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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Memory Between Us...Review

About the book:
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 the 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.

I loved A Distant Melody which was book one of this series and I was so excited to see book two which did not disappoint. If anything, I enjoyed this one even more.  Jack is the consummate confident fighter pilot and Ruth a dedicated nurse.  Jack has always felt pressured, but not called, to be a pastor and struggles with his future.  Ruth is an orphan who supports her younger brothers and sisters and fights a past filled with regret.  They work through heartache and misunderstanding as they fall in love and find acceptance with each other as well as with God.

Like A Distant Melody, these characters are real and flawed.  Ruth was a bit obsessive about her past sins and her inability to feel that she was forgiven.  Jack's turn around and sudden increase in faith after a devastating flight was a bit quick, but I loved both characters.  The flight/battle scenes are thrilling, the story riveting.

Walt and Allie show up here and we get a glimpse of what might be Ray's story in the next book Blue Skies Tomorrow (and the idea of waiting a year for that book isn't very pleasant).  Also, while it's not necessary to read the books in order, knowing the back history from A Distant Melody, enriches this story.

Thanks to Amy Lathrop of Litfuse Publicity Group the opportunity to review this book. You can learn more about Sarah Sundin here.  You can purchase your own copy here.

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1 comment:

  1. Holly - thank you so much for your lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed Jack & Ruth's story :)