Friday, October 1, 2010

Book Review: A Memory Between Us

A Memory Between Us by Sarah Sudin
I am reviewing this book for Litfuse 

Book Description:
Can they overcome the past to find a brighter future together?

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.

A Memory Between Us is the second book in the WINGS OF GLORY series, which follows the three Novak brothers, B-17 bomber pilots with the US Eighth Air Force stationed in England during World War II.

My Review: 
Ruth is a WW2 nurse, working overseas to support her siblings who have been orphaned  and are all in the care of family members. The work is hard, there is conflict between nurses and Ruth is a kind nurse, but distant in her personal lives.
When Jack Novak tries to break through her hard as metal exterior while injured and under her care, he has no idea the task he has before him. Cocky, proud and sure of himself, she is a challenge for him that he loves. But will he be able to see how his pride is hurting others or even endangering them? Will the same pride keep him from a relationship with Ruth?
How can Ruth deal with the demands for money from home? Should she take a more dangerous job, just because of the money?
This book is a sweet romance, but also very realistic, I felt like. It deals with the true life faults that would come into play when you have any two relationships between people.  Both Ruth and Jack have sin issues they needed to deal with and I loved seeing how the author  had God work in both of their lives.  When I read a historical fiction, I love it to feel authentic. I want to hear the historical facts interwoven in the story, I want to feel the characters humanness. This book has it all! For one thing….you know the term “Giving you flak”…I did not know that came from a term from bombs and airplanes.  The only complaint I would have about this book, is it really was not long enough!! 

The Author:
 
Sarah Sundin is an on-call hospital pharmacist and holds a BS in chemistry from UCLA and a doctorate in pharmacy from UC San Francisco. Her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force in England during WWII. Sarah lives in California with her husband and three children. This is her second novel.  For more info please visit her website at www.sarahsundin.com!

The Contest:
Contest Code for Memories and Movies Giveaway! HTML code is below following this post.
The Movies and Memories Giveaway from Sarah Sundin!
Sarah Sundin presents The Movies and Memories Giveaway in honor of book 2 in the Wings of Glory series. A Memory Between Us is available for purchase wherever fine books are sold. From the English countryside to the perilous skies over France, A Memory Between Us takes you on a journey through love, forgiveness, and sacrifice.

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To celebrate Sarah is giving one lucky winner A Movie and Memory Prize Package! One grand prize winner will receive:

* Make-your-own-photo book from Mypublisher.com (Capture your own Memories)

* Netflix Subscription
(New or Nostalgic Movies delivered right to your house)

* Starbucks gift card
(To keep your engine revvin’)

*Gourmet chocolate
(A favorite in the 1940’s and now)

* British specialty teas in carved wooden box
(Timeless tradition)

* Miniature model of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber & C-47 cargo plane
(Everyone needs a few toy planes)

*Big Band music CD
(Break out your dancing shoes)

* WWII authentic poster playing cards
(Cards – a perfect game for two)

* Keep Calm and Carry On
(Uplifting sayings WWII, a boost for troubled times)
To enter simple click on the icons below (contest runs 9/27 - 10/17!)

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HTML CODE:
Sarah Sundin presents The Movies and Memories Giveaway in honor of  book 2 in the Wings of Glory series. A Memory Between Us is available  for purchase wherever fine books are sold. From the English countryside  to the perilous skies over France, A Memory Between Us takes you on a  journey through love, forgiveness, and sacrifice.

AMBU_button


To celebrate Sarah is giving one lucky winner A Movie and Memory Prize Package! One grand prize winner will receive:

* Make-your-own-photo book from Mypublisher.com (Capture your own Memories)

* Netflix Subscription (New or Nostalgic Movies delivered right to your house)

* Starbucks gift card (To keep your engine revvin’)

*Gourmet chocolate (A favorite in the 1940’s and now)

* British specialty teas in carved wooden box (Timeless tradition)

* Miniature model of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber & C-47 cargo plane (Everyone needs a few toy planes)

*Big Band music CD (Break out your dancing shoes)

* WWII authentic poster playing cards (Cards – a perfect game for two)

* Keep Calm and Carry On (Uplifting sayings WWII, a boost for troubled times)

To enter simple click on the icons below (contest runs 9/27 - 10/17!)


 
 

3 Comments:

At October 1, 2010 at 3:10 AM , Blogger welcome to my world of poetry said...

A wonderful post, a good review.
Also an excellent prize, ig only I lived in the US.

Yvonne.

 
At October 1, 2010 at 12:27 PM , Blogger Sarah Sundin said...

Carol - thanks for your lovely review! I'm glad you enjoyed Jack & Ruth's story.

Yvonne - actually the contest is open to residents of New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, United States, Canada and Australia over the age of 18. I hope you fit in that category :)

 
At November 9, 2010 at 9:05 PM , Blogger Sketches by Mary said...

Hi, thought I would come over to visit your blog, although I'm so behind. I wanted to invite you all to come join in the blog giveaway I am having at http://sketchesbymary.blogspot.com

You have a nice blog here!

 

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