Thursday, August 21, 2014

Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole

This review originally appeared as a guest review on Shaz's Book Boudoir

Letters from Skye is the debut novel from Jessica Brockmole. She was inspired by a trip to Skye with her family while she was living in Edinburgh a couple of years ago. The story began as scribbled notes that she wrote just for herself. The story is told entirely through letters between the main characters which I loved and it takes place during both World Wars which I also loved. Beginning in 1912 a young student Davey Graham writes a letter to a poet he admires Elspeth Dunn and she replies and a warm and loving friendship begins. In 1940 the adventurous Margaret writes to her mother and her friend Paul a pilot in the Royal Air Force desperate to discover more about her mother's mysterious past and learn who her father could be. Alternating the two storylines means that the reader cannot resist reading on desperate for more and I found myself finishing this book in a day. An utterly enchanting read which will appeal to fans of quality historical fiction or if like me you just love anything set in Scotland. Thanks so much Sharon and the publishers for the chance to read this wonderful book.
I adored this book I felt it was similar in style and tone to Mrs Sinclair's Suitcase and it's one not to be missed.

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