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Sarah Sundin’s In Perfect Time

About

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.

Review

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.**

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Monday Musings…Books to Look Forward To!

I’m baaaack! I had a nice vacation and a nice break! Now, here are some books that are coming out (relatively) soon!

Raptor’s communications expert, Staff Sergeant Brian “Hawk” Bledsoe is struggling with his inner demons, leaving him on the verge of an “other than honorable” discharge. Plagued with corrupted intel, Raptor team continues to track down the terrorist playing chess with their lives. Afghan pilot Fekiria Haidary is devastated when a systems glitch on her aircraft forces a weapons launch on a safe target. And when the deadly bombing separates Brian from the team, he must make an impossible choice: save his brothers-in-arms, or save the woman and children depending on him to survive a brutal snowstorm.

 

 

 

 

A gift that has branded her for life

Zipporah is thirteen when the Spirit descends upon her, opening her eyes to a world beyond the physical goings-on of the villa outside Rome she has always called home. Within hours, she learns what serving the Lord can cost. Forever scarred after a vicious attack, she knows her call is to use this discernment to protect the Way. She knows she must serve the rest of her life at Tutelos, where the growing Roman church has congregated. She knows her lot is set.

Yet is it so wrong to wish that her master, the kind and handsome young Benjamin Visibullis, will eventually see her as something more than a sister in Christ?

Samuel Asinius, adoptive son of a wealthy Roman, has always called Benjamin brother. When their travels take them to Jerusalem for Passover, the last thing he expects is to cross paths with the woman who sold him into slavery as a child the mother he long ago purged from his heart. His sister, Dara, quickly catches Benjamin s eye, but Samuel suspects there is something dark at work.

When Dara, a fortune-teller seeking the will of a shadowy master determined to undermine the Way, comes into the path of Zipporah, a whirlwind descends upon them all.

Only the soft wind of the Spirit can heal their scars…with a love neither divination nor discernment could foresee.

After tackling her first mission and coming to terms with her power of empathy, Andrei and her fellow Remnants discover their first battles were only a taste of what is to come. As the Sons of Sheol continue their assault on the world, planning to keep all hope dead, the Remnant finds itself battling within its ranks. With everyone pursuing what they feel is the best course of action, trouble mounts—and Andrei finds herself in terrible danger at the hands of Kellach. The Remnants must travel to Italy and find a way to fight as one before it is too late.

 

 

 

Shy and unattractive as a child, Megan McClare has always been teased by her classmates. But when she returns home from her senior year in Paris, the wallflower has suddenly blossomed into a beauty. With ambitions to become a lawyer or doctor, Megan accepts an internship at the district attorney’s office only to discover that she will be working with Devin Caldwell, a boy who mercilessly mocked her at school–and with whom she was hopelessly enamored. She turns to her dear friend Bram Hughes for support and advice. But Bram’s vision is clouded by his sudden unwelcome attraction to a girl he had always thought of as a kid sister. He advises forgiveness, but can he forgive himself for pushing the woman he loves into the arms of another man?

 

 

 

 

Which Book Has Caught Your Fancy?