Thursday, August 22, 2013

On Distant Shores by Sarah Sundin

About the Book
Lt. Georgiana Taylor has everything she could want. A comfortable boyfriend back home, a loving family, and a challenging job as a flight nurse. But in July 1943, Georgie's cozy life gets decidedly more complicated when she meets pharmacist Sgt. John Hutchinson. Hutch resents the lack of respect he gets as a non-commissioned 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 pens another exciting tale in her series featuring WWII flight nurses. Fans new and old will find in On Distant Shores the perfect combination of emotion, action, and romance.

My Thoughts
After meeting Georgie (and briefly Hutch) in With Every Letter, I was really excited to see how their story would play out. They had so much going against them (they were both engaged to other people, officers and and enlisted men were not allowed to fraternize, and they were in the middle of a war) so I was very curious as to how they would make this relationship work. And while it was difficult they found a way which made a very beautiful story.
Georgie was a very fun heroine who never really learned to think for herself due to being the baby of the family whose decisions were always made for her. It was really cool to watch as she started to go to God to make her decisions rather than other people.
And Hutch, he was such an awesome hero and I honestly felt so bad for him. I was so impressed with the way he controlled himself around his rude superiors. He might have been seething on the inside but he never let it spill out to them, something I don't think I could do. He also impressed me several other times, like when he helped rescue and take care of an Italian orphan girl. His major fault was letting his desire to be in the Pharmacy Corps consume him and I loved when he finally realized that and gave his desire to God.
There were so many little things I loved in this book and they all came together to form a beautiful, emotional story that joined all of Sarah Sundin's other books on my favorites list!
I once again made a playlist of the songs mentioned in the book which you can find HERE

About the Author
Sarah Sundin enjoys writing about the drama and romance of the World War II era. She 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

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have 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!)



Sarah Sundin said...

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

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