Letters from Skye: A Novel

Letters from Skye: A Novel

Jessica Brockmole


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A sweeping tale informed in letters, spanning continents and international wars, Jessica Brockmole’s atmospheric debut novel captures the indelible ways in which humans fall in love, and celebrates the facility of the written be aware to stir the heart.
 
March 1912: Twenty-four-year-old Elspeth Dunn, a broadcast poet, hasn't ever visible the area past her domestic on Scotland’s distant Isle of Skye. So she is astonished while her first fan letter arrives, from a school pupil, David Graham, in far-away the US. because the strike up a correspondence—sharing their favourite books, wildest hopes, and inner most secrets—their exchanges blossom into friendship, and at last into love. yet as international conflict I engulfs Europe and David volunteers as an ambulance driving force at the Western entrance, Elspeth can merely look ahead to him on Skye, hoping he’ll survive.
 
June 1940: initially of global struggle II, Elspeth’s daughter, Margaret, has fallen for a pilot within the Royal Air strength. Her mom warns her opposed to looking love in wartime, an admonition Margaret doesn’t comprehend. Then, after a bomb rocks Elspeth’s apartment, and letters that have been hidden in a wall come dropping rain, Elspeth disappears. just a unmarried letter continues to be as a clue to Elspeth’s whereabouts. As Margaret units out to find the place her mom has long gone, she also needs to face the reality of what occurred to her kinfolk lengthy ago.
 
gleaming with appeal and entire of pleasing interval aspect, Letters from Skye is a testomony to the ability of affection to beat nice adversity, and marks Jessica Brockmole as a gorgeous new literary voice.

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Praise for Letters from Skye

Letters from Skye is a charming love tale that celebrates the ability of desire to conquer time and circumstance.”—Vanessa Diffenbaugh, New York Times bestselling writer of The Language of Flowers

“[A] striking tale of 2 ladies, their loves, their secrets and techniques, and global wars . . . [in which] the wonderful thing about Scotland, the tragedy of struggle, the longings of the center, and the struggles of a kin torn aside through disloyalty are brilliantly drawn, leaving simply enough blanks to be stuffed by way of the reader’s imagination.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Tantalizing . . . bound to please readers who loved different epistolary novels like The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.”—Stratford Gazette
 
“An soaking up and lucrative saga of loss and discovery.”—Kate Alcott, New York Times bestselling writer of The Dressmaker
 
“A sweeping and candy (but now not saccharine) love story.”USA Today
 
“[A] impressive little jewel.”Richmond Times-Dispatch

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