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Publisher's Note:

Lt. Georgiana Taylor has everything she could want. A comfortable boyfriend back home, a loving family, and a challenging job as a flight nurse. But in July 1943, Georgie's cozy life gets decidedly more complicated when she meets pharmacist Sgt. John Hutchinson. Hutch resents the lack of respect he gets as a noncommissioned serviceman and hates how the war keeps him from his fiancée. While Georgie and Hutch share a love of the starry night skies over Sicily, their lives back home are falling apart. Can they weather the hurt and betrayal? Or will the pressures of war destroy the fragile connection they've made? With her signature attention to detail and her talent for bringing characters together, Sarah Sundin pens another exciting tale in her series featuring WWII flight nurses. Fans new and old will find in On Distant Shores the perfect combination of emotion, action, and romance.…

On Distant Shores

by Sarah Sundin

Overall Book Review:

Sarah Sundin has written several series about World War II.  Her latest series is Wings of the Nightingale.  The second book in this series is entitled On Distant Shores.  Readers should most definitely start with the first book, With Every Letter.  Although this review is focused on the second book, most of the comments written here apply to the entire series.

The characters in this book are all quite interesting and in many cases enigmatic.  The development of personalities and motivations is well done.  Although these stories are fictional, much of what is written is feasible and realistic.  One of the great qualities of this book is the fact that the characters are not all perfect and have to develop themselves and overcome personal challenges.

Although the focus of the story revolves around a romantic endeavor, the author does a nice job of including fictional characters in historically accurate locations.  The worst part about this book is that the next one in the series does not come out for a few months.  Happy reading and enjoy this work of historical romance!

Content Analysis:

Profanity/Language:  None

Violence/Gore:  Reports of characters striking others; description of various injuries sustained in war, some with blood; multiple mentions of bombings and artillery attacks; child is injured in an automobile accident; brief description of minor surgical procedures.

Sex/Nudity:  Non-married characters kiss, hold hands and embrace; male removes his shirt to swim; report of a married couple sleeping together.

Mature Subject Matter:

War, death of friend and parent.

Alcohol / Drug Use:


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I primarily read fiction from all genres. I have six children and many happy hours have been spent reading together. I also love quilting, hiking, and camping.