Saturday, August 31, 2013

On Distant Shores by Sarah Sundin

From the publisher: 
Lt. Georgiana Taylor has everything she could want. A comfortable boyfriend back home, a loving family, and a challenging job as a flight nurse. But in July 1943, Georgie's cozy life gets decidedly 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 fiancée. 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 pens another exciting tale in her series featuring WWII flight nurses. Fans new and old will find in On Distant Shores the perfect combination of emotion, action, and romance.


This is the second book in Sarah Sundin's Wings of the Nightingale series.  You do not have to read the first book to enjoy this second book.

Sarah Sundin has done her homework about World War II.  As Sundin writes you are taken not only to meet characters but places and settings.  Readers will enjoy having the excitement of battles and daring situations without having to deal with "blood and gore" descriptions. 

I found it interesting to learn about the Wings of the Nightingale.  I know parts of World War II but learning about the nurses who did the nursing while in flight was new to me.  Readers who enjoy history will find Sundin's descriptions of flight runs, and training enlightening.  

Both Georgie and Hutch have weaknesses that can only be fixed by surrendering to God.  Even though it seems for a time that being together will fix the problems, both will come to realize that while love and friendship are gifts from God, the only thing someone can really rely on is God Himself.

While the story does focus on Georgie and Hutch, Sundin also begins to create more background stories for supporting characters that I assume will be the focus in books to come.  

I received this book free of charge from Litfuse Publicity and Revell in exchange for my honest review.

Meet Sarah: 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 WWII, her grandfather served 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. 

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1 comment:

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