Review: Nightingale

by Susan May Warren

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Summerside Press (November 1, 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 1609360257
  • ISBN-13: 978-1609360252
  • ( 3 stars out of 5)

    Romance stories really aren’t my cup of tea, but “Nightingale” is an enjoyable read. I think that a fan of the genre will get much more out of it than I did.

    Esther Lange is a red cross nurse who had a one night stand with a man she did not love. Life is harsh for a pregnant single woman in the 1940’s WWII era. Esther moves in with Linus’ family, who only tolerate her because she is the mother of Linus’ child.

    Esther receives a letter indicating that Linus is dead. She reaches out to Peter Hess, the medic who wrote  to her, and  finds that she is developing feelings for this mysterious man.

    The book has a few twists and turns, but I wasn’t surprised by them. Having said that, the book delivers an interesting tale with some solid American history.

    It’s a solid entertaining book and I give it a solid 3 out of 5 stars.

    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.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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