Thursday, August 14, 2014

In Perfect Time-Sarah Sundin

In Perfect Time
Sarah Sundin
Revell, Aug 5 2014, $14.99
ISBN: 9780800720834

In 1944 in the European Theater of Operations, Army Air Force Lieutenant Kay Jobson has two reputations: that of an outrageous tease and that of a diligent flight nurse.  Kay knows many soldiers want her while all she dreams of is becoming head nurse in order to avoid returning home to where her father the preacher would use her beauty to exploit sinners and believers.

When C-47 pilot Lieutenant Roger Cooper meets Kay, he joins the long list of admirers.  However, Roger reacts differently to Kay from all those wannabes when he refuses to act on his desires.  Still as they work together, he gives her his greatest possession, his bible.  While each battles their unwanted growing attraction, Roger and Kay must team up in a different survival scenario than their usual to help to the wounded after being trapped behind Nazi lines.

The third Wings of the Nightingale WWII military romance (see On Distant Shores and With Every Letter) is an entertaining drama that focuses on relationships forged while under traumatic stress providing frontline combat medicine and trapped on the wrong side of the front.  The gripping storyline balances the perilous roles of flight nurse and pilot in war ravaged France and Italy with a fine romantic subplot; summed up by the military chaplains: “there are no atheists in foxholes” or behind enemy lines.

Harriet Klausner

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