Friday, April 9, 2010

A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin

Book description:

Will a chance meeting in a time of war change her life forever?

Never pretty enough to please her gorgeous mother, Allie will do anything to gain her approval--even marry a man she doesn't love. While Allie has nearly resigned herself to that fate, Lt. Walter Novak--fearless in the cockpit but hopeless with women--takes his last furlough at home in California before being shipped overseas.

Walt and Allie meet and begin a correspondence that will change their lives. As letters fly between Walt's muddy bomber base in England and Allie's mansion in an orange grove, their friendship binds them together. But can they untangle the secrets, commitments, and expectations that keep them apart?

Book 1 in the Wings of Glory series, A Distant Melody is an exciting and tender story of love, courage, and sacrifice during World War II.

My review:

Although this is a romance, it is also historical fiction set during World War II, which interests me, so I requested it to review.

This was a new author for me, and I was not disappointed. She spun a great romantic story, but also painted a great picture of World War II from a fighter pilot's view. There are some war scenes in the book, and I felt she did a great job in portraying those.

The two main characters, though Christian, are pretty dishonest with each other, which  bothered me, being they were Christians, but their dishonesty did come back to haunt them, and the reader is shown that honesty is always for the best.

If you enjoy historical fiction/romance, I recommend A Distant Melody. It is the first in the Wings of Glory Trilogy.

About the author:

Sarah Sundin is the author of A Distant Melody. Her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force in England during WWII. Sarah lives in California with her husband and three children.

A Distant Melody is available from Revell Publishing, an imprint of Baker.

Thanks to Revell for the review copy.


Sarah Sundin said...

Thanks, Mark! I'm glad you enjoyed the book. I think sometimes Christians let dishonesty slip into their lives as a "minor" sin, so I wanted to show the painful results. It's better to learn this lesson through fictional characters than in real life :)