times, the romance between certain characters and at certain times is top notch, and I can’t wait to read the next book in this series. I hope it’ll be Kay’s story.

  • Sarah Sundin did an incredible job of pairing this sweet romance with a deep historical background. As we followed both Lt. Blake and Lt. McGilliver among various regions and battlefields, I found a new understanding for the nurses that were at the front of the war, and the sacrifices and dangers that they faced. I highly recommend this heartwarming story of forgiveness, patriotism and hope.

  • Andi says:

    Sarah has created the best characters with Mellie and Tom, both misfits of their own making. Mellie thinks she could never attract a man, and Tom is afraid of his father’s past. When they get paired as pen pals they begin to help each other overcome their own insecurities. Sarah creates great romantic tension between Tom and Mellie, Mellie is a flight nurse on the front lines, and Tom is in action running into each other is bound to happen right?

  • This book is a great read. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

  • This reader is delighted that there is a new series Wings of the Nightingale coming from Christian Historical Fiction author Sarah Sundin. I still hold that A Distant Melody might be one of my favorite books ever and with all that I read, this is a really saying something – so bringing on a new series, I couldn’t be more delighted and excited to see what I might find within the pages of such a novel and over the top, I was not disappointed. I knew, before I knew anything else, through a conversation with Sarah that this was going to be a war times You’ve Got Mail/The Shop Around the Corner story, but different and that’s exactly what it was. I’d love to see *this* one as a film!This story is more about the people than the setting, and while it is interesting it was the content of the letters and emotions that I wanted more of and was granted within these pages. Giving plenty of laugh-out-loud, quit-it-I’m-going-to-cry, and down right cannot turn the pages fast enough. (truncated review)http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/288520570http://www.amazon.com/review/R1JCA84FMKXWMO/ref=cm_cr_rdp_permhttp://my.barnesandnoble.com/reviews-cherryblossommj/

  • With Every Letter is a war-time story of love and hope. As I read it, I felt like I was getting a history lesson — but in a much more intriguing way than any history book I ever read in school! Sarah draws you immediately into the lives of Mellie and Tom, with a back-and-forth look at their lives. The setting of falling in love while hiding behind the safety of anonymity allowed me to see deep inside the hearts of the characters and learn about their hopes and fears. Right away I cared about them and enjoyed following the ups and downs they both went through as their story developed. There was plenty of war, romance, heartache, and joy to keep me anxiously turning the pages to the very end! I’m excited to see what Sarah has to offer in the next Wings of the Nightingale book.http://www.amazon.com/review/R2YU0JIMLSMSRM

  • Sundin’s writing style is friendly, soothing and well, just fun. I felt like I could identify with both Millie and Tom – in a variety of ways. The characters seemed real – and I found myself wanting to keep reading to find out what happened. In other words, I quit feeling tired, and simply enjoyed losing myself in a quality novel.http://www.myscrappylife.com/2012/09/with-every-letter.html

  • And the historical detail? Just like in her other World War II books, the detail is incredible. Plus, at the end, there is information talking about what is historical and what is fiction. One thing I really hate is “historical fiction” that is filled with glaring inaccuracies, and especially with contemporary attitudes being forced into characters from another time. Sundin does not do that. Not that I’m an expert on World War II, but I know something of that era. Sundin’s writing rings true.

  • The lost art of writing a letter is beautifully revealed through this book. Letters can reveal much about a person. You can even be more bold in a letter than you would normally be in person. Revealing so much about you and your heart is so much easier when you don’t really know the person that you are writing to, either.

  • This was a great love story, but it also had a lot of spiritual depth. I loved it when “Annie” told Tom to just imitate Jesus when he struggled with leadership. When he studied how Jesus dealt with issues I learned something too. What great advice! I think I’ll take it and use it in my job as well. 🙂

  • Jennifer says:

    This book is now on the my top 5 list!

  • Cara Putman says:

    Sarah is a masterful writer who captures the time with breath-taking detail. The journey of these characters will pull you in and leave you rooting for them to rise above their beliefs of themselves and do what it takes to risk love. I highly recommend it for lovers of historical romance.

