Thursday, August 29, 2013

On DIstant Shores

Title:  On Distant Shores (Wings of the Nightingale #2)
Author:  Sarah Sundin
Pages:  420
Year:  2013
Publisher:  Revell
Georgie Taylor is the baby of her family and has always been pampered by her family and her boyfriend, Ward.  They have always made decisions for her.  Now, Georgie faces a decision about whether or not to continue her nurses training or fail her test so she can marry Ward, get pregnant and be discharged from the service.  This just doesn’t feel right to her, but is she really strong enough to continue as a flight nurse?  She froze up once before during a crisis.  Will this happen again?  Will lives be lost if she does so?  Hutch has given her the advice to be unwavering.  Can she stay the course?  Can she and Hutch have a future together or should she go home to Ward?
John Hutchinson or “Hutch” joined the enlisted men to make a difference in patient care as a pharmacist.  Now, he is tired of being disrespected and having doors to advancement shut in his face.  His main goal is to pass the officers test and gain a commission.  Then, everyone will respect him.  It is all he’s been working for the past three years, right?  As incidents pile on each other, Hutch becomes more and more angry and bitter.  Soon he lashes out at Georgie, she reacts childishly and their brief romance is ended.  His bitterness costs him his love, his friend and is starting to cost him his health.  What will it take to bring Hutch peace?
Fantastic!  That is one of many words I could use to describe this story.  Sarah Sundin is a very talented author, who makes the people of this story come alive right off the pages.  Georgie and Hutch both have changing and growing to accomplish on their own before they can be in a relationship together.  They both recognize they are content to be where God has placed them.  How many of us can say that?  They both must face their fears and are bolstered by their relationship with each other, but more importantly by their relationship with God.  I liked all the details of Army hospital life, the different locations of parts of the story, the history, and I fell in love with Lucia.  This story will make your heart swell with love and joy as Georgie and Hutch fall in love with each other and learn their God-given roles.
My rating is 5 stars.
Note:  I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book.  The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility.  Other reviews can be read at http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/ .  Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988, FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/lisa.johnson.75457

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