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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

BLOG TOUR: A Distant Melody (Wings of Glory, Book One)



I knew I was going to enjoy this book, as soon as I saw the cover.
 
I’m a huge fan of WWII historical fiction and A Distant Melody delivered the subject matter brilliantly! 
This is Sarah Sundin’s debut novel and I think she did a fantastic job.  The story revolves around Walt and Allie who meet at a mutual friend’s wedding and quickly hit it off.  After spending a week getting to know one another, they agree to correspond when Allie goes back home and Walt fulfills his duty to his country as a bomber pilot.  Walt doesn’t know that Allie is engaged to a man she doesn’t love and Allie doesn’t ever seem to find the right time to tell him.  
As their correspondence becomes more frequent, Walt and Allie fall hard for each other and Allie faces the fact that she has to choose between following her heart and telling Walt how she feels about him, or marrying a man she doesn’t love.  As her wedding day quickly approaches, Allie is afraid of disappointing her parents by backing out yet terrified she’ll lose Walt if she doesn’t make up her mind.  
This story is very romantic – you’ll have a hard time putting it down!

About The Book:
Never pretty enough to please her gorgeous mother, Allie will do anything to gain her approval --- even marry a man she doesn’t love. Lt. Walter Novak --- fearless in the cockpit but hopeless with women --- takes his last furlough at home in California before being shipped overseas. Walt and Allie meet at a wedding and their love of music draws them together, prompting them to begin a correspondence that will change their lives. As letters fly between Walt’s muddy bomber base in England and Allie’s mansion in an orange grove, their friendship binds them together. But can they untangle the secrets, commitments, and expectations that keep them apart? A DISTANT MELODY is the first book in the Wings of Glory series, which follows the three Novak brothers, B-17 bomber pilots with the US Eighth Air Force stationed in England during World War II.

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Sarah Sundin is an on-call hospital pharmacist and holds a
BS in chemistry from UCLA and a doctorate in pharmacy from UC-San
Francisco. Her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force in
England during WWII. Sarah lives in Antioch, California with her
husband and three children. This is her first novel.





This book was provided free for review by Baker Publishing Group

1 comment:

Sarah Sundin said...

Thank you so much for your lovely review! I'm so glad you enjoyed Walt & Allie's story.