Thursday, June 13, 2013

A Memory Between Us by Sarah Sundin

About the Book
Major Jack Novak has never failed to meet a challenge--until he meets army nurse Lieutenant Ruth Doherty. When Jack lands in the army hospital after a plane crash, he makes winning Ruth's heart a top priority mission. But he has his work cut out for him. Not only is Ruth focused on her work in order to support her orphaned siblings back home, she carries a shameful secret that keeps her from giving her heart to any man. As the danger and tension of World War II rise to a fever pitch, Jack and Ruth will need each other more than ever. Can Jack break down her defenses? Or are they destined to go their separate ways?

My Thoughts
Because I adored the first book in this series, A Distant Melody, this book had to meet some very high expectations which turned out to be no problem for it since it met them all with excellence! A Distant Melody is probably my favorite of the two, simply due to the fact that I liked Walter and Allie a little more than Jack and Ruth. But favorites aside this book was just as good as the first one! It amazed me once again, this author's uncanny ability to weave a beautiful story that touched all of my emotions. I was crying, laughing, yelling in anger/frustration, sitting on the edge of my seat in fear, and so much more. The characters were so well written that I felt everything they did. There are very few books that can capture my emotions so fully but Sarah Sundin's definitely do. Jack occasionally made me mad with his actions and other times made my heart melt but watching him mature and learn to rely on God was really cool, and the man he was at the end of the book was a true hero. Ruth's life was a hard one but I loved how she never gave up and kept pushing on, despite all that was going against her. She didn't deserve so much of what happened to her, and more than once I wanted to smack someone for what they did to her. It's hard to put into words just how amazing these books are and my words hardly do them justice. So you should definitely check them out and experience it all for yourself.
I made a playlist on grooveshark with all of the songs mentioned in this book so if you want a soundtrack while you read, check it out! A Memory Between Us Grooveshark Playlist

About the Author
Sarah Sundin enjoys writing about the drama and romance of the World War II era. The Wings of the
Nightingale series (With Every Letter, 2012, On Distant Shores, August 2013, and In Perfect Time, August 2014) follows three World War II flight nurses as they find love, friendship, and peril in the skies and on the shores of the Mediterranean. The Wings of Glory series (A Distant Melody, A Memory Between Us, and Blue Skies Tomorrow) follows three brothers who are B-17 bomber pilots during World War II.

Sundin lives in northern California with her husband, three children, an antisocial cat, and a yellow lab bent on destroying her writing career. When she isn't driving kids to tennis and karate, she works on-call as a hospital pharmacist and teaches Sunday school and women's Bible studies. She belongs to American Christian Fiction Writers, Christian Authors Network, and Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. In 2011 she received the Writer of the Year Award from the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. A Memory Between Us was a finalist in the Inspirational Readers Choice Awards and was featured on Booklist's Top Ten Inspirational Fiction List for 2010. Please visit Sarah's website at


Grace said...

My sister read these, but I haven't. You do make them sound good, so I might change that one day.


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