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What it's about (from publisher Revell):
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.
Why you should read it: If you're looking for 19th- and 20th-century historical romance, you can be sure to find a plethora of it offered by inspirational publishers, who seem to have a well-developed fondness for that particular span of time. Me? Not so much. In fact, I've been so burned out on those eras that I almost passed on this novel when it showed up in my mailbox. Imagine my surprise when an "I'll just read a few pages and see if I like it" test run turned into me being entirely swept into Sarah Sundin's lovely, right-there romance!
The characters are both vivid and true, and they feel unique among other books I've read from this era. Kay and Roger are both plagued by deeply rooted self-concept issues from the family dysfunction of their growing-up years. They're haunted by past mistakes, and their romance is troubled by a series of almost-starts and jolty halts that are all so very well-penned that it is almost painful to "live through" these misunderstandings while so longing for Roger and Kay to admit (to themselves as well as to each other!) that they are in love.
Don't let the "book three" label scare you away from starting this series right here. Honestly, I did not even realize it wasn't a stand-alone title until I sat down to write this rec! Even if you don't usually read historical or inspirational fiction, you will enjoy this poignant and beautiful WWII love story. Grab it!
CONTENT: Edgy (for inspy romance) due to war violence, hospital scenes, implied promiscuity, near-rape