In the final installment of a Wings of the Nightingale series, readers get to experience Kay’s story as Sarah Sundin once again takes readers back into the European theater of World War II.
Bold, sophisticated, and flirtatious, Army Air Force flight nurse Lt. Kay Jobson collects hearts wherever she flies, leaving men pining in airfields all across Europe. So how can ruggedly handsome C-47 pilot Lt. Roger Cooper be all but immune to her considerable charms? In fact, he seems to do everything he can to avoid her.
Still, as they cross the skies between Italy and southern France, evacuating the wounded and delivering paratroopers and supplies, every beat of their hearts draws them closer to where they don’t want to go. Can they confront the fears and misunderstandings in their pasts?
Sarah Sundin seamlessly weaves together emotion, action, and sweet romance into a tale that transcends time and calls us to believe in the power of love.
For fellow historical fiction fans, I have to say you’ll love the historical research and details. From the work of the nurses, to key events, to encounters of resistance workers, Sundin once again shows her immense strength in historical facts, without boring or overwhelming the reader.
It was also fun to see characters from the other books in the series play important parts in this novel. They don’t take away from Kay and Roger’s story by any means, but having them play significant parts definitely enhances the storyline. If you haven’t read the previous ones, you can still enjoy this one (I actually have the first one waiting for me on my kindle) on it’s own, but knowing some of the back story did make it fun to read.
I will say that while it was a bit predictable, it still had its charm (i.e. morse code) and it was a sweet and redemptive tale. Some characters were a wee bit stubborn. At one point I wanted to pull an Elsa on Roger and start singing “Let it go!! Let it goooo!” but I don’t think that would have helped ;). Sundin also has a talent for creating wonderful, charming and lovable children you wish you could hug.
If you enjoyed the previous two novels, then you’ll enjoy the conclusion of the Nightingale Series! Have you had a chance to read any of Sundin’s novels? What is one of your favorites? Also, be sure to join in the fun giveaway and author chat!
(Thank you Litfuse for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest opinion).
Don’t miss Sarah Sundin‘s hot-off-the-press novel, In Perfect Time. Publishers Weekly gives it an enthusiastic thumbs up: “Sundin excels at well-researched historical detail . . . with such accurate depictions of culture and setting that we are fully immersed in the times as well as in the story. The strength of relationships forged in war and the apprehension of God in times of trouble infuse this well-crafted novel with substance and light.”
Sarah is celebrating the release of her book with a fun giveaway!
One grand prize winner will receive:
- A Kindle HDX
- The Wings of the Nightingale Series (With Every Letter, On Distant Shores, and In Perfect Time)
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 24th. Winner will be announced August 25th at Sarah’s blog.