First off, I'd like to apologize to Donna Hausler for not getting any of these latest reviews to her on time. Things have been more than crazy around here, and I'm so sorry I haven’t been the best reviewer and have made your job a little more difficult.
Now onto my review of ...
Age rating: PG-15:
Rape is a central theme in this book, though; it's shown from a Christian stand point.
Drinking and smoking are also mentioned, but hey! It was the 40's, everyone was doing it, and I think it made it seem more authentic and less like a overly censored war novel
Back cover (from Revell):
Major Jack Novak has never failed to meet a challenge--until he meets army nurse Lieutenant Ruth Doherty. When Jack lands in the army hospital after a plane crash, he makes winning Ruth's heart a top-priority mission. But he has his work cut out for him. Not only is Ruth focused on her work in order to support her orphaned siblings back home, she also is determined not to give her heart to any man. As the danger and tension of World War II rise to a fever pitch, Jack and Ruth will need each other more than ever. Can Jack break down her defenses? Or are they destined to go their separate ways?
From the English countryside to the perilous skies over France, A Memory Between Us takes you on a journey through love, forgiveness, and sacrifice.
I never got the chance to read the first book in The Wings Of Glory series, but I found after finishing this book, that I really didn't need. Though, now I can't wait to get my hands on bk. 1, A Distant Melody.
Jack Novak is a dashing military man, who can't resist a challenge.
Ruth Doherty is just the challenge Major Novak has been looking for.
When these two finally butte heads, can you say "sparks"?
I love the high flying adventure we experience every time we hop into the cockpit with the handsome Jack Novak. Ms. Sundin's attention to detail and historical facts are second to none. I truly felt as if it were the 1940's and in the thick of war. The characters each had their own back ground; even the secondary characters had no lack of detail to keep them well-rounded and richly written.
Ruth had a tragic past that has kept her from loving anyone, especially a man. I found Ruth's story gripping, and if there was anyone who needed to know that God as in control, it would be Ruth Doherty. I loved how, as the story progressed, Ruth and Jack came to rely on God more, and the spiritual message of giving up our control and giving it to God, was convicting and really spoke to my heart. The scenery that Sarah Sundin used, especially the birds-eyed view of war-torn Europe, gave me, the reader, a breath taking trip into history. Though, I’d have to say that Jack Novak was my least favorite character. Yes, he was handsome, and yes, he did learn a lesson, but I felt his story was too rushed and that his emotions were all over the place. One moment he'd be in love with Ruth and the next condemning her to Devil's domain. Towards the end, he got better, but I wish that he could have been a little less confusing in his feelings and actions.
Besides that, I really enjoyed this book and if you're looking for a GREAT WWII novel, look no further.
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