On Distant Shores by Sarah Sundin | Romantic Weekend Getaway Giveaway, Facebook Party and Blog Tour

Welcome to the campaign launch for Sarah Sundin‘s latest offering, On Distant ShoresWith her signature attention to detail and her talent for bringing characters together, Sarah Sundin weaves an exciting tale of emotion, action, and romance that will leave you wanting more.

Sarah is celebrating with a Romantic Weekend Getaway giveaway!

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One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A $200 Visa Cash Card (good for a perfect couple’s getaway)
  • With Every Letter and On Distant Shores by Sarah Sundin

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on September 2nd. Winner will be announced September 3rd at the “On Distant Shores” Author Chat Party on Facebook. During the party Sarah will be hosting a book chat, testing your trivia skills, announcing the winner of the Weekend Getaway, and giving away a ton of books, gift certificates, and more. Oh, and she’ll also be giving party goers an exclusive look at the next book in the Wings of the Nightingale series.

So grab your copy of On Distant Shores and join Sarah on the evening of September 3rd for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)

DON’T MISS A MOMENT OF THE FUN; RSVP TODAY. HOPE TO SEE YOU ON THE 3rd!

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{More about On Distant Shores}

Caught between the war raging around them and the battles within, two souls long for peace—and a love that remains true.

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 noncommissioned 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?

With her signature attention to detail and her talent for bringing characters together, Sarah Sundin weaves an exciting tale of emotion, action, and romance that will leave you wanting more.

Purchase a copy here.

Learn more at Sarah’s website.

Sarah Sundin

{More About Sarah Sundin}

Sarah Sundin is the author of eight historical novels, including “Anchor in the Storm.” Her novel “Through Waters Deep” was named to Booklist’s “101 Best Romance Novels of the Last 10 Years,” and her novella “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” in “Where Treetops Glisten” was a finalist for the 2015 Carol Award. A mother of three, Sarah lives in California, works on-call as a hospital pharmacist, and teaches Sunday school.

Find out more about Sarah at http://www.sarahsundin.com/.

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July 25, 2013

 

Press Release

Trusting God in the midst of trials

Sarah Sundin continues the action and romance of WWII in On Distant Shores

Seattle: Through the good and the bad, God wants us to rely on Him in every situation. Never was there a time so tenuous and uncertain as the battlefields of WWII, the setting for Sarah Sundin’s newest release in the Wings of the Nightingale series, On Distant Shores (Revell/August 1, 2013/ISBN: 978-0-8007-2082-7/$14.99). Sundin explores the uncertainty we face when life doesn’t go as planned, emphasizing the need to turn to God always. Sundin fittingly chose James 1:5-6 as the theme for the story: “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God… and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.”

With her eye for detail and flair for romance, Sundin weaves a captivating tale of two souls looking for peace in a time of conflict. Lt. Georgiana Taylor has everything she ever wanted: a close-knit family, a boyfriend back home and a challenging job as a flight nurse. A social butterfly, Georgie has always relied on others to make decisions, but with the war taking her thousands of miles from her loved ones, she must learn to turn to God for wisdom. And her life becomes even more complicated when she meets Army pharmacist Sgt. John Hutchinson in Sicily in July of 1943.

Hutch resents the lack of respect he gets as a noncommissioned serviceman and hates being away from his fiancée. Brought together by the perils of war, Hutch and Georgie grow closer as their lives back home fall apart. The lives they pictured for themselves crumble as life takes them down an unexpected route. Will the pressures of war destroy the fragile connection Hutch and George share?

Although set in a different era and place, Sundin’s characters wrestle with issues that continue to be prevalent in the twenty-first century. Georgie, as a nurse, outranks enlisted Hutch despite his bachelor’s in pharmacy. Like many couples today, Georgie and Hutch must work through the potential tensions of gender role-reversal in the workplace. Sundin hopes her characters’ struggles show readers how all relationships must be handled with the utmost care, respect, and humility.

Another underlying verse is Colossians 3:23, “Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.” Hutch battles with bitterness as his goals are continuously thwarted and the friction that comes with the chain of command. Like many of us when we face discord in the workplace, Hutch must learn to be content and work for God’s glory, not man’s.

