Saturday, January 25, 2014
On Distant Shores
Sarah Sundin quickly made my list of favorite authors with her first book. As I have stated before in previous reviews of her work, Sarah knows how to "compound" a perfect combination of a beautiful love story and rich historical facts.
Historical fiction fans, and WWII buffs will enjoy her series. I like that Sarah focuses on new and interesting characters in each book, yet reflects back on other favorite characters just enough to keep the series tied together.
As with all series books, I recommend reading them in order, though it isn't necessary to enjoy each title. I also like that I learn something new each time I read one of Sarah's books. This particular storyline describes the unfair treatment and disrespect that pharmacists were subjected to during WWII. I had no idea that a pharmacist could not be an officer in the army, and was not allowed to fraternize with officers.
For those who are new to Sarah's books, I strongly suggest you try one and see what you are missing!
Lt. Georgiana Taylor has everything she could want. A comfortable boyfriend back home, a loving family, and a challenging job as a flight nurse. But in July 1943, Georgie's cozy life gets decidedly 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 pens another exciting tale in her series featuring WWII flight nurses. Fans new and old will find in On Distant Shores the perfect combination of emotion, action, and romance.