On Distant Shores by Sarah Sundin | Book Review by Loraine Nunley

Synopsis from back of book

Lt. Georgiana Taylor has everything she could want.  A boyfriend back home, a loving family, and a challenging job as a flight nurse.  But in July 1943, Georgie’s cozy life gets more complicated when she meets pharmacist Sgt. John Hutchinson.

Hutch resents the lack of respect he gets as a non-commissioned serviceman and hates how the war keeps him from his fiancée.  While Georgie and Hutch share a love of the starry night skies over Sicily, their lives back home are falling apart. Can they weather the hurt and betrayal? Or will the pressures of war destroy the fragile connection they’ve made?

My review:

What a wonderful way to have a history lesson.  The detailed research that this author does for her books is so interesting.  I really learned a lot about pharmacists in WW2.  Things that I wouldn’t have thought about.  Added to that was a good romance and I loved it!

Georgie is such a wonderful character.  I loved her sunny personality and the way she strived to bring joy to others around her.  I also loved watching her grow from a people pleaser to a strong independent God pleaser.  She was such a great balance to Hutch.

I also enjoyed reading about Hutch.  His had a quieter personality, but was unwavering in doing what he thought was right.  His pride gets him into trouble, but I enjoyed watching him grow as he learns to put his pride aside for the bigger things God has in store for him.

What I enjoyed most about this book Georgie’s growth in both her independence and her love for Hutch without sacrificing the wonderful personality that she started with.

What I didn’t like about this book: Nothing.  I thought this was a really good story.

My rating:  5 out of 5 stars

Would I recommend this book to others?  Definitely.  This author has a real gift for giving entertaining historical details coupled with wonderful characters and story lines.  This is the second book in the series and my favorite so far.  It is a standalone book, but I would recommend reading the first in this series beforehand as you will see some of the same people from that book in this one.

Where can I learn more about this author and their books?

Sarah Sundin, author website

-Loraine Nunley

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