I loved this book! Told epistolary style, it is the story of two world wars and how they affect two Scots women.
At the beginning of WWII, Margaret Dunn discovers a letter from "David" to a woman named "Sue" written during WWI. Margaret's mother, Elspeth, disappears after the emergence of this letter.
We learn the tale of these two women, Elspeth and Margaret, through their letters to the men they love during times of great and tragic events being played out across the European nations.
Are letters a lost art today with all the new ways we have to send messages ? I will let the readers of this wonderful novel answer that. I thought this book just a great insight and delightful story of a terrible time in the history of war and its effect on all who tried to live through it.
I absolutely adored this book. From the first sentence I was pulled into the world of David and Elspeth, and keep on the edge of my seat for the next 280 pages of so. This is one of the rare books that you just surrender to and allow them to carry you along. An author to watch, as this is her 1st book!