Friday, August 8, 2014

In Perfect Time: A Novel (Wings of the Nightingale)

In Perfect Time (August 8th- 15th)

Two hearts are about to learn the rhythm of love

Bold, sophisticated, and coy, Army Air Force flight nurse Lt. Kay Jobson collects hearts wherever she flies, leaving men pining in airfields all across Europe. So how can ruggedly handsome C-47 pilot Lt. Roger Cooper be all but immune to her considerable charms? In fact, he seems to do everything he can to avoid her.

Still, as they cross the skies between Italy and southern France, evacuating the wounded and delivering paratroopers and supplies, every beat of their hearts draws them closer. Can they overcome the fears and misunderstandings of the past in order to take hold of the future?

Sarah Sundin seamlessly weaves together emotion, action, and sweet romance into a tale that transcends time and calls us to believe in the power of love.

My Impressions: 

I adore historical pieces and this little gem is based around WWII. It is the third book in the Wings of Nightingale series and stands on its own merits easily. This is also the first book I have read by Sarah Sundin so I was not sure what to expect from her. 

When we meet up with Kay and Roger they are both very broken people trying to figure out life. Roger has had his heart ripped out by so many women he is distrustful and skeptical of all women. Kay shows her brokenness by conquering man after man to try and fill an emptiness and desire deep within her she cannot place. When these two meet Kay is dumbfounded that Roger does not appear to be interested in her at all, while Roger tries to side step Kay in hopes of saving his heart. As the book progresses both are left with making a choice to face their past demons or to keep running from them, decisions that will affect both of them. 

I adored the writing, the characters and the plot of this wonderful story. Sarah writes with such vigor and detail that you feel immediately drawn into and invested in the lives of the characters. Wonderful Christian themes throughout the book that are gently inserted without sounding preachy so even a secularist would enjoy this one, but still grasp that it all points back to God’s grace and redemption. 

I can recommend this book for adults only. Although it is not a steamy book, I think Kate’s nonchalant behavior towards men and the way she treats them and I feel that sets a bad president for teenage girls in particular.

Sarah Sundin is the author of With Every Letter, On Distant Shores, and the Wings of Glory series. In 2011, A Memory Between Us was a finalist in the Inspirational Reader's Choice Awards, and Sarah received the Writer of the Year Award at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. Sarah lives in California with her husband and three children. Visit for more information.

Disclaimer:  I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review from Baker Publishing via  Revell Blog Tour.
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