Giveaway with Nightingale by Susan May Warren book review

BY: Susan May Warren
PUBLISHED BY: Summerside Press
ISBN: 978-1-60936-025-2
Pages: 318

About Nightingale: (provided)  Esther Lange doesn’t love her fiancĂ©—she’s trapped in an engagement after a mistaken night of passion.

Still, she grieves him when he’s lost in battle, the letters sent to her by the medic at his side giving her a strange comfort, so much that she strikes up a correspondence with Peter Hess, an Iowa farmboy. Or is he?  Peter Hess is not who he seems. Indeed, he’s hiding a secret, something that could cost them both their lives, especially when the past comes back to life. A bittersweet love song of the home front war between duty and the heart...a battle where only one will survive.

Don’t miss book 1 in this stand-alone collection, Sons of Thunder.

My Take on the Book:  Do you know the song "Amazing Grace?" If so, this song resonates through out this book with the main character, Esther.  The first verse of this song is "Amazing Grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me... I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see."  The author didn't mention this hymn but it is one that came to my mind as I read the book. 

This book is set at the end of WWII and focuses in on Esther who is lost.  She is lost in her own sin and it consumes her every day life.  She became an unwed mother, the father is in the War and she is living with his family who isn't happy with her.  She is a nurse who works endless hours caring for soldiers from the war.   During all this time she struggles with her thoughts on if she even wants him to return and yet needing him to return to meet his daughter.  She gets news that he is probably dead and then strikes up a beautiful letter writing conversation with the soldier who share the news with her.  It is through this correspondence that helped her see where her strength and forgiveness needs to come from.  

I enjoyed this book a lot. I loved the song that was woven throughout the book that was written by Sarah May Warren as well as quotes from the hymn, A Mighty Fortress is Our God, which is one of my favorite hymns.  The historical references were very vivid and strongly woven throughout the book.  This is book 2 in the series.  I never read book 1 but plan to soon. This is truly a stand alone book.   I would love to read more books with these characters from this point on to see where their life took them.  I have read quite a few of the author's books and have the others on my wish list to read. 

Would you like to see what others bloggers thought of this book? If so go check out the Blog Tour Schedule: http://www.litfusegroup.com/Blog-Tours/nightingale-by-susan-may-warren.html

About the Author

 About Susan May Warren: Susan May Warren is the RITA award-winning author of twenty-four novels with Tyndale, Barbour and Steeple Hill. A four-time Christy award finalist, a two-time RITA Finalist, she’s also a multi-winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice award, and the ACFW Book of the Year.

Susan's larger than life characters and layered plots have won her acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. A seasoned women’s events and retreats speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: From the Inside-Out: discover, create and publish the novel in you!. She is also the founder ofhttp://www.mybooktherapy.com/, a story-crafting service that helps authors discover their voice.

Susan makes her home in northern Minnesota, where she is busy cheering on her two sons in football, and her daughter in local theater productions (and desperately missing her college-age son!) A full listing of her titles, reviews and awards can be found at: http://www.susanmaywarren.com./

Contest info:  The Letters From Home Giveaway!
Enter the Contest: Nightingale is about letters, the power of written correspondence to convey thoughts and emotions to those far away. And sometimes near. Letters are forever, they are something we savor and pull out to read again and again. They are often cherished and kept in a special place.

To celebrate the release of Nightingale, Susan, the author, would like you to write a letter. One grand prize winner will receive a Flip HD Camcorder. 5 runner's up winners will win a signed copy of Nightingale. There are two ways to enter the contest by writing letters.

1. Write a letter to a soldier. At the end of the contest we’ll print out and mail your letter for you.
2. Write a letter to a friend, loved one, family member, enemy. Tell them something you wished you’d told them before. Tell them you love them, or maybe how they touched your life. Perhaps an apology is in order or a thank you. Or perhaps you'd like to relate a funny tale or just share life. Whatever it is, submit it here along with your email address and we’ll send it for you. 
Enter here or at the SHARE page on the Brothers in Arms website.
Thanks to the LitFuse Blog Tour I was provided a copy of this book for me to read and write a review. My take on the book is  my own tasty words and opinions.  Take time to read the book and form your own opinions. I'm an Amazon Affiliate. 

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