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Book Review: On Distant Shores by Sarah Sundin

7Caught 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.

What I Loved: Is it okay to just say that I loved everything? Lol But seriously. I forgot how much I loved With Every Letter, book one, until I was caught up in On Distant Shores.
The timelines overlap a little between book one and book two. While you can understand the story if you read them out of order, you would enjoy them SO much more if you played by the rules. 😉
Sarah Sundin certainly has a way with WWII history. This can feel a bit heavy at times since it’s an area that I’m unfamiliar with but she weaves such a delightful story between every detail that before you know it, you’ll feel like you’re really there.
Georgiana and Hutch were charmers from the start but that sweet little Lucia stole the show. Lucia is the type of character that you hope to run into in your real life.

Rating and Recommendation: I highly recommend On Distant Shores to anyone who enjoys War Fiction or Christian Historical Fiction. I’m giving it 5 stars.

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