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Jessica Brockmole, author of Letters from Skye

A sweeping story told in letters, spanning two continents and two world wars, Jessica Brockmole’s atmospheric debut novel captures the indelible ways that people fall in love, and celebrates the power of the written word to stir the heart.

Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole

July 2013

Remember when letter writing was an everyday occurrence, not a lost art? I am not talking about emails that bounce around, often with one-word answers, but rather the kinds of letters where just seeing the writing on an envelope found at the mailbox by the curb could mean a nice extended read, a thoughtful reply, and then weeks for another part of the conversation to unfold. LETTERS FROM SKYE by Jessica Brockmole takes us back to a time like that as it spans two continents and takes place over the course of two world wars, capturing the way that love builds and the way words can make a heart beat faster. I enjoy sagas, and the way this one plays out in the characters’ own words makes it so charming!

End-of-the-Year Contest 2013

Congratulations to the winners of our 2013 End-of-the-Year Contest! One Grand Prize winner received all 36 of Carol Fitzgerald's Bets On picks from 2013, while 36 others won a copy of one of these titles. You can see all the winners below, along with 2013's Bets On selections.

Week of May 12, 2014

Releases for the week of May 12th include TOP OF THE MORNING, the New York Times bestseller from reporter Brian Stelter that reveals all the dish and dirt behind the polite smiles and perky demeanors of morning television; Alafair Burke's IF YOU WERE HERE, in which a magazine journalist who's chasing a hot story uncovers unexpected information that sends her back to the past, to the disappearance of a close friend; and LETTERS FROM SKYE by debut novelist Jessica Brockmole, a sweeping story told in letters that captures the indelible ways people fall in love and celebrates the power of the written word to stir the heart.