Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A MEMORY BETWEEN US BLOG TOUR


MY REVIEW:  I couldn’t wait to start reading this book.  First I loved the very vivid descriptions of the B-17 Flying fortresses and how they were flown during combat mission, absolutely fascinating, lots of graphic detail. You can almost envision the men who are flying them, and how they endured the pain of seeing their fellow comrades fall.

We meet our main characters Major Jack Novak, pilot of a B-17 plane.  He is an excellent pilot and walks in a lot of pride, something he hadn’t really noticed but has to deal with.  He is injured on a mission and winds up in the care of a very beautiful but reserved nurse, Ruth Doherty, who refuses Jack’s romantic advances.   Ruth is having a hard time with accepting God’s forgiveness in dealing with a painful and haunting past so she convinces herself that she doesn’t need anyone. Jack aggressively pursues her, with a lot of ups and downs in the process of dealing with his own problems.

I like how the characters are interwoven with their Christian friends, Charlie and May who have a budding romance as well.  I became quite attached to the pair. 

There is romance, war action, and so much more in this novel.  A very well-written book, you won’t be able to stop talking about once you read it.  I cannot wait for book 3, with the Novak’s youngest brother, Ray.   

Thank you, LitFuse for providing me a copy of this book to 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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sarah Sundin is an on-call hospital pharmacist and holds a BS in chemistry from UCLA and a doctorate in pharmacy from UC San Francisco. Her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force in England during WWII. Sarah lives in California with her husband and three children. This is her second novel.  For more info please visit her website at www.sarahsundin.com!





CONTEST 

Sarah Sundin presents The Movies and Memories Giveaway in honor of book 2 in the Wings of Glory series. A Memory Between Us is available for purchase wherever fine books are sold. From the English countryside to the perilous skies over France, A Memory Between Us takes you on a journey through love, forgiveness, and sacrifice.

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To celebrate Sarah is giving one lucky winner A Movie and Memory Prize Package! One grand prize winner will receive:

* Make-your-own-photo book from Mypublisher.com (Capture your own Memories)

* Netflix Subscription (New or Nostalgic Movies delivered right to your house)

* Starbucks gift card (To keep your engine revvin’)

*Gourmet chocolate (A favorite in the 1940’s and now)

* British specialty teas in carved wooden box (Timeless tradition)

* Miniature model of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber & C-47 cargo plane (Everyone needs a few toy planes)

*Big Band music CD (Break out your dancing shoes)

* WWII authentic poster playing cards (Cards – a perfect game for two)

* Keep Calm and Carry On (Uplifting sayings WWII, a boost for troubled times)

To enter simple click on the icons below (contest runs 9/27 - 10/17!)

5 comments:

Steve Harkonnen said...

The novel sounds pretty good. I like detailed books myself - I think that detail was one of my inspirations when I wrote & published my own story.

I entered the contest. All I want is the free publishing offer and the model planes. If I win, I'll send you the chocolate!

Sarah Sundin said...

Leticia - thanks for the fantastic review! I'm glad you enjoyed this book as much as the first!

Steve - this cracked me up! If you win, I could save a whole big wad o' money!

Leticia said...

Steve, I will HAPPILY take the chocolate! Yummy....

Sarah, I really did love it. What an honor to have you comment on my blog! Sweet.

Amy Proctor said...

This looks like a wonderful book, Leticia. The cover looks phenominal...great artwork... and the story sounds captivating. Great review. Reminds me a bit of my soldier husband's and my story!

Leticia said...

Amy, you are going to have to share your story.