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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Review: On Distant Shores by Sarah Sundin

On Distant Shores by Sarah Sundin
Wings of the Nightingale: Book Two
Revell Books / 2013
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

About the book:

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 fiancée. 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 rating:
My thoughts:

On Distant Shores is only the second book I've read by Sarah Sundin (the first being With Every Letter), so I was surprised (and a little confused - at first) that this story didn't pick up where book one ended. Instead, it went back in time a little bit and showed the last part of With Every Letter from Georgie's perspective and then continued on from there. I actually really liked this - it was cool to get Georgie's take on certain things. :)

I really loved the characters in On Distant Shores. I loved how Georgie and John had struggles and issues they had to work on. They felt very real and I couldn't help but care about them.

The story was fantastic! There were ups and downs and a lot of surprises - I definitely didn't see certain things coming! I loved the military aspect and all the history in On Distant Shores.

Overall, On Distant Shores was a great read. I enjoyed it even more than With Every Letter (which I really liked). I definitely recommend this book and can't wait to read Kay's story, In Perfect Time, when it releases.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*

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

  2. I also loved this book. I thought it was unique how the author referred to the characters in the previous book by not picking up where the last book ended. I really liked this approach. I am a big fan of WWII fiction and it was refreshing to read about the war in the Mediterranean versus other parts of Europe. I could feel Hutch's frustration regarding the lack of respect he received as a pharmacist. I have read all of Sarah's books and cannot wait to read the next installment.


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