Friday, November 19, 2010
Author: Susan May Warren
Publisher: Summerside Press
Esther Lange made a mistake. One night, in the backseat of a car with a man she didn’t love—a man who didn’t love her. Finding herself pregnant, her family rejected her and with nowhere to go, she went to Linus’s family. They hated her, but put up with her since she was having Linus’s baby.
But then she gets the letter—a medic was given to mail in case of Linus’s death. Esther is afraid to open Linus’s letter, but still she writes to Peter, the medic who found him. And a friendship grows.
Put then the past comes back to haunt both of them. Torn apart by war, Esther and Peter struggle to hold on to friendship—to love. But how can love survive being torn asunder in more than one way?
NIGHTINGALE is the second WWII book written by Ms. Warren (and published by Summerside Press). I wasn’t real impressed with the first book (though the writing was stellar as always) so I approached this one with some sort of trepidation. I was thrilled to discover that this book gripped me from page one and held me all the way through, making me love both Peter and Esther.
Esther is a realistic heroine, hurting from a mistake, and believing herself to be the lowest of the low. Peter is a true hero, reaching out to help others even though it causes pain to himself. I loved this story, getting to know these characters, and even praying that things would work out. Susan May Warren has crafted a winner with NIGHTINGALE. This is a book you won’t want to miss. $12.99. 318 pages.
About Nightingale: Esther Lange doesn’t love her fiancé—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.
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 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: www.susanmaywarren.com.
Link to buy the book: http://www.christianbook.com/nightingale-susan-warren/9781609360252/pd/360252?event=AFFp=&
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 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. Or simply click on the button to the right.
Blog tour schedule: (please post this link in your review post: http://www.litfusegroup.com/Blog-Tours/nightingale-by-susan-may-warren.html)