It is Book Club Friday again and I am linking up with Blonde, Undercover Blonde. This link up is every Friday and you can review any book that you like. So - head on over and find some great books to add to your list.
This week I read Letters From Home by Kristina McMorris.
Here is the description from Goodreads:
A Midwestern infantryman falls deeply in love through a yearlong letter exchange, unaware that the girl he's writing to isn't the one replying.Inspired by a true story, Letters from Home has been hailed by Publishers Weekly as a "sweeping debut novel" and was named a 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards semifinalist for Best Historical Fiction.
Chicago, 1944. Liz Stephens has little interest in attending a USO club dance with her friends Betty and Julia. She doesn't need a flirtation with a lonely serviceman when she's set to marry her childhood sweetheart. Yet something happens the moment Liz glimpses Morgan McClain. They share only a brief exchange--cut short by the soldier's evident interest in Betty--but Liz can't forget him. Thus, when Betty asks her to ghostwrite a letter to Morgan, stationed overseas, Liz reluctantly agrees.
Thousands of miles away, Morgan struggles to adjust to the brutality of war. His letters from "Betty" are a comfort, their soul-baring correspondence a revelation to them both. While Liz is torn by her feelings for a man who doesn't know her true identity, Betty and Julia each become immersed in their own romantic entanglements. And as the war draws to a close, all three will face heart-wrenching choices, painful losses, and the bittersweet joy of new beginnings.
What did I think:
I am a sucker for historial fiction, especially anything to do with WWI, WWII, or Vietnam. I really loved this book. It was a fast read and I couldn't put it down.
I loved the characters. You could really picture them and the time period from the description. You fall in love with Liz and Morgan and their situation.
BOOK 10:30 FOR 2012
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