Sundin has spent countless hours scouring WWII history books to give her stories an accurate picture of what life looked like for the characters in her books. She even had the chance to travel to Italy and southern France to visit various areas connected to WWII. “So much about the World War II era appeals to me — the music and fashions, the adventure and drama, and the inherent romance of living in uncertain times,” Sundin explains. “Also, the vast scope of the war inspires countless story ideas to explore.” Following With Every Letter (book 1, released last fall) and On Distant Shores, look for the final book in the Wings of the Nightingale series, In Perfect Time (August 2014).

Readers can connect with Sarah Sundin at her On Distant Shores Facebook party on September 3 at 8:00 PM EDT where she will chat with readers, answer questions, and give away books. Watch for more details on her Facebook page (SarahSundinAuthor). For more information on Sarah Sundin and her books, visit www.sarahsundin.com.

Advance Praise

“Sarah Sundin is a master of World War II romance! On Distant Shores swept me back seventy years into a whirlwind love story that took me to airfields, hospitals, and cities all over the Mediterranean. Kudos to Sarah for writing another exciting novel for those of us who love reading her historical fiction.” — Melanie Dobson, award-winning author of The Silent Order and Love Finds You in Mackinac Island, Michigan

“I love a great love story, all the more one that’s set during WWII. Sarah Sundin has given us both. You can’t help but care about her characters, and the romantic tension kept me turning the pages to the very end. It’s a fabulous addition to her Wings of the Nightingale series. I already can’t wait to read the next one.” — Dan Walsh, bestselling author of The Discovery, The Reunion, and The Dance

About the Author

Sarah Sundin is the author of On Distant Shores and With Every Letter in the Wings of the Nightingale series from Revell, and also the Wings of Glory series. In 2011, A Memory Between Us was a finalist in the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Awards, and Sundin received the Writer of the Year Award at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. She belongs to American Christian Fiction Writers, Christian Authors Network, and Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. Sundin plans to continue to focus on WWII for her upcoming series about three naval officers based in Boston during the early years of the war.

A graduate of UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy, Sundin works on-call as a hospital pharmacist. During WWII, her grandfather served as a pharmacist’s mate (medic) in the Navy, and her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force in England.

Sundin lives in northern California with her husband and three children. When she isn’t ferrying kids to tennis and karate, she teaches Sunday school and women’s Bible studies.

To keep up with Sarah Sundin, visit www.sarahsundin.com, become a fan on Facebook (SarahSundinAuthor) or follow her on Twitter (@sarahsundin) and Pinterest (sarahsundin).

Suggested interview questions

— The Wings of the Nightingale series is your second series set during World War II. What is it about this time in history that holds your fascination? Do you plan on writing about any other time periods in the future?

— If you could go back in time to any period, when (and where) would you go?

— You include a lot of specific details in your novels. What did your research process look like for the Wings of Nightingale series?

— Have you been able to travel to any of the locales featured in this series? If so, where to and where were your favorite places to go?

— What are some of the challenges your main characters, Georgie and Hutch, face, and what do you hope readers discover along with them?

— Hutch faces some disrespect and difficult coworkers in his position — how should we handle tension in the workplace?

— Friends play a major role in On Distant Shores. What qualities do you believe make a good friendship and what can we learn from the relationships within the story?

— Both of your lead characters come to realize that dreams change; how have your dreams changed?

— Many of the characters in your books are pilots, flight nurses, or deal with planes in some form. Are planes a hobby of yours? Do you have a background in the medical field?

— You didn’t become a writer overnight. What was your journey like that brought you to where you are today?

— Can you give readers a sneak peek at what’s to come in the next book in the series?

— How can readers join you for your September 3 Facebook party?

