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With Every Letter ~ Review

Wings of the Nightingale Series 1
by Sarah Sundin

Lieutenant Philomela “Mellie” Blake and Lieutenant Thomas MacGilliver have never met but they are about to be the best thing to every happen to each other. An assignment to boost troop morale has brought them together through anonymously written letters.

Mellie, raised by her father, spent half her childhood in the jungle. Her unusual upbringing has left her unprepared to make friends and Mellie needs to make friends if she hopes to keep her position as an evacuation flight nurse.

Tom pretends a jocularity he doesn't feel, trying to distance himself from the murders his father committed. But Tom has no friends, when people hear his last name any chance at friendship is stopped before it begins. Scared to show his true feelings, Tom lacks the leadership skills and respect needed to motivate his troops.

Anonymity allows two lonely people the chance to finally have a friendship and to be themselves. As the letters pass between them they help each other reach out to others. But when they are both transferred to Algeria will they reveal themselves so that they can meet in person or will fear hold them back? Can two souls reach out to each other through the written word and find love or is it merely a paper illusion?

With Every Letter is a honest look at friendship and the fears that keep us from revealing our true selves to those around us. We try to be who we think people wants us to be rather than who we are.

Set in the midst of the of World War II With Every Letter looks at the role flight nurses played and their importance in saving the lives of the wounded needing evacuation.

With Every Letter is a lovely book and I look forward to reading the next books in this series.

I received a copy of this title for the purpose of this review and all opinions expressed are my own.

Available September 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.