  • From the very first letter that Mellie writes anonymously (and Tom’s reactions to it), I fell in love with the story (and Tom). The dancing around of two souls who long to reach out but who fear what such vulnerability might bring to themselves and to each other, as well as the actual dancing the characters engage in, frustrates the mind and ultimately touches the heart.http://www.amazon.com/review/R6BFWJCBFWY8W/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • I like history and, even though she won’t admit it, I think Sarah Sundin is secretly a historian. It is her attention to details that help draw you into the story as well, of course, as her marvelous characters. Ms. Sundin makes you feel as though you are there in every battle, experiencing every life threatening moment and feeling intense relief when it is finished. Back to the characters, both Mellie Blake and Tom MacGilliver are presented in such a real manner that you feel as though they are friends of yours and when the book eventually ends you are sorry to see them go. “With Every Letter” is an exciting book. However, as exciting as the story is the romance between Mellie and Tom takes top priority as each of them deals with their individual issues. ”With Every Letter” deals with themes of forgiveness and restoration as only God can produce. Ms. Sundin has done it again and I recommend this book highly. I am so looking forward to book two in this series.http://www.amazon.com/review/RZ16UAUGN42TM

  • Sundin has written another great novel of the WW II era. She has done her research and readers will learn a great deal about the campaign in northern Africa, the role of engineers, and the role of that new breed of women nurses aboard airplanes taking the injured away from the front.What a great idea for a romance novel! Two people falling in love through anonymous letters. And the interaction between the two when their duty assignments allow them to be in the same place at the same time, yet each one not knowing the other is the anonymous letter writer (at least at first).http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A3JVE1D10L1CFA/ref=cm_pdp_rev_title_1?ie=UTF8&sort_by=MostRecentReview#RBNCS7FGV7CCD

  • It shows how much a letter from someone can really encourage one another through the hardships and trials of war. What may start as a friendship may lead to something more and find a love that goes beyond mere words on a page.

  • The plot is unique and takes the reader on a series of twists that only make the book more of a discovery to read. With the first in a new series of three, I’m eager to learn what is coming up next.

  • First off – I love the cover!! I think it is beautiful and graceful!! With Every Letter is wonderfully written. Sundin creates a “new” storyline to fall in love with that has the rich history of WWII. Sundin’s writing style puts you right there seeing every moment. The characters are well rounded and they grow and develop as the storyline does. Definitely recommend this book to others and look forward to reading more from Sundin.

  • The concept to the story was intriguing to me (two people writing anonymous letters to each other) and, I have to say, I loved the “letters” in With Every Letter.

  • The novel is well-written, well-researched, and a great story. Sarah Sundin has become one of my all-time favorite authors. I can’t wait for her next book! I highly recommend this title and will be giving it 5 stars on Amazon.

  • While reading Mellie and Tom’s letters in With Every Letter I was swept away to WWII, along with all it’s drama, romance and excitement! It’s an utterly charming love story filled with humor, danger and endearingly flawed characters.

  • I think most people at some point in their lives have felt socially awkward – I know that’s what I connected with most in this book. Millie had trouble making friends, and for the most part it is her insecurities that get in her way.

  • I loved everything about this book. When I first started reading it I didn’t think I was going to like it but I ended up falling in love with the book. I spent most of the book wondering hoping that it would all work out in the end and it did.

  • Sundin has written another great novel of the WW II era. She has done her research and readers will learn a great deal about the campaign in northern Africa, the role of engineers, and the role of that new breed of women nurses aboard airplanes takin

  • MarthasBooks says:

    In her new series, Sarah has once again written a love story to grip and hold your heart. With her attention to detail, Sundin brings to life this time of uncertainty for Tom and Mellie as they face the challenges of their future.

  • This book has it all–romance, history, and a beautiful Christian message. I love historical fiction, and this is exactly what I love. I appreciated the fact that the hero and heroine both struggled to fit in–maybe because I oculd somewhat identify. I saw some of myself in Mellie, and probably less of myself in Tom, but I enjoyed these characters immensely. Every character was well-developed and played a part in the development of the story.

  • 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.

  • I also thought that the author did a wonderful job of mixing Christianity into the story so that the reader experienced several “ah-ha” moments throughout the book. It was well-written and enjoyable.

  • Kianna Rose says:

    I’d rate With Every Letter a well-deserved 5 out of 5 stars! The characters, both primary and secondary, were relateable. The plot kept me interested because it was well- paced and nearly impossible to put out of my mind. The anonymous letters added another dimension of enjoyment as well. I think that Sarah Sundin is a noteworthy author and her writings emanate research and all of the hard work she’s poured into it. I even found myself laughing at humor that was peppered throughout this read. If you want a well-paced read that is sure to please, don’t hesitate to read With Every Letter.

  • From the very first letter that Mellie writes anonymously (and Tom’s reactions to it), I fell in love with the story (and Tom). The dancing around of two souls who long to reach out but who fear what such vulnerability might bring to themselves and to each other, as well as the actual dancing the characters engage in, frustrates the mind and ultimately touches the heart.

  • Giving plenty of laugh-out-loud, quit-it-I’m-going-to-cry, and down right cannot turn the pages fast enough or even would someone please watch my children so that I can just go read and see what happens next— this was a read that I definitely did not want to miss and it was a completely delightful one a that. I’m not surprised to find myself loving it and as I finish the pages what I do find myself is devastated that I will have to wait so long for more Wings of the Nightingale series.

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