Letters From Home by Kristina McMorris
Elegant and simple…I fell in love with this cover the minute I saw it. I think I was attracted to it because the ‘letters’ factor…in this day and age when getting a handwritten mail has become a rarity, seeing something like this definitely puts a smile on my face. And the flowers – oh they just add more sweetness to the setting, don’t they?
It’s a nice front cover, don’t you think?
Here’s the description of the book from Shelfari –
Chicago, 1944. Liz Stephens has little interest in attending a USO club dance with her friends Betty and Julia. She doesn’t need a flirtation with a lonely serviceman when she’s set to marry her childhood sweetheart. Yet something happens the moment Liz glimpses Morgan McClain. They share only a brief exchange–cut short by the soldier’s evident interest in Betty–but Liz can’t forget him. Thus, when Betty asks her to ghostwrite a letter to Morgan, stationed overseas, Liz reluctantly agrees. Thousands of miles away, Morgan struggles to adjust to the brutality of war. His letters from “Betty” are a comfort, their soul-baring correspondence a revelation to them both. While Liz is torn by her feelings for a man who doesn’t know her true identity, Betty and Julia each become immersed in their own romantic entanglements. And as the war draws to a close, all three will face heart-wrenching choices, painful losses, and the bittersweet joy of new beginnings. Beautifully rendered and deeply moving, Letters from Home is a story of hope and connection, of sacrifices made in love and war–and the chance encounters that change us forever.
Sounds interesting. What do you think?
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