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Letters from Skye
Letters from Skye
Author: Jessica Brockmole
A sweeping story told in letters, spanning two continents and two world wars, Jessica Brockmole’s atmospheric debut novel captures the indelible ways that people fall in love, and celebrates the power of the written word to stir the heart. — March 1912: Twenty-four-year-old Elspeth Dunn, a published poet, has never seen the world beyond her...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780345542601
ISBN-10: 0345542606
Publication Date: 7/30/2013
Pages: 304
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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goddessani avatar reviewed Letters from Skye on + 266 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
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.
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Helpful Score: 2
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.
thameslink avatar reviewed Letters from Skye on + 721 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
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!
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kdurham2813 avatar reviewed Letters from Skye on + 753 more book reviews
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings

Two sets of pen pals and a whole heck of a lot of letters are the heart of this story. A mother and daughter both find themselves sending letters to men that they dearly love both at times of war when correspondence wasn't always reliable. With the current times of email and text messaging and quick replies, it was interesting to be taken back in time where it could take a month to get a response to a letter. These two ladies would wait days to hear news whether good or bad back from their loved ones. I couldn't even imagine that today!


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