Jen K’s #CBR5 Review #104: Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole

I thought the concept of this book sounded great – epistolary format, two women, two generations, two wars.  The idea of exploring the effect of two wars on two generations that directly follow each other just sounded like such a great idea.  What similar issues would they face on the home front, what would be different due to time and the evolution of warfare (obviously the Blitz and the targeting of the civilian population would be a huge change)?  What would it be like to have lived through a war and loss only to watch your daughter face the same things?  Additionally, there were comparisons to The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society which was such a sweet book.  It was a bit quirky but I completely connected to the story and the character and was drawn in.  Unfortunately, I think the comparisons were mostly made due to the war time setting and the epistolary nature of the narrative.  This was more of a regular war romance, though I guess maybe the descriptions of the one character’s college pranks could qualify as quirky (he was a University of Illinois grad, which may have been my favorite thing about the book – ILL-INI!)

Full review.

9 thoughts on “Jen K’s #CBR5 Review #104: Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole

    • Thanks! Timing wise, I was only a week or two behind you and Travis but I definitely hit a reviewing slump. There is no way I’m making it a Triple Cannonball this year, though, and I get the feeling next year is going to be a slow reading year for me (already signed up for the next two classes – maybe this time we’ll actually read whole books though so they’ll count :p ).

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