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Letters from Home

Kristina Mcmorris


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FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF SOLD ON A MONDAY. Inspired by her own grandparents’ WWII courtship letters, New York Times bestselling author Kristina McMorris delivers a moving tale of friendship, family, and the twists of fate that change us forever…

It’s 1944, and although foreign battles are escalating, the war seems distant in every way to sensible college student Liz Stephens. That is, until her chance encounter with charming infantryman Morgan McClain at a USO dance in Chicago. Their deep connection feels mutual to Liz, but to her dismay, her bombshell roommate, Betty, is the one who promises to write the deploying soldier.

Singer Betty Cordell delights in the prospect of a dashing serviceman filling her life with adventure, marital bliss, and societal circles outranking her modest roots. It only makes sense for her to beg Liz for help penning an eloquent letter to Morgan, now bound for a dangerous front. After all, she’s certain the beauty of Liz’s ghostwritten prose would ensure a courtship as enviable as their roommate Julia’s relationship with her beloved sailor—and Betty is right, though not how she foresees.

Likewise, Julia Renard’s betrothal is more complicated than it appears. When tempting opportunities arise, the future she always envisioned as a devoted wife and mother risks derailment. And yet, as the Allies edge toward victory, every person—through heart-wrenching choices and life-altering letters—will discover within themselves profound courage, bittersweet hope, and the true meaning of home…

“An absolutely lovely debut novel filled with endearing characters and lively descriptions. Fans of World War II romantic fiction will definitely enjoy this fast-paced story.”—Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale

Praise For Letters from Home


"Letters from Home is an insightful portrait of the communion between the soldiers who fought for our country and those they left behind. A gripping and memorable story, it is a timeless lesson in love and loss and the moments that shape our lives."
—Pamela Jenoff, author of The Kommandant's Girl

"Letters from Home is an absorbing debut, combining the emotional power of The Notebook with the stirring history and drama of Saving Private Ryan. An evocative and compelling storyteller, Kristina McMorris gives us a novel to savor and remember."
—Ben Sherwood, bestselling author of The Death & Life of Charlie St. Cloud

"Nothing magnifies the intense passion and anxiety of romance and love so much as being in a time of war. Kristina McMorris admirably captures not only these emotions but the atmosphere of World War II in this page turning and enchanting novel."
—Lois Battle, author of Bed and Breakfast

"Letters From Home is a romantic, charming debut that evokes the World War II time period in wonderful detail. The likable characters and their varied intrigues kept me happily devouring pages until the end."
—Ellen Baker, author of Keeping The House

"Letters from Home is a tender and heartfelt glimpse of a time long past. While wholly original, it's filled with characters as beloved as your own grandparents. Propelled by the epic sweep of world war, yet warmed by intimate human moments, this story will linger in the reader's memory long after the last page is turned."
—Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author

"Letters from Home is a heart-grabbing story of love and war in the era of big bands and among friends keen on small deceptions. Full of period detail and characters you root for, Kristina McMorris offers up a stellar debut novel readers will cherish."
—Pamela Morsi

Kensington, 9781496733887, 384pp.

Publication Date: December 29, 2020

About the Author

Kristina McMorris is a New York Times bestselling author and recipient of more than twenty national literary awards. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two sons. She is the author the widely praised novels The Edge of Lost, The Pieces We Keep, Letters from Home and Bridge of Scarlet Leaves. For more, visit