Letters from Skye (Hardcover)

By Jessica Brockmole

Thorndike Press, 9781410462138, 353pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (7/8/2013)
Paperback (5/13/2014)
Hardcover (7/9/2013)

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July 2013 Indie Next List

“A letter isn't always just a letter. Words on the page can drench the soul. If only you knew. Told only through letters, author Jessica Brockmole tells an exquisitely crafted story of love and loss, of sacrifice and perseverance in Letters from Skye. The novel tells two stories - one, the relationship between Scottish writer Elspeth, and Davey, an American college student who first writes her after being enthralled by her poetry. The second story is of Elspeth's daughter, Margaret, nearly 30 years later, as she tries to decipher the mystery of her mother's past. The stories meld into one as Margaret comes closer to the answers she so desperately seeks. While not a suspense novel of the mystery/thriller genre, Letter from Skye is no less of a pageturner. The beautiful language and haunting recount of two strangers who form an unbreakable bond despite the uncertainties of war and the impossibilities of life is a story that will be read and read again. (Ballantine Books, 2013. hdc $25) Katie Bedard-oytowski, The Cottage Book Shop, Glen Arbor, MI”
— Katie Bedard-Oytowski, The Cottage Book Shop, Glen Arbor, MI
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About the Author

Jessica Brockmole spent several years living in Scotland, where she knew too well the challenges in maintaining relationships from a distance. She plotted her first novel on a long drive from the Isle of Skye to Edinburgh. She now lives in Indiana with her husband and two children.