Monday, August 11, 2014

Book Review: In Perfect Time

In Perfect Time (Wings of the Nightingale #3)Author: Sarah Sundin
Publication Date: August 5, 2014
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company

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.

For Lt. Kay Jobson, flight nursing meant more than physical care. It meant reconnecting a broken soldier with the shards of his humanity.

The questions ran ahead of the rhythm, but the only way to answer them would be to talk to her again. His original conclusion stood fast. The dame was dangerous.

For the first time since she’d run away from home, she’d lost control.

The beat returned, but faint and defeated. “We’re going to pray. Nothing else we can do.”

Sarah Sundin gets better and better with each and every book she writes. This series caught my attention when it was first released and I have remained faithful to it since then. These books proudly sit atop my favorite’s shelf, and I cannot rave enough about them. World War II is one of my favorite periods in history to read about and Suntan’s character bring everything on the pages to life. I fell in love with Mellie and Georgie in the first two books and I just knew I would fall in with Kay as well. Kay’s story is much like theirs and she is such an easy character to follow as she finds her way in the chaos of war and as she finds love. Every one of these books have been a day read for me because once I start these charming and inspiring stories there is no way I could ever leave them behind, not even for a second!

Sundin always reels me in and gets me emotionally invested with her characters. In this third installment we finally get to have Kay’s story. Kay came off somewhat cocky to me in the first books with the mentality that she so often carries around; she knows that she can have any man she wants and she uses that power to her advantage. She seeks to control men because of an awful relationship with her own father. The male lead in this book, Roger Cooper, is just what the doctor ordered for Kay. He seems fun-loving on the outside, but he has some high walls guarding his heart that even Kay is going to have trouble breaking down.

The action and adventure seemed to be a bit more amped up in this book. There were far more instances in Kay and Roger’s story when I was on the edge of my seat with worry and dread for the safety of these characters. As always, the descriptions and details provided about the war were top notch and really gave me a greater sense of understanding about the surroundings that they faced and were a part of. My favorite part of this book was the ending by far. It was sweet and sentimental and a great way to end this series. I am so excited to find out that Sarah has a new series coming out next year!

***A free copy of this book was provided to me by the publishers at Revell and Litfuse in exchange for my honest review***

1 comment:

  1. Chelsey - I always look forward to your reviews - and this one was particularly sweet. Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed getting to know Kay & Roger!