Tuesday, September 25, 2012

With Every Letter Review & Giveaway

With Every Lettter
Today, I'm delighted to share my friend Sarah Sundin's new book with you. With Every Letter is the first book in her new Wings of the Nightingale series. While watching Shop Around the Corner, she began wondering what it would be like to fall in love through letters at a soul connection. As she noodled on that idea, With Every Letter was born. Mellie is a woman who's never quite fit in and as a result is a loner who can't form friendships. But her boss is requiring her to if she wants to become a flight nurse. Tom is also a loner because of his past. He puts on a sunny front, but in reality he doesn't let people close.
Both long for someone who knows them deeply, and through anonymous letters feel the safety to open their hearts to another. Both Mellie and Tom are surrounded with characters who reinforce their fears and others who dig deeper past the walls they've erected. Both firmly believe that love will never be possible for them...but if it could be, it would be with their anonymous letter sender.
Sarah is a masterful writer who captures the time with breath-taking detail. The journey of these characters will pull you in and leave you rooting for them to rise above their beliefs of themselves and do what it takes to risk love. I highly recommend it for lovers of historical
Oh! I have an extra copy that I would love to give away to one lucky reader. Leave a comment telling me why a WWII set novel appeals to you. And if you still like receiving physical mail. Join my quarterly mailing list for a second entry.


Book 1 in the Wings of the Nightingale series
Lt. Mellie Blake is looking forward to beginning her training as a flight nurse. She is not looking forward to writing a letter to a man she’s never met–even if it is anonymous and part of a morale-building program. Lt. Tom MacGilliver, an officer stationed in North Africa, welcomes the idea of an anonymous correspondence–he’s been trying to escape his infamous name for years.
As their letters crisscross the Atlantic, Tom and Mellie develop a unique friendship despite not knowing the other’s true identity. When both are transferred to Algeria, the two are poised to meet face-to-face for the first time. Will they overcome their fears and reveal who they are, or will their future be held hostage by their pasts?
Combining a flair for romance with excellent research and attention to detail, Sarah Sundin vividly brings to life the perilous challenges of WWII aviation, nursing–and true love.
Sarah Sundin


Sarah Sundin is the author of “A Distant Melody”, “A Memory Between Us”, and “Blue Skies Tomorrow”. In 2011, “A Memory Between Us” was a finalist in the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Awards and Sarah received the Writer of the Year Award at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. A graduate of UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy, she works on-call as a hospital pharmacist. During WWII, her grandfather served as a pharmacist’s mate (medic) in the Navy and her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force in England. Sarah lives in California with her husband and three children.
Find out more about Sarah at http://www.sarahsundin.com/.

Celebrate with Sarah by entering to win either a Kindle Fire or a Nook Color!

One fortunate winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire or Nook Color (winner’s choice)
  • Handmade With Every Letter First Aid Kit
  • With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on September 26th.Winner will be announced at the “With Every Letter” Author Chat Facebook Party on 9/27. Connect with Sarah, get a sneak peek of her next book, try your hand at a trivia contest, and chat with readers just like yourself. There will also be gift certificates, books, handmade With Every Letter first aid kits, and a Book Club Prize Pack to be won (10 copies for your book club or small group)!
So grab your copy of With Every Letter and join Sarah on the evening of the September 27th for a chance to connect with Sarah and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book – don’t let that stop you from coming!)



Anni said...

I love reading WW2 novels because my daddy fought in WW2. I love reading about the culture my parents grew up in.

Tea norman said...

I love historical fiction. Thank you for entering me.

Emily said...

Oh gosh, there are so many reasons why I love books centered around this time. Maybe it's the simplicity of life back then or the fact that I probably romanticize the 40s a little. lol! Yeah, there's just something about the clothes and the way they spoke and the all around feel of the time. I wish I could go back and live in those days for a while....which is probably why I absolutley love books that are set in WW2.

Thanks for the giveaway!


I also subscribed to your blog!

Debbie said...

