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Letters from Skye

Thank you Book Browse from giving me the opportunity to read Letters from Skye (A) by Jessica Brockmole.  It reminded me very much of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society which I also enjoyed.

Elspeth Dunn lives on the remote island of Skye in Scotland.  She lives a very sheltered life. She has never left the island and lives on a farm with her husband. She writes poetry and most recently has had a book of poems published.

David Graham an American college student loves poetry and after reading Elspeth book he writes her a fan letter. What begins as a simple fan letter becomes much more.

As the Great War begins Elspeth’s husband goes off to war. Davy unhappy with his career options becomes eager for an adventure. He joins the corps of ambulance volunteers in France. Through it all the correspondence continues. The letters become personal and intimate revealing their secrets and desires.

The author does an incredible job telling their story through letters. The characters are so real and the correspondence so compelling, I would forget that I was reading a book.  I think I became as eager as Elspeth to read each new letter.

For anyone who has received a love letter and for those who wish they had, Letters from Skye is a must read.

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