Tuesday, August 27, 2013

On Distant Shores Captured This Busy Mom's Attention

On Distant Shores, by Sarah Sundin is set in Italy during WWII in1943. It is the story of Lt.
Georgiana Taylor, a trailblazing flight nurse who breaks out of the mold expected of a southern lady in the 1940s and enters on an adventure to serve her country on the front lines. Georgiana's story is paralleled by the tale of noncommissioned serviceman John "Hutch" Hutchinson. On a mission to gain respect for his profession, Hutch enlists for the opportunity to convince the Army to recognize the importance of trained pharmacists serving in the military.

The paths of the two young idealists cross and a new friendship is formed. A friendship that turns all their well-laid plans upside down.

Chapter by chapter the author alternates between Georgian and Hutch allowing the reader to experience both sides of this sweet love story unfolding. Each character has several obstacles to face--including engagements and the uncertainty of war--that threaten their potential as a couple. The suspense kept me riveted, staying up late into the night on a work night to see what might happen next.

The author writes with historical authority about WWII airfields, hospitals and stages of battle in the Mediterranean. The story is filled with likable, complex characters, suspenseful action and romantic tension. For me it was a true page turner and a delightful investment of time. I hope there is a sequel!

“Available August 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”For more information visit http://www.bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/on-distant-shores/336130

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary copy for an honest review. Opinions are my own.