Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Sunday, August 25, 2013

On Distant Shores Book Review and Give Away

Wings of the Nightingale Series
Book Two
SUMMARY:  Caught between the war raging around them and the battles within, two souls long for peace - and a love that remains true.
     Lt. Georgiana Taylor has everything she could want.  A boyfriend back home, a loving family, and a challenging job as a flight nurse.  But in July 1943, Georgie's cozy life gets more complicated when she meets pharmacist Sgt. John Hutchinson.
     Hutch resents the lack of respect he gets as a noncommissioned serviceman and hates how the war keeps him from his fiancee'.  While Georgie and Hutch share a love of the starry night skies over Sicily, their lives back home are falling apart.  Can they weather the hurt and betrayal?  Or will the pressures of war destroy the fragile connection they've made?
     With her signature attention to detail and her talent for bringing characters together, Sarah Sundin weaves an exciting tale of emotion, action, and romance that will leave you wanting more.

REVIEW:   Georgie's character is great.  I love how her character and strength grows and she becomes more confident in who she is and in her abilities.  She learns to stand up on her own two feet and stand up to her family and her fiance' when they try to make decisions for her instead of listening to what she wants.  After making a career-ending mistake, Georgie learns what she did wrong and does everything in her power to keep it from happening again.  She comes out stronger in her faith in her abilities, decision-making capabilities and in her faith in God.
      I like what happens with Hutch after he realizes his desire/obsession to become an officer is wrecking his life and the changes in his life that occur when he finally lets it go.  Also, I love how he takes care Lucia, a little Italian orphan who is run over by an Army jeep, and how he provides for her after she is put in an orphanage.
     A side note - I like how this book overlaps the first one in this series, With Every Letter, and gives you glimpses of Mellie and Tom's relationship from the night Tom discovers Mellie is his pen pal to where they are when this book ends. 
     This is a great book and I'm expecting great things from book three when it comes out.  If it is anything like the first two, it will be awesome!

This book was provided by Revell for review without compensation.
Available August 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Sarah Sundin is the author of With Every Letter and the Wings of Glory series.  In 2011, A Memory Between Us was a finalist in the Inspirational Reader's Choice Awards, and Sarah received the Writer of the Year Award at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference.  A graduate of UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy, she works on call as a hospital pharmacist.  During World War II, her grandfather serves as a pharmacist's mate (medic) in the Navy and her great-uncle flew with the US  Eighth Air Force in England.  Sarah lives in California with her husband and three children.  Visit for more information.

I have a copy of On Distant Shores to give away.  To enter, leave a comment on my blog or Facebook post.  A winner will be drawn on Saturday, August 31st.  Good luck!!

1 comment:

Sarah Sundin said...

Michelle - thank you so much for the lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed Hutch & Georgie's story!