Monday, March 15, 2010

Book Review: A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin (Blog Tour)

Distant Melody, A: A Novel (Wings of Glory)A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin

ISBN: 978-0-8007-3421-3
$14.99; March 2010

I'm not sure why, but I like reading about World War II. I am fascinated with the stories of Iwo Jima, Normandy, and Pearl Harbor. I like to read about the war rations, the victory gardens, and of Rosie the Riveter. I am also interested in learning about the fashions, lifestyles, and politics of the time period. So when I saw this book, I wanted to read it. I was not disappointed.

A Distant Melody is the first book in the Wings of Glory series. It is a tale of love during the time of WWII. Allie will do whatever it takes to please her mother - even if that means marrying a man she does not love. Then she meets Walt, a soldier who asks her to write to him while he is away at war. Their friendship grows stronger as they share their lives with each other by letter. However, her mother is determined to put an end to it and force her to marry Baxter. Will this be enough to keep Allie and Walt apart? Or will Allie risk everything to declare her love to a man she barely knows?

There was only one thing I didn't like about this book. When it came to describing Walt's experiences in battle, the descriptions were a little too technical. I had to read quickly over these passages to get to the next part of the book. But this did not prevent me from enjoying this book. I recommend it to anyone who likes to read good, clean fiction.

I'm looking forward to the next book in this series. I'm impressed by this first book written by Sarah Sundin. And I'm sure the others will be just as good.

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 first novel.

Available March 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

(This book was given to me by the publisher for the purpose of this review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.)

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