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ISBN13: 9780345542601
ISBN10: 0345542606
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Susan Chipman, March 11, 2014 (view all comments by Susan Chipman)
This is a heart-warming and heart-rending story, but it has a happy ending in spite of the heart-break. I give it ten thumbs up!
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bugzna2000, October 9, 2013 (view all comments by bugzna2000)
This is an outstanding novel told completely via letters. The letters are written in the midst of two world wars. I felt like I discovered a real box full of personal, treasured correspondence and became completely engrossed, especially the ones between Elsbeth & Davey, two people who fall in love long distance in 1912. Initially sparked by a letter sent by Davey (an American) to Elsbeth (a Brit), a published poet, their relationship blossoms into something so much more through the power of the written word. Fast forward to 1940 when Elsbeth’s daughter, Margaret, falls for a pilot in the Royal Air Force and they begin their own correspondence. When Elsbeth disappears one day, Margaret is left with a cryptic letter that may hold a clue to her mother’s whereabouts. She reaches out (also via letters) to a long estranged uncle to seek answers and learn more about her mother’s past. A remarkable and refreshing book.
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peggyherself, July 23, 2013 (view all comments by peggyherself)
I loved this book! Read it in 2 days. I enjoyed the letter format. It bounced back and forth between the letters written during the first world war between lovers and the letters written during the second world war between daughter and several people as she looked for her missing mom and tried to figure out what secret the past held.

At the same time I was angry with Elspeth for cheating and admired her courage to go after what she wanted. You can't just hurt other people like that and get a charmed life or did she get a charmed life? Just when you thought you had the end figured out a surprise turns up! Now just who's daughter is Margaret anyway?

The descriptions of Skye made me feel like I was there and the descriptions of the war raining down on them were very real too. It's a book that makes you feel wistful afterwards and leaves you feeling like you know these people, after all you read their intimate letters.
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Silvers Reviews, July 3, 2013 (view all comments by Silvers Reviews)
A poem, a letter, subsequent letters, and then blossoming love.

LETTERS FROM SKYE is a book of letters from a fan to a poet…fan letters that turned into more than just correspondence. The fan lives in the United States, and the poet lives in the Isle of Skye and is set during WWI and WWII. The letters spanned decades and makes the reader ponder about whether it is wise or unwise to decide to find someone to love during war time.

These letters told the story of "Sue" and Davey and how their letters and decisions changed an entire family.

Telling the entire story in letters was quite clever as a premise for a book, and it was enjoyable to read, but it didn't grip me to the point that I couldn't wait to get back to the book until the ending pages.

I do have to say, though, that Ms. Brockmole’s detail is amazing. I could feel the pouring rain as Maisie, "Sue's" daughter, was walking through Skye and trying to find Portree. I could visualize the landscape and the sheep roaming. I remember all of this when I visited The Isle Of Skye, my favorite part of Scotland, and the reason I wanted to read LETTERS FROM SKYE.

LETTERS FROM SKYE is a fun, well written read with a love story and history woven in.

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.
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Brockmole, Jessica
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Product details 304 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345542601 Reviews:
"Review" by , “A poignant tale of a stubborn love that bridges the lives and wars of two generations, Letters From Skye gives the reader a story to inhale as well as read, unfolding amid the gripping panorama of a changing world — an absorbing and rewarding saga of loss and discovery.”
"Review" by , “Jessica Brockmole’s Letters from Skye is a fascinating, lyrical tale of love and loss. Gracefully weaving the tales of lovers and brothers and sisters spanning two wars, Brockmole expertly explores the toll of both honesty and deception upon hearts battered by war and society’s expectations.”
"Review" by , Letters from Skye is a captivating love story that celebrates the power of hope to triumph over time and circumstance.”
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