|In Perfect Time by Sarah Sundin|
Welcome to the blog tour for In Perfect Time by Sarah Sundin.
I’m a Sarah Sundin fan, so I was thrilled to read her latest World War II historical.
Let’s begin with the summary:
Bold, sophisticated, and flirtatious, Army Air Force flight nurse Lt. Kay Jobson collects hearts wherever she flies, leaving men pining in airfields all across Europe. So how can ruggedly handsome C-47 pilot Lt. Roger Cooper be all but immune to her considerable charms? In fact, he seems to do everything he can to avoid her.
Still, as they cross the skies between Italy and southern France, evacuating the wounded and delivering paratroopers and supplies, every beat of their hearts draws them closer to where they don't want to go. Can they confront the fears and misunderstandings in their pasts?
Sarah Sundin seamlessly weaves together emotion, action, and sweet romance into a tale that transcends time and calls us to believe in the power of love.
And now, my review:
If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you know I’m not generally a WWII fiction fan. But Sarah came along and changed that. Her stories are so engaging, her characters so real, her topics so relatable, that I sometimes forget they’re wartime stories.
She’s adept at conveying timeless themes. In this story, both our hero and our heroine struggle with self-worth and identity issues. As readers watch them overcome, we find tools to help ourselves and others who might face the same things.
Roger, the book’s hero pilot, came from a family who didn’t support him or his efforts. He’s a gifted drummer, chasing a dream to work in a big band. In the beginning of the story, he must prove himself to himself. As he does that, though, we watch him challenge the lie that he’ll “never amount to anything.”
Our Nightingale's father condemned her all her life. Now, Kay has to overcome the lie that she’s evil at the core. We’ve seen Kay in earlier books in this “Wings of the Nightingale” series, and I loved watching her story unfold here. I gained both respect and understanding for this complex character.
There are two things that readily come to mind in regards to Sarah’s writing: she doesn’t shy away from both wartime elements (i.e. plane crashes behind enemy lines) and heart-level human issues. Instead, she handles them with authenticity. That means she’s a brave writer, willing to bring her heart into the stories she writes. I walk away with great nuggets every time.
You get a balance of action (my husband loves her books!) and romance. And, of course, flawless research as we fly along with these characters.
Fans of Sarah’s work, and fans of WWII fiction or historical fiction, will enjoy this novel.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.