Book Review – Letters from Skye

A heart-warming book by Jessica Brockmole. Available in bookshops everywhere. 

My thoughts:

There is a woman I miss at Barnes and Noble at Southpoint Mall in Durham, NC. She never failed to recommend my kind of book. Somehow, she just knew my taste. Letters from Skye was her last recommendation to me before I moved back to Sweden.

I’ll never forget arriving at the Wright Brothers National Memorial, Outer Banks, North Carolina, only to find there was a book signing with children’s author Suzanne Tate. We had a lovely chat and at the tail end, Suzanne recommended a book she had just finished. Lo and behold, she couldn’t believe it, when I told her that that very book was sitting on the front seat of my car and that I had been reading it during our drive to OBX. Letters from Skye started a thread of emails between us, a novel we both didn’t want to end.

I want what every reader wants – to be swept away, and Jessica Brockmole’s Letters from Skye carried me effortlessly on a gust of wind I’ll not soon forget. Drawing me into the landscape of Scotland’s remote Isle of Skye and setting the tone for a love story across continents at the time of war, clinched it. Elspeth and Davey’s poignant story is gracefully laced across two generations and with it, the turmoil of an uncertain world. Letters from Skye is an epistolary novel that reflects the beauty of an old, yellowed photograph in a family album and the feeling it imbues – a spirit that contemporary women hold dearly.


Visit Jessica Brockmole’s website at: Letters from Skye

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