With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin (review and giveaway)

Renee Ann Smith —  September 13, 2012 — 40 Comments

Update: The end of this contest will come and go while I’m out of town. But I promise to email a winner on Monday! Blessings!

Part Shop Around the Corner and part Cherry Ames Flight Nurse, With Every Letter tells the story of two lonely people who find love—even though they haven’t met face-to-face.

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Set during World War II, the story focuses on Lt. Mellie Blake, a young woman supporting the war effort as a flight nurse, and Lt. Tom MacGilliver, an engineer doing his duty in North Africa. Though these two are brave and competent before their coworkers, they are both guarding inner vulnerabilities resulting from painful rejections in their pasts.

Mellie and Tom have learned the hard way to hide who they really are. Each believes he/she will never find that special someone who will cherish unconditionally. But even so, as anonymous pen pals, they pour out their hearts to each other. Though each can only imagine what the other looks like, with every letter they write, Tom and Mellie fall more and more deeply in love. When the time comes for them to meet, they must risk revealing all. Is their faith strong enough to see them through? . . . I could tell, but that would spoil it for you!

So Proudly We Hail

As I’ve said before, I should have been born in the 40′s. I love the clothes, the music, the movies.  And whenever I want to make a quick visit to this time period, I know I can count on author Sarah Sundin to take me there. Her latest novel reminds me of several classics: Of course, The Shop Around the Corner, where Jimmy Stewart woos his sweetheart as her secret pen pal. Also,  So Proudly We Hail, a movie about nurses serving in the South Pacific, and Cherry Ames, Flight Nurse, a favorite book from my childhood. Thanks, Sarah, not only for bringing to mind such great old stories but also for providing another wonderful drama to add to my growing list of ’40’s favorites!

Now that you’re eager to read With Every Letter, here are two ways you can get your hands on this book.  (1) I ended up with two copies. So I’m offering my extra to one lucky reader. (US only) Just leave a comment on this post to be included. (List bonus entries in that one comment.) Contest ends Thursday, September 20th. (2) Or follow this link to purchase the book. ***Thanks to Litfuse Publicity for providing the book for me to review.

Bonus Entries:

Follow this link to Sarah’s Kindle Fire or Nook Giveaway!

About the author: Sarah Sundin received the 2011 Writer of the Year Award from the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, and her second novel A Memory Between Us was a finalist for an Inspirational Readers’ Choice Award. Her stories are inspired by her great-uncle who flew with the U.S. Eighth Air Force in England during World War II. Sarah lives in California with her husband and three children.

You can connect with Sarah at her website www.sarahsundin.com and at her Facebook author page.

This week I’m linking with The Weekend Whatever Link Up.

Renee Ann Smith

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I teach literature in a Christian high school by day and write inspirational fiction by night. I love to share heart-touching quotes and stories here on my blog. So glad you stopped by!

40 responses to With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin (review and giveaway)

  1. I would love to win a copy of this book. I have looking forward to reading it, but my local library doesn’t have a copy.

  2. Have been reading about this book and I know I will love reading, please include me in your drawing. Would love to win but will get it one way or another one day. thanks for sharing
    Paula O(kyflo130@yahoo.com)

  3. I would love to read this book, so please enter me! For extra entries I follow you on Twitter (my username is ward_bethany) and I signed up for your newletter, via email (mine was the handsthatbless account) Thanks for the opportunity to win this book! 🙂
    P.S. Check put my giveaway blog! http://www.giveawaysofblessing.blogspot.com

  4. This book sounds wonderful. I love everything to do with the 1940’s. In fact, I did a whole series of blog posts on the ’40’s.

  5. Oh, I would love to win this book!! I have seen it around the blogosphere and it looks great!! 🙂

    For extra entries, I follow you on FB and Twitter and I subscribe to your email.



