Thursday, September 30, 2010

Blog Tour: A Memory Between Us (Review)

Can they overcome the past to find a brighter future together?

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 also is determined not to give 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?

From the English countryside to the perilous skies over France, A Memory Between Us takes you on a journey through love, forgiveness, and sacrifice.

A Memory Between Us is the second book in Sarah Sundin's Wings of Glory series, which follows the three Novak brothers, B-17 bomber pilots with the US Eighth Air Force stationed in England during World War II.

What I Thought
World War II books seem to abound right now, and Sundin has created an offering worthy to be found on your shelf. Well researched, with interesting plot lines, this novel is one that touches on a "tough" subject (Ruth's abusive, painful past as a young woman living in desperate poverty), along with themes of God's grace and redemption.

It also looks at Jack's desire to serve God - and how that desire might not mirror what is expected of him by his minister father.

On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest, I give it a 3.5 to 4. Sundin's novel has strong, well developed characters and a solid story line. While it's the second in a series, I think it will stand alone - there's enough "back story" provide to help you know how Jack's story weaves into Walter's tale - the first book.

More About the Author
Sarah Sundin is an on-call hospital pharmacist and holds a BS in chemistry from UCLA and a doctorate in pharmacy from UC San Francisco.

Her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force in England during WWII. Sundin lives in California with her husband and three children. This is her first novel.

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Book One In The Series: A Distant Melody
Never pretty enough to please her gorgeous mother, Allie will do anything to gain her approval--even marry a man she doesn't love.

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 at a wedding and their love of music draws them together, prompting them to 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?

Want to read more about book one? Read my review here.

It's A Contest!
It's The Movies and Memories Giveaway in honor of book two in the Wings of Glory series.
From the English countryside to the perilous skies over France, A Memory Between Us takes you on a journey through love, forgiveness, and sacrifice.

To celebrate Sundin is giving one lucky winner A Movie and Memory Prize Package!
One grand prize winner will receive:
    * Make-your-own-photo book from (Capture your own Memories)
    * Netflix Subscription (New or Nostalgic Movies delivered right to your house)
    * Starbucks gift card (To keep your engine revvin’)
    * Gourmet chocolate (A favorite in the 1940’s and now)
    * British specialty teas in carved wooden box (Timeless tradition)
    * Miniature model of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber & C-47 cargo plane (Everyone needs a few toy planes)
    * Big Band music CD (Break out your dancing shoes)
    * WWII authentic poster playing cards (Cards – a perfect game for two)
    * Keep Calm and Carry On (Uplifting sayings WWII, a boost for troubled times)

Prize Eligibility:
Only persons residing in New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, United States, Canada and Australia who are at least 18 years of age can enter.
Sweepstakes Starts: September 27, 2010 @ 12:00 am (PDT)
Sweepstakes Ends: October 17, 2010 @ 11:59 pm (PDT)
Need more Details? Want to Enter?

About Revell, The Publisher
Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, offers practical books that bring the Christian faith to everyday life. They publish resources from a variety of well-known brands and authors, including their partnership with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Hungry Planet. For more information, visit

Note: As a freelance journalist, I was provided a copy of this book by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. This review was not influenced by a free book - just in case you (or the FTC) were worried about this detail.

1 comment:

  1. Kaylea - thanks for your lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed Jack & Ruth's story.


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