Wonderful blend of history, action and romance: "In Perfect Time" by Sarah Sundin
about the book....
Two hearts are about to learn the rhythm of love
Bold, sophisticated, and coy, 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. Can they overcome the fears and misunderstandings of the past in order to take hold of the future?
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.
"In Perfect Time" provides a wonderfully satisfying conclusion to the "Wings of the Nightingale" series. Although all the characters from the prior novels make an appearance in this final installment, the focus is on the story of Kay and Roger, and their story will certainly keep you turning the pages. Female readers especially will enjoy the sparks of romance that fly between these two, as they play the age old dance of advancing and retreating in their relationship. Sundin does a great job of fleshing out her characters, delving into their pasts and present to deepen the reader's understanding of why they do the things they do. Scenes where Roger interacts with his family were especially horrifying, and I can't imagine what it would be like to be treated in such a way!
I especially appreciated the great historical context this story was set in, with plenty of scenes that simply exploded with action, from exciting flying scenes to moments where I truly wondered if the characters would make it out of the situation of peril they found themselves in. The World War II setting provides the perfect backdrop to showcase what true heroism looks like, not from characters who never make mistakes (for these ones certainly do!), but simply from those who serve to the best of their ability. Such men and women can definitely inspire our current generation, and that in and of itself makes this a book worth reading. Sundin's writing always points to God and to his amazing grace, and that shone beautifully through this book.
Readers who enjoy a blend of history, high-action drama, and heart-warming romance will love "In Perfect Time" and indeed the whole series. I award this book a solid rating of 4 out of 5 stars.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.