A sweeping story told in letters, spanning two continents and two world wars, Jessica Brockmole's atmospheric debut novel captures the indelible ways that people fall in love and celebrates the power of the written word to stir the heart. March 1912: Twenty-four year old Elspeth Dunn, a published poet, has never seen the world beyond her home on Scotland's remote Isle of Skye. So she is astonished when her first fan letter arrives, from a college student, David Graham, in far-away America. As the two strike up a correspondence sharing their favorite books, wildest hopes and deepest secrets: their exchanges blossom into friendship, and eventually into love. But as World War I engulfs Europe and David volunteers as an ambulance driver on the Western front, Elspeth can only wait for him on Skye, hoping he'll survive.
- Named one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly
- Author: Jessica Brockmole
- Publisher:Random House
- Pages: 320