In Perfect Time, Wings of the Nightingale Series #3Sarah SundinRevell / 2014 / Trade Paperback$12.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 43 Reviews
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Loraine5 Stars Out Of 5Wonderful story with lots of historical detailsJune 8, 2016LoraineQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5As always, this author has a gift for weaving historical details into a wonderful romance. When I think that her stories cannot get better, she proves me wrong. I really enjoyed the story of Kay and Roger. This book hit spiritual notes with me as Kay discovers God and that there is more to her than her looks. Roger is perfect for her even though it takes him long enough to realize it. Great story!
SamanthaAge: Under 18Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Perfect!November 10, 2014SamanthaAge: Under 18Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Kay Jobson seems to have the perfect life; beautiful, stunning, multiple temporary relationships; however inside, with a past full of nothing but lies, she is broken and falling apart. Meet Lt. Roger Cooper he seems to be the perfect Christian guy; however that couldnt be more wrong, as he has been beat down from everything hes ever dreamed of. Both have hurtful pasts, but together, through the Gospel, they begin to heal. And unlike many Christian fiction novels, Kay and Rogers lives dont get easier they get harder. In the Winter of 1944/1945, the two go on a mission in France and Italy that tests their relationship with God and with each other.
I am more of a WWII-buff than a romance buff; but Sarah Sundin manages to find a really nice balance between WWII/romance/Christian without either of them being too overwhelming. I dont want to give too much of the on-your-feet plot setting away; but there is quite a bit of WWII involved specifically in the middle, as Roger and Kay separated but on the same mission are running from the Nazis with Italian partisans. I felt like I was with Roger in hiding, barely breathing; or with Kay, running to safety in the opposite direction to successfully carry out their mission. I felt the characters were very human; not too courageous, but not cowardly
This is the third in a trilogy about WWII flight nurses, with Kays best friends being the featured protagonists of the other novels. The stories lap together neatly; without being too cluttered, or too awkward. And, this book works fine as a stand-alone I never felt lost or trying to figure out who-is-who. Discussion questions are in the back, and provoke interesting thought.
Sarah Sundins World War II novels have taken the Christian fiction world by storm. You can find out more about Sarah and each of her books on her website. You can also follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest - where you can find more about her inspiration for this novel, and her other WWII novels.
Overall, a very wonderfully balanced book with something for everyone. I would definitely recommend it, and I cant wait to read the other two novels in the trilogy! Thank you Sarah, for bringing classic WWII history back to life with a modern and Christian twist!
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my review.
Rebecca ManeyGastonia, North CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Stunning!November 2, 2014Rebecca ManeyGastonia, North CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Stunning! "In Perfect Time" is the sort of book that makes you think that you have read at least three books in one; the story line was so captivating, invigorating, and absolutely inspiring; on top of being hopelessly romantic!
When WWII flight nurse Lt. Kay Jobson undergoes a transformation from the inside out, few of her friends and none of her multiple boyfriends know what to make of it. Could this bombshell of a nurse have possibly found "religion" through the pages of a well-worn Bible, given as an afterthought by a handsome pilot determined to evade Kay's beguiling nature?
He only wants to stay as far away from her as possible. So imagine Lt. Roger Cooper's complete surprise, when Kay not only writes multiple letters full of questions about God, but personally questions Roger to the point that he feels led to share his own tumultuous past. Two broken souls sharing their faith; listening, learning, dreaming and . . . . . . . . loving.
The war abruptly places Kay and Roger behind enemy lines, but not before Roger has pushed Kay away due to his own insecurities. Will they make it home alive, and if so, will they wait on God's perfect timing? It's all within the pages of this really, really, really good book!
Amy CVAAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5In Perfect TimeOctober 6, 2014Amy CVAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5In Perfect Time was probably my favorite of the series. In this installment, Kay and Roger are the main characters. I have to admit that I have not been crazy about Kay in the first two books. But I have enjoyed her in this book. I love catching up with the past main characters, as well. I highly recommend this book, series, and author. Five stars
Jocelyn Green, author of Faith DeployedCedar Falls, IAAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Best in the seriesOctober 5, 2014Jocelyn Green, author of Faith DeployedCedar Falls, IAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Best in this series! When you read a Sarah Sundin book, you can count on the history being accurate, the characters well-developed, and the story compelling. I've never been disappointed by a single book she's written, but I think In Perfect Time has a slight edge over the others in this series. All three are definitely worth the read, but this one is my favorite. Sarah Sundin is the queen of World War 2 fiction.
~Jocelyn Green, author of Yankee in Atlanta