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11 April 2011

Letters From Home by Kristina McMorris

Letters From Home
by Kristina McMorris

(Kindle Edition)

During WWII, three young women living together in Evanston, Illinois, are changed forever. Liz and Julie attend Northwestern University, and Betty works as a waitress and sings for the USO. While watching Betty perform, Liz meets Morgan McClain, who is on his way to the front. Having a boyfriend does not diminish the connection she feels with Morgan, until she sees him dancing with Betty. Without saying good-bye, she leaves the dance. Days later, Betty asks Liz to pen a letter to Morgan as a favor, and she reluctantly agrees. Through their correspondence, Liz becomes more attached to Morgan, even though she is still using Betty's name and now is engaged. Betty joins the WACs and is shipped to New Guinea. Julie is the one who has few doubts about life after the war with her fiancé. McMorris gives readers a poignant and resonant "Greatest Generation" story of love and loss during wartime.

Letters From Home is beautifully written and completely captivating. The author weaves together the stories of the characters perfectly, pulling me into their lives so completely that I really couldn't put the book down. I found this book to be very touching, there are some entertaining moments, heart wrenching moments and joyful moments. It's a wonderful romantic read.

1 comment:

  1. I have heard good things about Letters from Home. Might have to add it to the list! :0)


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