Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole

In 1912, Scottish poet Elspeth Dunn receives her first fan letter from a man named David Graham, who lives in Urbana, Illinois.  They start to correspond regularly and each realizes that they have found a kindred soul.  Elspeth is married to Iain who's away at war, while David is in college.  But soon it becomes obvious that they've fallen in love.  Fast forward to 1940, when we see letters written by Elspeth's daughter, Margaret.  Elspeth has disappeared from her home in Edinburgh.  Margaret is sick with worry about her mother's whereabouts.  In trying to find her mother, Margaret uncovers Elspeth's past and the reader discovers what happened to Elspeth and David.  Letters from Skye is a gentle and cozy read similar to The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.  It will be published in July.

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