Bold, sophisticated, and coy, Army Air Force flight nurse Lt. Kay Jobson collects hearts wherever she flies, leaving men pining in airfields all across Europe.
So how can ruggedly handsome C-47 pilot Lt. Roger Cooper be all but immune to her considerable charms? In fact, he seems to do everything he can to avoid her.
Still, as they cross the skies between Italy and southern France, evacuating the wounded and delivering paratroopers and supplies, every beat of their hearts draws them closer.
Can they overcome the fears and misunderstandings of the past in order to take hold of the future?
My Reaction: This book is definitely my favorite this year. I don’t give five stars often. This is at least five stars. Excellent! I won’t retell the story. It is the third and final in the Nightingale series, which is about the flight nurses in World War II.
Balance is the key in my opinion. Sarah exhibits a tremendous ability to balance the details of history, the story line, and the characters in her books. The reason her books stand so well is that the author’s theology of the God of the Bible is so naturally woven into the very fabric of her story and characters, not artificially inserted, that it holds everything together.
I love the way the author uses two points of view seamlessly, and infuses the facts of the historical aspects of the story also seamlessly. Her style is, I don’t know another word to describe it, seamlessly smooth.
I love both Kay and Roger, and their character development in the story (which I won’t spoil). I love the author’s repetition to show character. I was deeply moved both by their characters and the historical events, knowing that many of these wartime events are historical. I was most deeply moved by the characters’ growth in their relationship to God.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
About the Author:
Sarah Sundin enjoys writing about the drama and romance of the World War II era. She is the author of the Waves of Freedom series (Through Waters Deep, 2015, Anchor in the Storm, 2016, When Tides Turn, March 2017), the Wings of the Nightingale series, and the Wings of Glory series. Her novel Through Waters Deep won the 2016 INSPY Award, was a Carol Award finalist, and was named to Booklist’s “101 Best Romance Novels of the Last 10 Years.”
A mother of three, Sundin lives in northern California. She works on-call as a hospital pharmacist and teaches Sunday school and women’s Bible studies. She enjoys speaking to community, church, and writers’ groups.
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