Friday, January 3, 2014

Review of On Distant Shores

Review of On Distant Shores

by Sarah Sundin


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 fiancĂ©e. 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.

MY REVIEW:   On Distant Shores is a beautiful work of art.  Having had an uncle who was killed in Normandy, France during WWII at the age of 19, this book was very emotional and gripping to me.   It truly made the whole experience come to life for me.  I felt like I was actually there alongside these dedicated young nurses and servicemen.  I have always longed to visit Italy and I am sure many of the young people serving did also, but this was a totally different way to see the world.  When they are thrown into the lives and arms of other people, it is easier to imagine the turmoil experienced by many.   
I received a copy of this book from netgalley and the publishers in exchange for my honest review.   

About the Author:
Sarah Sundin 

Sarah Sundin enjoys writing about the drama and romance of the World War II era. The Wings of the Nightingale series (With Every Letter, 2012, On Distant Shores, August 2013, and In Perfect Time, August 2014) follows three World War II flight nurses as they find love, friendship, and peril in the skies and on the shores of the Mediterranean. The Wings of Glory series from Revell (A Distant Melody, A Memory Between Us,and Blue Skies Tomorrow) follows three brothers who are B-17 bomber pilots during World War II. 

Sundin lives in northern California with her husband, three children, an antisocial cat, and a yellow lab bent on destroying her writing career. When she isn't driving kids to tennis and karate, she works on-call as a hospital pharmacist and teaches Sunday school and women's Bible studies.

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