On Distant Shores, Wings of the Nightengale Series #2
Another terrific book by Sarah Sundin!!
I was so excited when I found out that the second book had come out!! I bought it as quickly as I could and then dove right in! This book was fabulous just like the first one. It had some pretty sad and surprising twists that kept me reading intensely! I loved finding out more about Georgie and her family and I liked seeing how Mellie kept on growing too. I fell in love with all of these characters before and it was such a joy to return to them and see their stories continue! I can't wait for the next one!!!
December 9, 2013
I had waited forever to read this book. It was good. I liked the setting and the main characters most of the time. On Distant Shores also had a good theme about how one should do everything to honor God. Now I have to wait almost a whole year for the third book in the series to come out!
October 21, 2013
I'm in love with Georgie and Hutch!
I've devoured every one of Sarah Sundin's WWII romances (five books, now) because she has a gift for pulling you into her characters' lives until you feel as if you are walking in their shoes. Her current series, Wings of the Nightingale, tells the stories of three flight nurses, the brave women responsible for evacuating wounded soldiers to safety. Moving from place to place around the Mediterranean, Sundin's descriptions bring the locations to life and make the war deeply personal.
I instantly fell in love with Georgie, sympathizing with how her bubbly personality covered a lack of confidence in her abilities. The author's personal background in pharmacy created a distinctive air of reality to Hutch, as she layered in details of his work alongside the tender romance developing between the characters.
Though On Distant Shores is the second book in the series, I was impressed how this novel overlapped the first book (With Every Letter), so you actually experience several events from different characters' perspectives. That was a fun bonus for the reader, and makes reading the books out-of-sequence a non-issue.
September 27, 2013
In On Distant Shores, Sarah Sundin takes the reader with detailed accuracy to cities of the Mediterranean area during World War II. Lt. Georgie Taylor is a flight nurse. She has a boyfriend back home and loves her work. She meets Sgt. John Hutchinson, a pharmacist, who has a fiancÃÂ© back home. Because sheÃ¢ÂÂs a nurse itÃ¢ÂÂs natural that Georgie comes to his pharmacy. As their friendship grows so do complications. HeÃ¢ÂÂs a noncommissioned soldier, sheÃ¢ÂÂs a commissioned officer and the military doesnÃ¢ÂÂt permit the two groups to socialize together. How can they be together in the face of military protocol? Characterization is strong and romantic tension keeps you turning pages.
September 13, 2013