Monday, March 15, 2010

World War II: A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin

Forgive my silence, still having computer issues on this end that only time to save money will cure! But please, I just read and loved this novel and wanted to highly recommend it to you!

Never pretty enough to please her gorgeous mother, Allie will do anything to gain her approval--even marry a man she doesn't love. Lt. Walter Novak--fearless in the cockpit but hopeless with women--takes his last furlough at home in California before being shipped overseas. Walt and Allie meet at a wedding and their love of music draws them together, prompting them to begin a correspondence that will change their lives. As letters fly between Walt's muddy bomber base in England and Allie's mansion in an orange grove, their friendship binds them together. But can they untangle the secrets, commitments, and expectations that keep them apart?

A Distant Melody is the first 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 rating: 5 of 5 stars
Memory Between Us, A: A Novel (Wings of Glory)This is one of the better whole novels that I have read in a while. This is a historical romance that has all of the elements that one's heart looks for and while at the same time bringing forth events of a war time past that are true and hard to accept. Usually I am not a fan of war time novels, but this one captures my heart. In a similar manner as the films Pearl Harbor and Hanover Street except with a moral conscious. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and cannot wait for the sequel A Memory Between Us come this fall.

It starts with the cover being pure dreamy that just makes your heart sigh. Then from page one I was in love with the character of Allie and soon after Walt. Watching how romance blossomed and watch the confusion of their hearts and yearning for explanation for the other was pleasantly painful. Each chapter brought me begging for me. Sarah Sundin wrote an incredible heart rending story and I highly recommend it. Sundin is now on my favorite authors list.

*Thanks to Donna Hausler of Revell Books for providing a copy for review.* 

“Available March 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”
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Distant Melody, A: A Novel (Wings of Glory) Memory Between Us, A: A Novel (Wings of Glory)
734213: A Distant Melody, Wings of Glory Series #1 A Distant Melody, Wings of Glory Series #1
By Sarah Sundin / Revell

Allie will do anything to gain her mother's approval---even marry a man she doesn't love. Lieutenant Walter Novak is fearless in the cockpit, but hopeless with women. When Walt and Allie meet, a wartime correspondence begins that binds them together. But can they untangle the secrets, commitments, and expectations that keep them apart? 432 pages, softcover from Revell.


  1. I agree with every part of your review! This is seriously on track to being my favorite book of 2010!

    XOXO~ Renee

  2. Wow, I have been looking for some WWII novels. I have started one myself - loosely based on the life of my mother and her airman husband. Cant wait to read it!

  3. Renee - It is so good to have like minded reading friends. :)

    Jan - I do hope you get this one and enjoy it. Good luck on your own novel!!!

  4. Like you, wartime movies are not on my favorites list but this review definitely has me intrigued. I'll keep an eye out for this on paperback swap. thanks