Friday, December 7, 2012

On My Nightstand - With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin

Mellie Blake volunteers for a pioneer position as a medical evacuation nurse during WWII. Raised by her father in some unorthodox settings, she has a unique perspective on the world. Making friends and fitting in with other women make her challenging job look simple.

Tom MacGilliver also has difficulty relating to others but for completely different reasons. He wonders if people will ever accept him for himself rather than judge him by the actions of a close family member.

An Army officer gets her husband to set up an anonymous letter exchange. Most of the participants either quit or decide to meet each other in person. Tom and Mellie continue their correspondence, but fear that meeting will invite rejection.

Author Sarah Sundin gives us another compelling story. Her careful development of the characters and impeccable research made me feel every emotion and jump at every bomb blast. This is my favorite of all her books. Of course, I say that with each new story that comes from her pen.

If I were rating this book, I'd give it five stars. Don't miss this amazing love story.

Disclaimer: Neither the author nor the publisher paid for this recommendation.


Karen Lange said...

Loved this book! Looking forward to Sarah's next one. :)

Happy weekend!

Nikki (Sarah) said...

I'm in the market for a good read and I really enjoy true stories. Will have to look for this one. Thanks Susan for the review on it.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen - Me too!

Hi Sarah - This isn't a true story - pure fiction as far as I know. :)


Diane Estrella said...

I also read this book and enjoyed it. Another winner from Sarah. Hope all is well with you! :O)

Rhonda Schrock said...

So you and Karen are saying the same thing. :) That's quite the endorsement.

And by the way, how's the collaborative work coming for you two? Hope you're plugging along.

Happy weekend, Susan.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Rhonda -

Karen and I are both big fans of historical fiction. :)

We've both been working on other projects but hope to pick up the thread in the New Year.


Susan said...

Sounds intriguing, Susan.

Thanks so much for your visit to my blog and your comment, too. Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Diane - Thanks for giving your thumbs up on this book. :)

Hi Susan - Sarah knows how to keep you biting your nails.


aussiegirl said...

HI Susan! Just finished reading all four of Susan Sundin's books after reading your review. LOVED THEM! So glad to discover her and add her to my favorites list. I think of you and the Martin family often as of late.
Kind regards!
Judy Huf :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Judi -

Thanks so much for commenting. I love hearing that a book recommendation helped a reader discover an author!

Blessings to you & your family,
Susan :)

Sarah Sundin said...

Susan - thank you so much for the lovely review! I'm thrilled that you liked Tom & Mellie's story.

Sarah - yes, it is pure fiction. Although based on historical events, all characters are figments of my insomnia - I mean, my imagination.

Karen & Diane - thanks, ladies! Your opinion means a lot to me :)

Judy - Wow! I'm delighted that you enjoyed all four books. Thank you for taking a chance on a new author.