Sarah Sundin is available for interviews to promote the release of On Distant Shores. To request a review copy, schedule an interview or for more information, please contact Audra Jennings, audra@litfusegroup.com

Buzz

“Sarah Sundin is a master of World War II romance! On Distant Shores swept me back seventy years into a whirlwind love story that took me to airfields, hospitals, and cities all over the Mediterranean. Kudos to Sarah for writing another exciting novel for those of us who love reading her historical fiction.”—Melanie Dobson, award-winning author of The Silent Order and Love Finds You in Mackinac Island, Michigan

“I love a great love story, all the more one that’s set during WWII. Sarah Sundin has given us both. You can’t help but care about her characters, and the romantic tension kept me turning the pages to the very end. It’s a fabulous addition to her Wings of the Nightingale Series. I already can’t wait to read the next one.”—Dan Walsh, bestselling author of The Discovery, The Reunion, and The Dance

Reviews

  • HTTP://SOUTHERNGALLOVESTOREAD.BLOGSPOT.COM/2013/09/WAR-TIME-ROMANCE-CONTINUES-ON-DISTANT.HTML

    The Wings of the Nightingale series displays Sarah Sundin’s masterful touch in placing an intriguing romance right in the middle of a history lesson — without it feeling like a history lesson. Her attention to detail from personal knowledge and extensive research shines through and brings the story to life. Her characters face real-life challenges in their actions and their feelings that help the reader catch a personal glimpse of what it might have been like to serve on foreign shores.

    Written by Southern Gal Loves to Read on September 3, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2HQAAZ2K7GKMJ/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0800720822&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • ON DISTANT SHORES BY SARAH SUNDIN

    Are you in the mood to travel back in time to World War II and wrap yourself in a sweet romance? If so, add On Distance Shores by Sarah Sundin to your reading list!

    This book tells the story of a WWII nurse and a pharmacist who leave behind family, friends and fiancés and are drawn together in friendship during the war.

    You’ll enjoy watching their story unfold as the pressures of war changes their relationships with their loved ones and with each other. You’ll also wonder – will their faith be enough to sustain them through difficult times?

    Sarah Sundin has a knack for crafting historically accurate novels filled with relatable characters.

    If you love war dramas and have ever wondered what life in the Army was like for the men and women who served during WWII – this book’s for you!

    Written by Create With Joy on September 3, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.create-with-joy.com/2013/09/on-distant-shores-by-sarah-sundin.html

  • FROM PLANES TO PRESCRIPTIONS

    Sarah Sundin has written another wonderful World War II novel with On Distant Shores.

    While Georgie has Ward at home waiting for her and Hutch has Phyllis waiting for him you get the feeling that both Georgie and Hutch aren’t meant to be with either Ward or Phyllis. Neither of their significant others seem to comprehend their dedication to the war and the jobs they have.

    I can’t wait to see what Sarah has in store for us with the third novel in the series!

    Written by Suz @ Cows and Lasers and Everything in Between on September 3, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/?ie=UTF8&ref_=ya_your_reviews&sort_by=MostRecentReview

  • ON DISTANT SHORES

    I loved this book. Even though it is the second in the Wings of the Nightingale series it can be read alone. I think it is my favorite of all this author’s books I have read and I liked them all. I fell in love with Georgie and Hutch. The story held my attention from the beginning and I read it in one day. The characters and plot came alive. The author did a good job making you feel like you are actually there without overwhelming you with historical details. I could see it play out in my head. Georgie and Hutch face a variety of issues that could overwhelm anybody and they are part of the WWII effort. He is not an officer even though he is a Pharmacist. She is a flight nurse and an officer. I liked the spiritual aspect and how it was done just right not preachy. There were also some twists that I did not expect but it ended up okay. Great WWII Christian historical fiction book. Highly Recommended. :)

    Written by A Book Lover on September 2, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3S5XRHW9FKSCL/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • This is the second book in Sundin’s Wings of Glory series. I did not read the first one, but I still understood the book. I definitely recommend reading the first book as I think it would be a little more enjoyable when reading this one. The characters in this book were wonderful and easy to connect with. The story was great and this book was an easy, enjoyable read.

    I definitely recommend it to women who love historical, romantic novels.

    Written by All Meant To Shine on September 2, 2013 | e

  • ON DISTANT SHORES, ANOTHER MASTERPIECE BY SARAH SUNDIN!

    ON DISTANT SHORES is a story of loves lost and loves found. Set during WWII, it is the story I have been waiting for from Sarah Sundin. The story of Lt. Georgiana Taylor, a flight evac nurse, and Sgt. John (Hutch) Hutchinson, a pharmacist. There was no fraternization between officers and non-commissioned personnel allowed so how could the budding romance between Georgie and Hutch move to the next level? Or does it?

