August 22, 2013

On Distant Shores by Sarah Sundin (Wing of Nightingale #2)

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review from Litfuse.

On Distant Shores
By Sarah Sundin
ISBN: 9780800720827
Published: August 1, 2013
Type: Trade Paperback
4 out of 5 Stars

Synopsis: 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 noncommissioned 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.
My Review: As with the first book in this series I found myself sucked into to the story. I usually don't read books from this time period but since I loved the first book, I thought I would give this a go as well and was not disappointed. One thing I liked was the that it took place in Italy and the medical background of the characters. It had to be hard to be so far from home in such a difficult situation. I think the author did a good job of developing the characters and setting the scene and tone of this book. There was plenty of excitement in this book to keep you turning the pages and staying up late into the night. I recommend this book to all.  One more note is that I could imagine this story happening in real life during that time period. 
Meet Sarah: 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. 

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To view the entire blog tour check out The Litfuse Website for On Distant Shores. See below for a giveaway party as well. 

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!)



  1. Angela - thank you so much for the lovely review!I'm glad you enjoyed Hutch & Georgie's story.

  2. Sounds like a great book!
    Thanks for sharing the Giveaway!