Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Review - Nightingale by Susan May Warren

At the end of WWII, single mother, Esther Lange, wonders if her fiancé, Linus, is still alive. Esther only knew Linus very briefly before she became pregnant with his daughter. Before Linus left for the war, he sent Ester to live with his family.

Years pass by, and now Esther is working at the hospital - tending the injured soldiers. She receives a letter from a German medic, Peter Hess. He informs her that Linus was severely injured and would not live long. Peter also sent the last letter written by Linus. In the letter, Linus tells Esther to move on.

Esther never really loved Linus, but felt trapped in the relationship after their child was born. She does not tell Linus’s parents about his fate. She is afraid they will throw her out.

Esther continues to correspond with Peter and they soon fall in love with each other. Then, Esther learns that Linus has survived.

Nightingale is a sweet, historical love tale. I easily felt for the main character Esther, who has been through so much in her life. The love story between Esther and Peter is beautifully written. Many soldiers wrote to their love ones for far, so the plot was very believable. If you enjoy an emotional romance novel, then check this book out.

*I would like to thank the Litfuse Group for sending a free copy to review.

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 of http://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./

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