    Ms. Sundin is a master of WWII historic fiction. Not only does she create believable characters that the reader will fall in love with, but she weaves a romantic Christian thread throughout and you find yourself wondering what happens next with her characters long after you turn the last page.

    Sarah Sundin is without a doubt my favorite author of historical fiction!

    Written by All Things Are Possible on September 2, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A16DM3OEP4WX8J/ref=cm_pdp_rev_title_3?ie=UTF8&sort_by=MostRecentReview#R3H5CE45GAQ3H9

  • ON DISTANT SHORES WITH OUR GREATEST GENERATION

    Sarah Sundin’s attention to detail recreates the time period so wonderfully. Casa Blanca. The sunset over the Mediterranean. Italian children playing in a beachside village. A few carefree moments on the shore with coworkers who might not make it through the next flight.

    But though she helps me feel exactly what it would be like to administer an IV to a young patient on a moving C-47 cargo plane, she also helps me see the faces of those brave young men and women who formed what many have called Our Greatest Generation. They weren’t perfect. But their heroism and sacrifice never fail to touch my heart.

    Every Sarah Sundin novel is a beautiful tribute to their memory.

    Written by Renee @Doorkeeper on September 2, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://reneeannsmith.com/a/on-distant-shores-with-our-greatest-generation-wwii/

  • ON DISTANT SHORES

    I love Sarah Sundin’s World War II novels, and I’m especially enjoying the Wings of the Nightingale series because it spotlights flight nurses. This second novel is quite an eye-opener for it also focuses on the pharmacy profession and the difficulties that pharmacists experienced as they endeavored to garner the respect they deserved. Once again, Sundin has penned a story that swept me away to the early 1940s and kept me turning pages as fast as I could read them.

    Written by Mocha with Linda on September 1, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://mochawithlinda.blogspot.com/2013/09/on-distant-shores.html

  • ON DISTANT SHORES

    Sundin’s writing draws me in in a way that few authors can. I love her subject matter—World War II—and she fills her novels with historical details that could be boring but are instead captivating.

    I also love the way she writes romance. Georgie and Hutch’s romance was so fun to watch develop, and their trials seemed very realistic, not contrived. I cared about Georgie and Hutch as individuals, too—so it wasn’t only about the romance. Also, readers of With Every Letter will be happy to watch Tom & Mellie’s story continue, but the novel can be enjoyed without having first read With Every Letter.

    Written by Christian Chick’s Thoughts on September 1, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1ARJXN5TREINN/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • LOVE HER WRITING!

    Sarah Sundin is masterful at capturing the special WWII era. On Distant Shores is the latest foray into that generation…and with another flight nurse. Her depictions of flight nurses has convinced my daughter that is the career for her. And in this one her hero is a pharmacist — a job Sarah fills when she isn’t writing. Read this book and you will find rich characters, a setting you can see and touch, and a story that winds its way into your heart. All while reading about the Greatest Generation.

    Written by Cara Putman on August 31, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/ref=?ie=UTF8&action=preview

  • LIFTUSE’S BLOG TOUR OF SARAH SUNDIN’S ON DISTANT SHORES

    I was so excited to get my hands on this novel because I so enjoyed Georgie’s character from With Every Letter. And this novel was so good! In my opinion, Georgie was a wonderful heroine. Hutch, what can I say? His struggle was real. I could identify. No insta-love here. You’ve got that slow development that simmers underneath and leaves you sighing. You won’t be disappointed!

    Written by remaininhislove on August 30, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://remaininhislove.com/2013/08/30/2817/

  • FAMILAR BUT WORTH THE READ

    Several things were interesting to me. It showed the contrast between being an enlisted soldier and being an officer, but the love story takes a pattern that is familiar. Two people meet and are attracted. A misunderstanding happens and they draw apart. Then they are brought back together and express their love for each other. That said, this is a story that is worth reading. World War II generally makes for an interesting read. I realize that the gap between officers and enlisted is historical and has been around for centuries; but I found it to be very unfair. I came away with a great deal of respect for the doctors, nurses and pharmacists who were under fire. I do recommend this book.

