Monday, September 10, 2012

Lifuse- With Every Letter

With Every Letter is a WW|| romance, drama, and action filled story, a great beginning to a new series. As a an avid Sarah Sundin reader, I was looking forward to getting my hands on this book. Used to the B-17 planes, pilots, bombings and the intense battle scenes, this book was totally different. Including anonymous letter writing between the two main characters, Mellie and Tom, proved difficult in my mind to picture how the book would play out.

But have no fear Sarah pulled the story out beautifully. Her writing style is so engaging. She writes at a steady pace and then picks up, allowing one to relax and continue reading. Her story plots are so fresh and unique, though it did remind me of the movie You've Got Mail.

At first I had a hard time relating to the main character, Mellie. She was a 23 year old American woman born in Philippine, who had never had a single friend. At first I thought how can she have never had a friend, some people can be quirky-yes, but in 23 years to have never had one friend seemed unconceivable. As the story progressed I was able to understand and bond with her very well with her.

Both Mellie and Tom found freedom in anonymity. They were finally having the chance to be their real selves with out anyone judging, or making fun of them. As they begin to open their hearts to one another they begin to thrive in ways they never thought imaginable. Mellie, oh yes, she makes friends! It was heart warming to see her complete rookie mistakes in the friendship game. She begins to open up and explore life out of the shell. This book made me value true friendships all the more. Sarah shows what happens when friends betray one another, the affects it has on all parties and the healing of broken friendships. 

Tom, as friendly as can be, never experienced the joy of true friendship. Tied down by his fathers shameful name, no one comes close enough for him to be his real self. Burdened with the fear of becoming his father, leads him to do some things that further alienate him from everyone. When his skills of leadership are questioned will he be able to stand up and be a man, or does being a man mean being like his father?

When the thought of breaking anonymity occurs to both, the book takes a complete turn, throwing the  reader into suspense over and over. Will they overcome their fears and reveal who they are, or will their future be held hostage by their pasts? 

Oh I can continue singing the wonders of this book, but instead of reading my review, grab a copy of With Every Letter, a 5 star read you will not be sorry you picked up. 

I received this book for free, from Litfuse, in exchange for this honest review. 


  1. Ali - thank you so much for the lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed Tom, Mellie, and their story! I also wasn't sure if people would follow me from the B-17s to the C-47s, so I'm especially glad you liked it :)

  2. I just started reading this today and am already drawn in by the characters and plot.


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