About the Book:
Can they overcome the past to find a brighter future together?
Major Jack Novak has never failed to meet a challenge--until he meets army nurse Lieutenant Ruth Doherty. When Jack lands in the army hospital after a plane crash, he makes winning Ruth's heart a top-priority mission. But he has his work cut out for him. Not only is Ruth focused on her work in order to support her orphaned siblings back home, she also is determined not to give her heart to any man.
As the danger and tension of World War II rise to a fever pitch, Jack and Ruth will need each other more than ever. Can Jack break down her defenses? Or are they destined to go their separate ways?
From the English countryside to the perilous skies over France, A Memory Between Us takes you on a journey through love, forgiveness, and sacrifice.
A Memory Between Us is the second 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.
About the Author:
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 California with her husband and three children. This is her second novel. For more info please visit her website at www.sarahsundin.com
The second book in the Wings of Glory series is just as good, if not better than, the first. Jack and Ruth's story is intense and complex, as all wartime romances can be--but certainly not cut and dried and simple. Jack and Ruth each have a very real fear and a past to face--to borrow an image from mythology, a dragon to slay--before they can choose each other for better or for worse. At times it appears things can't get much worse.
Both Jack and Ruth are wonderfully human and complex characters. As a writer myself I'm amazed, really, at how well they're written. This is a nod to the author, Sarah Sundin, who is a truly skillful author.
Wonderfully drawn characters that seem to jump off the pages and snappy dialogue that sings make this World War II tale seem like a contemporary story.
As a nod to the first book, we do get to check in with Walt and Allie from A Distant Melody, which is always nice. In all honesty, however, this book is perfectly capable of standing alone.
I really identified with Jack's struggle--pilot or pastor?--but it's Ruth who tugged at my heartstrings. Wounded, weary, still learning how to trust God in every way.
I absolutely and wholeheartedly recommend Sarah Sundin's books to you. I anxiously await the next book in the series, Blue Skies Tomorrow, in eleven long months (scheduled for publication August 2011).
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