    Written by Manifest Blog on August 30, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2TLIIO0876CNV

  • CAPTIVATING READ

    Another great captivating read by Sarah Sundin, she does not disappoint! We are able to look at some of the things that happened in the first book, but from another view point.
    With this book we are in Italy, and I felt the bombs hitting the shore. Sarah had me right in the middle of the war in this story. This is Lt. Georgiana Taylor’s story, and also Sgt. John Hutchinson. Fraternizing with an officer is not allowed. Never mind that John has more education than most of the other officers, they think the Pharmacy Corp is below them. Huh? Anyway Hutch and his Dad Stateside wage a battle to make Pharmacists Officers. Hard to have a romance when you are not allowed to be together…not even hold hands.

    Written by Maureen’s Musings on August 30, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1QZSMTK0QZA20/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ON DISTANT SHORES

    On Distant Shores has two main characters, Georgie, a flight nurse, and Hutch, a pharmacist in the military. It goes back and forth between the two showing things from their point of view. The story combines history and facts about the time all in a great story. I really enjoyed the book and fell in love with both Georgie and Hutch.

    Written by The Cutting Back Kitchen on August 29, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.cuttingbackkitchen.com/2013/08/28/book-review-on-distant-shores/

  • ON DISTANT SHORES BY SARAH SUNDIN BOOK REVIEW

    It was extremely easy to connect with the characters, and the plot was carried out flawlessly. It was also nice to see the battlefield through a woman’s perspective. Though it never got as bloody and gory as I know that it is out there, you still got a glimpse of what our men and women in the military go through every day. Reading this book made me even more grateful for what American soldiers do for me, and I hope to read more books like this in the future.

    Written by The Literary Maidens on August 29, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://theliterarymaidens.blogspot.com/2013/08/on-distant-shores-by-sarah-sundin-blog.html

  • LOVED THIS NOVEL AND HOW REAL IT FELT BEHIND THE FRONT LINES FOR FLIGHT NURSES!!!

    I love how Sarah can take you and place you right in the heart of the action in her novels. What I loved about this one was the character of Georgie and how despite her honesty in knowing she might not be in the best position, she tries valiantly to figure out how to make it work. At times she gives into her fears and then when called on it, tries to change. She contributes this to her inability to be able to make decisions and questions everything. She realizes that her family and even Ward have made all her decisions for her and she has merely went along, much like she did in following Rose. She’ll either need to confront her fear of making decisions or be honest enough to admit her short comings.

    Written by Reviews From The Heart on August 29, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R198OM756O8Z6S

  • I absolutely loved reading On Distant Shores. Anyone who loves World War II fiction would love this one as well! The historical information about the War era was amazing. Everything is so detailed, so vividly described that I have a clear insight about what the people in that era in history went through, and how they lived. And in a time of war, fighting and death, it was comforting to read about the romances that did happen during that time. Sarah Sundin is truly the Queen of World War II historical romance fiction. If you enjoy historical fiction, and WWII stories, you will love this one too!

    Written by Joy Hannabass on August 29, 2013 | e

  • ON DISTANT SHORES

    Second book in Sundin’s Wings of the Nightingale series, “On Distant Shores” is related from the perspective of World War 2 flight nurse Georgie Taylor and pharmacist John “Hutch” Hutchinson who become friends after meeting during their military assignments in Italy. If one has read the first novel in this series, some of the situations may seem familiar but I loved reading about the same events from a different viewpoint.

    Written by Daysong Reflections on August 28, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/RB138CM2IHNXS/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ON DISTANT SHORES BY SARAH SUNDIN

    Through airfield & hospital scenes, happy recreational times, and broken hearts, you will be drawn into the lives of the characters.
    If you haven’t read Book One yet, you will still be able to pick up Book Two and follow it. Having read Book One will help you understand the characters better, though.
    On Distant Shores is a great read. If you love Christian historical fiction, you’ll love this book.

    Written by Linda’s Lunacy on August 28, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2SRKZTTLR5RI1/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • EXCELLENT STORY!

