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"Light, quick, heartwarming.…"
A really sweet, moving, heart-warming book - easily consumed in its letter form. Beautifully light and digestible with lovely imagery and believable characters.Read moreLess
"Slow but Pleasant…"
This book was very slow but when it got going, i found it very pleasant and a light hearted read.Read moreLess
"Felt too modern…"
This book was such a good concept - a story told through love letters during the first world war. However, it didn't do it for me and I found it hard to believe that the letters could have been from this time period. A lot of them felt more like texts or emails, short and sent quickly.
The plot was also very predictable, so not my cup of tea at allRead moreLess
"A Postcard From A Bygone Age…"
LETTERS FROM SKYE BY JESSICA BROCKMOLE
This is an extremely interesting book, as the entire novel is actually a series of letters. It starts in World War I when a young female poet on the Isle of Skye receives a fan letter from a young male American scholar. As war crackles the world, through their letters they start to fall deeply in love. Meantime, parts of the book are set in World War II, when the poet disappears from her home in Edinburgh, where she now lives and her daughter starts to piece together her mother’s life through the box of letters which she finds.
In a world where people are used to instant responses via email, text etc, it is easy to forget the excitement of waiting for a letter and the problems that occurred if mail was delayed.
This is a very romantic book and at times will break your heart, I was actually in tears at some bits. Some people have complained that elements of the book may not be historically accurate, I don’t really care about that. It actually reminded me of Sleepless In Seattle, where two people from totally different places, keep missing the chance to actually meet up.
I would strongly recommend this book, also I think it would make a great film!Read moreLess
"a thoughtful look at the complication of love…"
This twisting tale of love, told through a series of letters kept me riveted. At times irritating, often bewildering, the characters drew one in into their world, and until the very end nothing seemed certain. It's well written and I look forward to Jessica Brockmole's next bookRead moreLess