About the Book:
In the midst of World War II, a Midwestern infantryman falls deeply in love through a yearlong letter exchange, unaware that the girl he’s writing to is not the one replying. Woven around this tenuous thread are three female friends whose journeys toward independence take unexpected turns as a result of romance, tragedy, and deception, their repercussions heightened by an era of the unknown.
Inspired by a true account, LETTERS FROM HOME is a story of hope and connection, of sacrifices made in love and war – and the chance encounters that change us forever.
About the Author:
Kristina McMorris lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two sons. Her foray into fiction began in the fall of 2006 as a result of interviewing her grandmother for the biographical section of a self-published cookbook intended as a holiday gift for the family. Inspired by her grandparents’ wartime courtship, Kristina penned her first novel, a WWII love story titled Letters from Home. This award-winning debut is scheduled for release in trade paperback from Kensington Books (2-22-11; U.S.) and Avon/HarperCollins (5-5-11; U.K.). The condensed book rights have been sold to Reader’s Digest, and the film rights are represented by the prestigious Creative Artists Agency of Los Angeles.
Prior to her literary career, Kristina acted in numerous independent films and major motion pictures. She began hosting an Emmy-award winning television show at age nine, and most recently served as the six-year host of the WB’s weekly program Weddings Portland Style. Adding to her diverse résumé, McMorris is a professional emcee, literary workshop presenter, and former owner of a wedding/event planning business. Her previous writing background includes being a contributing writer for Portland Bride & Groom magazine and ten years of directing public relations for an international conglomerate. A portion of Kristina’s sales proceeds from Letters from Home will benefit United Through Reading®, a nonprofit organization that video records deployed U.S. military personnel reading bedtime stories for their children. She is currently working on her next novel.
You can visit her website at www.kristinamcmorris.com.My Review:
Okay now my OFFICIAL review of this book!
I loved it. That pretty much summed it up. It's touching, it's beautifully written, and it is full of great characters! I honestly have a hard time believing that Kristina McMorris isn't a seasoned veteran writer! Seriously, this was great storytelling! To use a cliched phrase, "I gobbled this book up!" This is definitely a book you want to read slowly and savor every single word.
Each character is painstakingly developed and brought to life within the pages of this book. Not a single one of them seemed like bit players in the story. I thoroughly enjoyed the fine details that McMorris used to create a bond between the reader and the characters. It was simply delightful!
To sum up my review. I loved it. I LOVED it. This was one of my favorites of the year so far. I cannot wait to see what else Kristina McMorris is cooking up! Definitely read this book!