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: http://www.susanmaywarren.com/.
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.
Earlier this year, I had the distinct privilege of reading the first novel in Susan May Warren's Brothers in Arms collection, Sons of Thunder. You can read my review here - it's easily one of my favorite reads of the year.
Unfortunately, due to a little thing called "the holidays" I haven't been able to finish Nightingale yet - but I will say this, Sons of Thunder has some competition. *wink* Warren can write in pretty much any genre and the resulting story prove to be a winner in my opinion - but there's something about the romance, bravery, and uncertainty of the World War II time period married to Warren's trademark heart-tugging plots and sizzling romances is a PERFECT combination. And in the case of Nightingale, is there anything more romantic than a a romance that develops through letters? excuse me while I swoon. *grin*
I'll be posting a full review just as soon as I can. In the meantime, be sure to enter Susan's contest by clicking on the contest button at the top of this post or to the right in the sidebar. Remember, comments on this post do notcount as contest entries. Good luck!