  6. Thanks for the chance to win! I follow on Facebook and Twitter, and I had previously signed up for the news letter!


  7. Sign Me Up! Thanks

  8. Love it!! Would love to add this awesome book to my tbr shelf and devour it as soon as I could. I have done all of the extra: +1: Follow my Facebook page here. (http://www.facebook.com/reneeannsmith under Kim J.)
    +1: Follow me on Twitter here. ( https://twitter.com/Breathoflifeb )
    +1 Sign up for my newsletter. (and this is under breathoflifebookreivews )
    as well as

  9. I ‘liked’ your Facebook.
    Signed up for your newsletter.
    Even hoping to win the kindle!
    And to win your book…who knows….

  10. Thanks for the opportunity to win the book. I would love to read it. For extra entries, I subscribe to your newsletter, and follow you on FB and Twitter.


  11. I would love to read this book. I love period novels like this. I already follow you on Facebook and receive your newsletter.

  12. I’ve been looking forward to reading this book! I LOVE Sarah’s books, and can’t wait to read this one! And I really enjoyed The Shop Around the Corner, so I’m excited to see a story like that. =)


  13. I know my teen daughters would love it if I won this book thanks for the chance.

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  14. I love this time period also!! It sounds like a great book! I would love to win it, but will read it soon, regardless! 🙂

  15. I would love to read this book.

  16. Thanks for the giveaway! Can’t wait to read Sarah’s new book! Looks exciting!!

    +1 I follow on facebook
    +1 I follow of Twitter
    +1 I’m a subscriber

  17. Renee – Thank you so much for the sweet review. I love the comparisons. Obviously, The Shop Around the Corner inspired the book in the first place. I do love So Proudly We Hail, and I read gobs of Cherry Ames books growing up – can’t remember if Flight Nurse was one of them.

    And thanks for the giveaway – I’ll spread the word!

  18. Lovely review! Thank you for kindly giving away one of your copies!

    +1 Subscribed to your newsletter.
    +1 Liked your Facebook page.



  19. This book sounds wonderful and I’d love to read it! Thanks for the chance!

    I follow your Facebook page – Elizabeth Libby Riggs
    I follow you on Twitter – BookWorm8900
    I subscribed to your newsletter


  20. I would love to win, Enter me!
    God Bless!
    Sarah Richmond
    sarahrichmond.12 [at] gmail [dot] com

  21. Amada (prnounced: a.m.a.th.a) Chavez September 14, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Yes please enter me!!!

    I am very anxious to read this and see where it goes! 🙂

    I LIKE your Facebook, Follow you on Twitter, AND Subscribe to your newsletter!!! 🙂 I don’t want to miss a thing!

    Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a) Chavez


    Acts 16:31 (Read it, Believe it, and Be Saved!!!)

  22. I’d love to own Sarah Sundin’s With Every Letter. I love her style of writing and I love WWII. I’ve read her Wings of Glory series and I’m eager to read the first one her new series. My email address is mysterylover93[at]yahoo[dot]com

  23. Love Sarah Sundin!! if this is anything like her first series of WW2 it is sure to be a hit!!

  24. Great giveaway. I would love to read Sarah’s newest book.

  25. I can’t wait to read this! Great post.
    I follow on Facebook.
    I follow on twitter.
    I signed up for newsletter.
    I’m a blog follower.
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

  26. I loved your review of Sarah Sundin’s latest book. I would love a chance to win a copy! I liked your facebook, follow on twitter, and signed up for the newsletter! Thanks Beth

  27. I really enjoyed Sarah’s Wings of Glory series. With Every Letter sounds like another book I’d like to read. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
    I follow your Facebook page and have subscribed to your newsletter.

  28. Sounds like a great book.

  29. Our Inspiration Book Club introduced your wonderful books and I have read and own all of them. Would love to win a copy of this new one.

  30. thanks for the chance to read sarah’s latest novel.
    i’m an email subscriber/follower, too.

  31. Thank you for sharing your love of reading!

  32. I would love to read this book! Please include me in the drawing. Thanks.

  33. Sounds really good! Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  34. So many wonderful familiar names – and so many wonderful new ones! Thank you, everyone!

  35. Sarah’s latest looks great! Thanks for the chance to win it!


  36. I’m entering for my daughter, who loves Sarah’s books! Awesome giveaway!


  37. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Can’t wait to read this book!


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