Saturday, August 24, 2013

On Distant Shores” by @SarahSundin | Romantic Weekend Getaway Giveaway, Facebook Party and Blog Tour

Caught between the war raging around them and the battles within, two souls long for peace—and a love that remains true.

Lt. Georgiana Taylor has everything she could want. A boyfriend back home, a loving family, and a challenging job as a flight nurse. But in July 1943, Georgie’s cozy life gets 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 weaves an exciting tale of emotion, action, and romance that will leave you wanting more.

MY REVIEW-The first thing you all have to know is this. I personally don't normally read WWII era books. For some reason I have never liked them and could never get into them. But there is one exception to the rule. And that is this author right here. Sarah Sundin writes WWII novels that don't make me yawn, sigh or doze off. She makes it exciting and interesting to learn more about that time period and I still get in some romance as well:)

This series is all about the nurses. Mainly flight nurses. If you have read the first book in the series you will already have met Georgiana, or Georgie if you are her friend. She is a nurse but doesn't really feel called to be a nurse. She just signed up since Rosie did. And you might remember Hutchinson, or Hutch as many call him. He wants to get the respect and honor that he feels he deserves, but it won't happen unless he gets commissioned. You see, as a pharmacist in the war, he wasn't actually much more than a serviceman. No bars or authority. So we have two people who also happen to be engaged to others, and they meet up one day delivering drugs. No, not the wrong type but the aspirin and other such drugs to help the wounded soldiers. And from there they become friends and then much more. But what about their fiances back home? Will they even survive the war to make it back to each other?

You will learn so many different aspects of history in these novels but it is definitely way more interesting than school history was. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and have already recommended it to several friends, along with my family. If you don't care for war novels because they are normally boring, try out Sarah Sundin's books. You can't go wrong! Waiting anxiously for the next one in the series:)


Sarah Sundin is celebrating the release of her latest novel, On Distant Shores, with a Romantic Weekend Getaway giveaway!


One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A $200 Visa Cash Card (good for a perfect couple's getaway)

  • With Every Letter and On Distant Shores by Sarah Sundin

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on September 2nd. Winner will be announced September 3rd at the "On Distant Shores" Author Chat Party on Facebook. During the party Sarah will be hosting a book chat, testing your trivia skills, announcing the winner of the Weekend Getaway, and giving away a ton of books, gift certificates, and more. Oh, and she'll also be giving party goers an exclusive look at the next book in the Wings of the Nightingale series.

So grab your copy of On Distant Shores and join Sarah on the evening of September 3rd for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)


**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**


BlessieNelson said...

I would love to read these series! I love medical drama and old war stories and this is the perfect combo of both!

Sarah Sundin said...

Charity - thank you so much for the lovely review! I'm glad you enjoyed Hutch & Georgie's story!

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