Saturday, August 31, 2013

On Distant Shores

On Distant Shores is the second book in the Wings of the Nightingale series by Sarah Sundin.  Georgie Taylor is a flight nurse for the army during World War II.  She is extremely frightened of flight missions and longs for marrying her boyfriend of nine years, having lots of children and spending her days sewing and helping on the farm.  Georgie lives in constant fear of failing during an emergency and is being pressured by her family and fianc√© to come home.  Georgie meets Sergeant John Hutchinson, a pharmacist and is fighting for a commission in the army.  Georgie and Hutch’s paths continue to cross and they develop a deep friendship when everything around them is in turmoil.  Georgie feels that she is incapable of making decisions on her own and John is becoming increasingly bitter for the lack of respect he is shown.  Has God brought them together to overcome these obstacles or for something much more?
You can read this book as a standalone, like I did-no problem.  I love historical fiction and really appreciated how well Sundin knew the time era.  I knew nothing of the dangers of flight nursing or how pharmacists were treated during World War II and really enjoyed learning about them. This book demonstrates how easily we can let our difficult circumstances overshadow our faith and how that can have dire consequences for us and our loved ones.  World War II was such a difficult time for military personnel and their loved ones at home and this book shows how brave these men and women were to serve during war.  This book is very romantic, sweet, and funny and I am looking forward to the next one in the series! 
Provided by the Publisher for Review
Available August 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group
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