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Series: Wings of the Nightingale #2
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Also by this author: A Distant Melody, Through Waters Deep
Genres: Christian Historical Fiction
on August 1st 2013
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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 weaves an exciting tale of emotion, action, and romance that will leave you wanting more.
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There is something about the way that Sarah Sundin writes that really makes it difficult for me to put the book down even when life needs me to get up and do things and leave the world of 1943 on the Italian coast. It is extremely rare that I give EVERY book read by an author five stars, yet that keeps happening here. I still hold that A Distant Melody, #1 of the Wings of Glory series might be my favorite all-time read. This second series, Wings of the Nightingale is deeper in a way. Rather each character has a challenge to overcome and a place in themselves to find what God’s will really is and to grow into it. The first book in this series, With Every Letter did not grip me from the first page but grew on me and thrilled me to the end. However, On Distant Shores was entertaining and interesting through out.
Georgie and Hutch are interesting characters and I found that their lives were intertwined in a great manner yet appropriate and respectful as events unfolded. It’s hard to talk about it, without giving things away, but they have a great friendship… Seeing Mellie and Kay and the other characters come and go was interesting as I had gotten to know them in a different voice that translated well to the background of this novel from the first in the series. It was also interesting (and I’m quite fond) that this book was not a pick up from the last one, but started during the last one. So in a way there were bits of a flash back that were excellent to read from a different perspective and definitely to bring forth a reminder smile of Mellie’s story of independence in finding who God wants her to be and romance.Absolutely for the keeper shelves, and I’m defintely looking forward to reading In Perfect Time, the story about Lt. Kay Jobson. I feel like I got to know her best in With Every Letter, but the snippets of her in On Distant Shores makes me know she has an interesting story to tell both in the past, present, and might as well add the future to that as well.
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