Friday, August 30, 2013

On Distant Shores by Sarah Sundin - Revell Blog Tour

Disclosure: The following post contains advertisement on the book.

Lt. Georgiana Taylor has everything she could want. A boyfriend back home, a loving family, and a challenging job as a flight nurse. But in July 1943, Georgie's cozy life gets 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.
This book is available at Baker Publishing Group

About the Author:
Sarah Sundin is the author of A Distant Melody, A Memory Between Us, and Blue Skies Tomorrow. A graduate of UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy, she works on-call as a hospital pharmacist. During WWII, her grandfather served as a pharmacist's mate (medic) in the Navy and her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force in England. Sarah lives in California with her husband and three children.

I received this book from Revell in exchange for my honest opinion
What did I think?
I had a little bit of a hard time getting into the book at the beginning (possibly due to the fact I did not realize this was book 2 in the series). But once I got the characters, and locations straightened out, I enjoyed the plot. Both of the characters are attempting to make a difference in their own way. They each have issues they have to work on, but are very like-able people - one an introvert and one an extrovert - and its easy to connect with them.  They both love the Lord and are faithful to their fiances back home, yet feel an unexplainable connection to each other. There are various surprises in the book that keep you wondering, as you read about their trials, fears, and spiritual growth. The book is set in WWII time period, and I for one always enjoy a slice of history in my novels. Although this book is the second book, I do believe it could stand alone. It did for me!

“Available August 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

1 comment:

  1. Amy, I'm almost neurotic about reading series in order! Last week I hurriedly read the first book, "With Every Letter," so I could review this book. It really helped and I think you would enjoy it.

    In case you don't know about this, the website fantasticfiction.co.uk is a great way to keep up with an author's books. Just search on the author's name and everything they've written is listed in order of publication, grouped by series. I use it almost daily.

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