Monday, September 2, 2013

On Distant Shores

On Distant Shores
(Wings of the Nightingale, Book 2)
Sarah Sundin
ISBN: 978-0800720827
August 2013/432 pages/$14.99

Caught between the war raging around them and the battles within, two souls long for peace—and a love that remains true.

Lt. Georgiana Taylor has everything she could want. A boyfriend back home, a loving family, and a challenging job as a flight nurse. But in July 1943, Georgie’s cozy life gets more complicated when she meets pharmacist Sgt. John Hutchinson.

Hutch resents the lack of respect he gets as a non-commissioned serviceman and hates how the war keeps him from his fiancĂ©e. While Georgie and Hutch share a love of the starry night skies over Sicily, their lives back home are falling apart. Can they weather the hurt and betrayal? Or will the pressures of war destroy the fragile connection they’ve made?

With her signature attention to detail and her talent for bringing characters together, Sarah Sundin weaves an exciting tale of emotion, action, and romance that will leave you wanting more.


Sarah Sundin is the author of “With Every Letter” 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. A graduate of UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy, she works on call as a hospital pharmacist. During WWII, her grandfather served as a pharmacist’s mate (medic) in the Navy and her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force in England. Sarah lives in California with her husband and three children. Visit for more information.

Watch a video of Sarah Sundin's flight in a B-17 Bomber!


I love Sarah Sundin's World War II novels, and I'm especially enjoying the Wings of the Nightingale series because it spotlights flight nurses. (My review of the first book, With Every Letter, is here.) This second novel is quite an eye-opener for it also focuses on the pharmacy profession and the difficulties that pharmacists experienced as they endeavored to garner the respect they deserved. Once again, Sundin has penned a story that swept me away to the early 1940s and kept me turning pages as fast as I could read them. Rich historical detail--including an appearance by General Patton--provides the setting for this compelling tale, and I could practically hear the drone of the airplanes as they flew through the skies. But it was Georgie and Hutch's perseverance through their personal and professional challenges that captured my heart and caused me to sigh in satisfaction when I turned the final page. I'm already excited about the third novel, which will be out next August!

Don't miss visiting Sarah's website, which includes maps linked to scenes from the books.

Sarah Sundin is celebrating the release of her latest novel, On Distant Shores, with a Romantic Weekend Getaway giveaway!

One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A $200 Visa Cash Card (good for a perfect couple's getaway)
  • With Every Letter and On Distant Shores by Sarah Sundin
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on September 2nd. Winner will be announced September 3rd at the "On Distant Shores" Author Chat Party on Facebook. During the party Sarah will be hosting a book chat, testing your trivia skills, announcing the winner of the Weekend Getaway, and giving away a ton of books, gift certificates, and more. Oh, and she'll also be giving party goers an exclusive look at the next book in the Wings of the Nightingale series.
So grab your copy of On Distant Shores and join Sarah on the evening of September 3rd for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Books and Litfuse Publicity as part of their blogger review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


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Sarah Sundin said...

Linda - thank you so much for the lovely review! I'm delighted that you enjoyed Hutch & Georgie's story!