Second book in Sundin’s Wings of the Nightingale series, “On Distant Shores” is related from the perspective of World War 2 flight nurse Georgie Taylor and pharmacist John “Hutch” Hutchinson who become friends after meeting during their military assignments in Italy. If one has read the first novel in this series, some of the situations may seem familiar but I loved reading about the same events from a different viewpoint.
Like the first book of the series, “On Distant Shores” includes wonderful character development and riveting wartime scenes that fully illustrate the dangers experienced by all those who served during that time. The author tempered the horrors of war with several lighthearted scenes, bits of humor inserted at just the right place, and of course a special romance. I loved the way Georgie and Hutch encouraged each other with scripture and how the Lord brought it back to their minds just when they needed it the most.
I have enjoyed each and every one of Sarah Sundin’s novels and “On Distant Shores” was no exception. I did not consider myself a fan of wartime novels but Sarah’s are so well written with realistic scenarios and natural human emotion that they go beyond the typical wartime tale. I highly recommend “On Distant Shores” as well as any of Sarah’s other novels.
This book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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 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 weaves an exciting tale of emotion, action, and romance that will leave you wanting more.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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. Visit www.sarahsundin.com for more information.
“On Distant Shores” by @SarahSundin | Romantic Weekend Getaway Giveaway, Facebook Party and Blog Tour
One grand prize winner will receive:
- A $200 Visa Cash Card (good for a perfect couple’s getaway)
- With Every Letter and On Distant Shores by Sarah Sundin
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on September 2nd. Winner will be announced September 3rd at the “On Distant Shores” Author Chat Party on Facebook. During the party Sarah will be hosting a book chat, testing your trivia skills, announcing the winner of the Weekend Getaway, and giving away a ton of books, gift certificates, and more. Oh, and she’ll also be giving party goers an exclusive look at the next book in the Wings of the Nightingale series.
So grab your copy of On Distant Shores and join Sarah on the evening of September 3rd for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)