I don't know if I can pin exactly why I enjoy books about the war...there's something about another time in history. Gets me away from the troubles of today and lets me see that we've made it through worse. I also love the way America united during those days...it was a beautiful thing.

Getting something in the mail is always fun...much better than emails. lol!

John said...

I'm entering for my daughter. But I have to say that it's always good to remember those days. The men that fought for our freedom...the men who died for it. Reading a good book about WW2 helps us appreciate that more and remember it. Kids today need to be taught about it so we don't raise up a generation that doesn't fully grasp the sacrifice.

And getting some mail is always a good thing...keeps the past alive a little longer!

hippmom said...

My love of reading novels set during WWII started as a teen when I read Leon Uris's Mila 18. It was the first book that had me in tears.

With Every Letter looks to be a heart warming story. Would love to read it!

Sarah Sundin said...

Cara - thank you so much for the lovely review! I'm glad you liked Tom & Mellie :)

Elyssa said...

The time period was just so amazing! There was an innocence to family life, and people were just friendlier all around. My grandma even remembers life in the town we live in now to be everyone knowing one another... I would've loved to have seen that!

Thanks for the great giveaway!


Jenny said...

I just love the feel of the WW2 era... there's something about it that appeals to me! I love pointing out the clothes (the dresses were so gorgeous!) whenever we're watching a movie that takes place then!


Ira said...

My dad served in WW2, so I grew up hearing stories about it. I think that's why it appeals to me so much. I love to watch any movie that takes place in that time period, and I enjoy learning about the war!


The Jesus Freak said...

Life just seemed so much simpler back then. Sure, there was a war going on, but everyone seemed so much more laid back and easygoing... I wish life was more like it was back then!


Cara Putman said...

Thanks for coming and sharing your comments. I'm really enjoying reading why you like WWII novels. They're a passion of mine. As I start writing a new one this week, I value this feedback. Thanks!

Danielle said...

I love historical fiction, but WWII is especially close to my heart. My grandmother was living in Coventry, England and my grandfather lived in Berlin during the war. I grew up hearing war stories from them and WWII books remind me of them.

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Ganise said...

Cara thank you for sharing this review and for the opportunity to win this book.

I have heard so many good things about With Every Letter and I think it appeals to me because it sounds romantic! And I like historicals books.

Thanks again!

:-)*Is it open to Canada, please?*

Ganise said...

oups.. Should I win (and should the answer be yes): g.gclermont AT gmail DOT com

Cara Putman said...

I would love to hear some of these stories y'all grew up hearing. Anyone want to share?

Cara Putman said...

Oh and Emily, thanks for subscribing to the blog. And everyone else who subscribed to my newsletter! Appreciate it!

Pam K. said...

I like reading novels set in World War II so I can learn more about that time period. Both my parents were teenagers during that time.
I've read a couple of Sarah's books and really enjoyed them. I'd love to win a copy of With Every Letter.
Thanks for the chance.


Patty said...

WW II is just not an era that I have read much about. I usually like historicals set further back.


Jes said...

I enjoy reading historical fiction but I haven't read many books set during WWII. My grandfather served in the Navy in WWII so it would be neat to read a novel set in this time period!

jswaks at gmail dot com

Jes said...

Oops forgot to mention I subscribed to your quarterly mailing list!


Jessica said...

I love WWII! I don't quite know where the fascination started but I do know it was fueled by stories by my grandpa from the war. He was in the 101st Airborne and was in Germany during the American occupation. He was also a pretty successful boxer while he was enlisted. He tells the funniest stories of just everyday life while he was in Germany. :)
I cannot wait to read this book! I read her last series while I was on vacation this summer and have been eagerly anticipating this one's arrival! :)


Pattie said...

I'd love to win :)
pattie (at) wivesoffaith.org

Shondra said...

This book sounds like a great read!


Cara Putman said...

Thanks to all who participated. I really appreciate your comments and those of you who joined my newsletter, too.

There were 24 comments and 12 newsletter joiners. Random.org selected #29 which is Elyssa. Congrats!


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