Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole

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Read Letters from Skye Online Free - 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 home on Scotland’s remote Isle of Skye. So she is astonished when her first fan letter arrives, from a college student, David Graham, in far-away America. As the two strike up a correspondence—sharing their favorite books, wildest hopes, and deepest secrets—their exchanges blossom into friendship, and eventually into love. But as World War I engulfs Europe and David volunteers as an ambulance driver on the Western front, Elspeth can only wait for him on Skye, hoping he’ll survive.
June 1940: At the start of World War II, Elspeth’s daughter, Margaret, has fallen for a pilot in the Royal Air Force. Her mother warns her against seeking love in wartime, an admonition Margaret doesn’t understand. Then, after a bomb rocks Elspeth’s house, and letters that were hidden in a wall come raining down, Elspeth disappears. Only a single letter remains as a clue to Elspeth’s whereabouts. As Margaret sets out to discover where her mother has gone, she must also face the truth of what happened to her family long ago.

Title : Letters from Skye
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ISBN : 0345542606
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 290 pages


Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 31, 2017

I thought this would be a lot better than it was. It's just one step above your standard WWII romance novel, not particularly deep or insightful. And adultery just isn't romantic to me, no matter how you package it. I read half and skimmed the rest. Kim (in the comment thread) had a good suggestio...

Katherine rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 25, 2013

Letters from Skye is a sweet and simple book that ultimately disappointed me because the author seemed to believe that the cliched plot twists and insubstantial characters and setting could be saved by a charming concept. I love the idea of a novel told in letters or diaries and just last week re...

☮Karen rated it ★★★★★

October 26, 2017

I loved everything about this audio book. Loved, loved, loved. At first I was worried I wouldn't understand the Scottish speakers, but it was no problem and simply lovely. It had a perfect calming effect on my currently frazzled nerves. World Wars one and two provide a background, but the growing...

Carolyn rated it ★★★★★

January 12, 2015

I loved this beautiful, gentle love story spanning WWI and WW2.It all starts when Elspeth Dunn, a 24y old published poet living on Skye receives a fan letter from an American college boy, David Graham. She is so surprised she writes back and they establish a friendship by letter gradually floweri...

Dale rated it ★★★★☆

July 23, 2015

After the topic of depression and suicide in my last read I needed something lighter. This is unashamedly a love story. Elspeth, a published poet, receives a fan letter one day in 1912 that leads into correspondences with a young man that encompasses World War 1. Yes, you can see where it is head...

Jenny (Reading Envy) rated it ★★★★★

June 30, 2013

Some of the books and movies I love pull back the veil and reveal me to be a hopeless romantic, and this is going to be one of them. I sat and read this cover to cover without a break, except for when the emotions got too intense and I flipped over to check my e-mail. The entire book, set during...

David rated it ★★★★★

August 12, 2013

Many of the other readers who have reviewed this book here either received review copies or won a copy as a prize (and there's nothing wrong with that). I paid for my copy, making it one of just a handful of hardback novels I have bought over the years, but it was worth every penny. Other reviewer...

Leila rated it ★★★★☆

May 27, 2017

This was an unusual book. It took a little while to get into it and I found it to be a book which I didn't just read straight through. I would move on a little and quite enjoy pondering on the thoughts and feelings of the people involved in it. A quote on the book said..."Words on the page can dr...

Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~* rated it ★★★★☆

November 11, 2013

Setting: 1912 & 1940 Western Europe 4 1/2 stars for this reader Elspeth Dunn, a young poet on Scotland's Isle of Skye,is thrilled to receive her first fan letter from an American college student David Graham. Feeling lonely in her faltering marriage, Elspeth replies and the two strike up a corr...

Nat rated it ★★★★☆

February 21, 2016

Elspeth is fond of saying to her daughter that 'the first volume of my life is out of print'. But when a bomb hits Edinburgh street and Margaret finds her mother crouched in the ruins of her bedroom pulling armfuls of yellowed letters onto her lap, the past Elspeth has kept so carefully locked a...

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