No one can give me my WWII fix quite like Sarah Sundin. With Ms. Sundin, I know I’m going to get accurate historical details, perfect flight maneuvers, and a slow-burning romance. Here’s my thoughts:
What I liked:
The delicately interwoven historical details in the novel. At no point did I feel like I was being constantly reminded that I was in the 1940s WWII era. Her characters just lived that time period. And WWII is a character itself as it takes people out of the war and brings new people in. And I learned something new!
We’re back with the old gang. Kay has been mentioned in the other two books in the series, and so I was excited to really meet her (and to catch up with Mellie and Georgie as well).
Kay. She’s a different kind of heroine who doesn’t start off like the other girls. Her past is a bit shady, and it really adds a different vibe to this novel that the others didn’t have. And yet, in spite of the fact that she’s not always on the straight and narrow, there’s a certain something about her that makes her trustworthy. I like that her personality is so well-developed in this book. By the end of it, you know what makes Kay tick and what words will upset her, and what makes her happy. She obviously changes and grows, but she manages to hold onto who she is.
Roger. I like Roger. I like that Roger has plans and goals and a past as well as a future. I like that he listens to God and is obedient and still has a hard time growing up. I mean, the man plays the drums. How original is that!
The romance. It was slow, and it was perfect. Roger finds Kay attractive, but he’s not interested in her at first and so the book does a fabulous job of bringing them together.
Spiritually, this book does a wonderful job showing what grace and God’s forgiveness actually looks like and how you have to walk it out.
What I didn’t like:
I think towards the end (the last four chapters) the book got kind of long, and I just wanted to flip through to get to the end.
Also, one thing I’ve noted is the age group of these single WWII nurses and pilots…they’re kind of old (28-30) for their era. Not that this impacts the novel in anyway. It just stands out to me.
Overall, I really enjoyed this last book in the series. I didn’t want to put it down. I found myself completely invested in Kay and Roger and I hope you will to.
Romantic Scale: 8.8
**I received this novel from Netgalley. My opinion was not affected in anyway.**