Friday, August 30, 2013

On Distant Shores

I always find myself reading WWII books, and I would have to say one of my favorite authors in this genre of books is Sarah Sundin. I really enjoyed her first book in the Wings of the Nightingale series, and I was extremely excited when I found out the second book in this series, On Distant Shores, was now available. This book goes back in time to cover some of the same times as was originally in her first book With Every Letter. On Distant Shores shows the perspective of Lt. Georgiana Taylor, a flight nurse who has a boyfriend, Ward, back home, and she seems to wish she was back home with him rather than facing dangerous situations. Technical Sergeant John Hutchinson (Hutch) is another of the main characters who has a fiancĂ©e back home. He is a pharmacist who truly loves his profession, but not always the way he is treated by others since he is a non-commissioned officer. 

Throughout this story we see the interactions of Georgie and Hutch, and it’s great to read about them and see their relationship grow while they face difficulties. They both relied on their faith throughout the difficult situations they faced, and I think that is a great example for the readers to have. I think both of these characters were very likable, and they grow in both their profession and personal attitude throughout the book.

I cannot wait to read the next book in this series…from Sarah Sundin’s website it looks like the next book comes out in 1 year!!

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher Revell in exchange for honest review.

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

Friday, August 9, 2013

The Letters

Rose is looking for a way to earn money to keep her mother-in-law’s farm surviving while still staying home to raise her children. What better way to do that than by opening a bed and breakfast in her Amish Community? When Delia finds herself facing the end of her marriage and a cancer diagnosis, The In at Eagle Hill provides just the rest she needs. Throughout the book The Letters, Suzanne Woods Fisher finds a way to connect to every age group. I found myself particularly looking forward to hearing about Bethany. A 19 year old girl who thinks she is in love with a young Mennonite boy who does not seem to share the same feelings. There is the eldest member of the family, Vera, who is constantly criticizing those living in her house. When her son dies, his family, including his second wife, Rose, their 2 young boys Luke and Sammy, and their young daughter Mim find themselves under her roof.


I really enjoyed this book, and I was excited to read about some of the characters that were the focus of other books by Suzanne Woods Fisher. I cannot wait to read the next book in this series!!


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