This is book two in the Wings of Glory series about the Novak brothers who serve as bomber pilots in WWII. Most of this story takes place in England.
In this second book we meet Major Jack Novak, pilot on a B-17 bomber plane.
When Jack gets injured and lands in the hospital, he meets Army Nurse Lieutenant Ruth Doherty. Jack is determined to win Ruth's heart. But Ruth is not interested in men. Eventually they become friends, but Ruth cannot give more of herself to Jack, because of something awful that happened to her 8 years ago.
Jack also has fears from his past. Both Jack and Ruth let their fears control their actions and it drives them apart.
Can they let go of their fears and give it all in God's hands? Or will their own need to be in control keep them separated?
Sarah writes so beautifully that I imagined myself in the B-17 together with Jack and his crew. I also went trough the training for Flying Nurse with Ruth. That was tough, I think I never would have made it!
Although the subjects in this book were pretty tough, there was much to learn from Jack and Ruth about love, faith, and forgiveness.
I am usually very picky about the novels I read and was somehow drawn to this series...I was so happy and thrilled that I did! I finished series 1 and 2 in two weeks and am ordering book 3 tonight after work! This was such a great historical saga and the way the author has both weaved in historical truths and biblical principles was wonderful! Praise for Sarah Sundin's works!
I don't often write reviews unless a book leaves a lasting impression on me. This is one of those rare novels that rings with authenticity and grace. The romance is so vivid and true to life, the spiritual truths so fresh and timeless, that the 3-D characters spring off the page in an unusually heartfelt way. I have a much deeper appreciation for the men and women who gave their lives in service for our country after reading Sarah Sundin's work. The cover for this book is beautiful and I can't wait to read her next one!