Throughout her entire life where ever she has gone, Mellie Blake has never been accepted. Caught between two cultures that shunned her she withdrew into herself which has made it difficult for her to cope with other people – particularly women – in adulthood. Now she’s doing something she really wants to succeed at (nursing) and it requires her to work well with others. But it’s so difficult when she’s awkward and people are so hostile and judgmental. When the opportunity presents itself to befriend an anonymous soldier overseas Mellie is wary, but when practically ordered to do she writes her own anonymous letter. And so blooms a friendship that will turn the course of two lives providing they can make it over personal obstacles.
Wings of a Nightingale is a series I have been wanting to read for almost two years now. I just never got around to it. When the third and final book came up for reviewing I knew I had to bump the series up on the to-read list. I feel lucky to actually be reading a series in chronological order as some of you know my track records with regards to that little factoid is not the best. Quite the accomplishment, eh? In any case, all I can say is…why did I wait so long?! I loved With Every Letter. There was so much to empathize with as characters grew and became stronger. Yeah, and the historical aspect wasn’t too shabby either. So yeah go for it, this is a fascinating book and one for the semi- and full-fledged introverts. (Though I think Mellie isn’t so much an introvert as she is socially clumsy.)
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