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Letters From Home

Kristina McMorris

ISBN 9780758246844
Publish Date 2/22/2011
Format Trade Paperback
Categories Kensington, Women's Fiction, General

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.

Beautifully rendered and deeply moving, 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.

Advance Praise For Letters From Home

“Letters from Home is an absolutely lovely debut novel filled with endearing characters and lively descriptions. Fans of World War II romantic fiction will definitely enjoy this fast-paced story.” --Kristin Hannah, New York Times bestselling author

“Nothing magnifies the intense passion and anxiety of romance and love so much as being in a time of war. Kristina McMorris admirably captures not only these emotions but the atmosphere of World War II in this page turning and enchanting novel.” --Lois Battle, author of Bed and Breakfastt

“An intimate, touching, and romantic story of the Greatest Generation.” --Jill Barnett, New York Times bestselling author

“Letters from Home is an insightful portrait of the communion between the soldiers who fought for our country and those they left behind. A gripping and memorable story, it is a timeless lesson in love and loss and the moments that shape our lives.” --Pam Jenoff, author of The Kommandant’s Girl

“A tender and heartfelt glimpse of a time long past. While wholly original, it's filled with characters as beloved as your own grandparents. Propelled by the epic sweep of world war, yet warmed by intimate human moments, this story will linger in the reader's memory long after the last page is turned.” --Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author

“A romantic, charming debut that evokes the World War II time period in wonderful detail. The likable characters and their varied intrigues kept me happily devouring pages until the end.” –Ellen Baker, author of Keeping The House

“A great read. From beginning to end, Kristina McMorris spins a compelling tale of chemistry, love, deception, and the labyrinth of emotions that leads to the human heart.” --James Michael Pratt, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Valentine

“An absolutely lovely debut novel.” --Kristin Hannah, New York Times bestselling author

About Kristina McMorris:

Kristina McMorris is an award-winning author and graduate of Pepperdine University. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two sons. Letters from Home is her first novel.


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Hope in Time of War (Friday, March 11, 2011)
Reviewer: LuAnn Morgan

This is a lovely story and one that is especially heart-warming. It’s a story of hope, friendship, sacrifice and love. It’s a story about events we encounter that change our lives forever, whether we want them to or not.

I thoroughly enjoyed Letters from Home and I expect the author to do very well with this debut novel. Well-written, nicely developed characters, excellent use of research … what more could a reader ask for!


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