WHAT IT’S ABOUT:
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?
I’ve found a new author whose books I’m really enjoying – Sarah Sundin! ON DISTANT SHORES is the second book in her Wings of the Nightingale series. And while I really liked the first one, I absolutely loved this one! Georgie and Hutch are both so likable and human. They’re each dealing with challenges I think we all face at one time or another, even though the backdrop for their story is WWII. Sundin’s writing is wonderful, and I appreciate how she includes historical information and details in a way that doesn’t bog down the story or take away from it. I’ve enjoyed learning about the air evacuation nurses and the challenges of pharmacists who enlisted in the war. And of course, Georgie and Hutch’s romance is fantastic with some equally fantastic kisses. 🙂 This is a great WWII, get-lost-in-the-story inspirational romance!