    This story pulled me in and held my attention to the end. The facts about pharmaceutical compounds and how the hero created medicines was all quite fascinating. The characters had natural emotions and genuine spiritual struggles. Nothing felt stifled or sterilized. The whole issue of rank had to jab at poor Hutch’s masculinity. Georgie, the heroine, had spunk and probably blossomed the most in this story. I admired her from wanting to break free from the dependency that her family and the southern culture encouraged. She had guts that emerged from her trials. She had to change the way she thought about herself. It was a great example of God’s perspective renewing our minds. All in all, this was a fabulous story.

    Written by Healing Hearts book review blog on August 28, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://edgyinspirationalauthor.blogspot.com/2013/08/litfuse-publicity-presents-on-distant.html

  • REVIEW: ON DISTANT SHORES

    Sarah Sundin is a consummate author, whose passion and knowledge of the World War II era shine through on every page. Her attention to historical detail, combined with the ability to create interesting characters and an inspiring narrative, are amazing. Sarah’s books are automatic reads for me.

    Written by The Power of Words on August 28, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R315Y0119QSYOH

  • A GREAT BOOK FULL OF LESSONS AND LOVE!

    This book is filled with twists and turns and unexpected events…but, most importantly, it is filled with reminders that we cannot control what happens in our lives but we CAN control how we deal with them.

    This book was so well written, filled with romance and WWII history and had great reminders for my life around every corner! I couldn’t put it down until the last page was turned!

    Written by The Review Stew on August 27, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.thereviewstew.com/2013/08/book-review-on-distant-shores.html

  • ON DISTANT SHORES” BY @SARAHSUNDIN | ROMANTIC WEEKEND GETAWAY GIVEAWAY, FACEBOOK PARTY AND BLOG TOUR

    This is a book that I would give 10 stars to if I could. Sarah Sundin weaves a romantic story set during WWII. I was taken back in time to a different era where life was simpler and yet so much more complex in a way. Learn history as you watch Georgie and Hutch find their way among the fighting and perils of war. Excellent novel again!

    Written by Giveaway Lady on August 27, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://giveawaygal.blogspot.com/2013/08/on-distant-shores-by-sarahsundin.html

  • ON DISTANT SHORES BY SARAH SUNDIN { BOOK REVIEW & AUTHOR GIVEAWAY }

    Sarah Sundin has done it again! If you enjoy romantic historical romance, you will love her books. Her characters are believable and memorable, her settings are rich and descriptive, and her attention to and inclusion of historical detail and texture are remarkable. I loved diving into the love story of Georgie and Hutch, and was captivated by Sarah’s ability to seamlessly interweave themes of hope, war, romance, faith, and personal growth into one unforgettable tale. Georgie’s journey to find her own feet, and no longer allow others to direct her steps, really challenged my thinking, as did Hutch’s struggle to pursue good things for the glory of God rather than personal pride. Highly recommended!

    Written by The Homemade Creative on August 27, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.thehomemadecreative.com/2013/08/on-distant-shores-sarah-sundin-book-review-author-giveaway.html

  • LOVE AND LOSS IN THE MIDST OF WAR – BOOK REVIEW – “ON DISTANT SHORES”

    I have enjoyed all of Sarah Sundin’s books and I have to say that “On Distant Shores,” book 2 in her Wings of the Nightingale series, is her best book yet! I loved getting to read about the flight nurses once again and especially getting to know Georgie better. Georgie and Hutch are both such great main characters and Sarah does an excellent job of developing their friendship and feelings for each other throughout the story.

    Written by Moments on August 26, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://kristie-moments.blogspot.com/2013/08/love-and-loss-in-midst-of-war-book.html

  • ON DISTANT SHORES

    It’s good to read about some old nursing friends in WWII. It’s Georgie’s story this time.

    While this book is the second in the Wings of the Nightingale series, it’s a very good stand alone read. While reading With Every Letter first gives you some good background, it isn’t necessary to your enjoyment of this book.

    I’m looking forward to another book in this series. I really want to know Kay’s story.

    Written by sunny island breezes on August 26, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R21TTKFJ8L7GF4/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0800720822&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • ANOTHER GREAT READ FROM SARAH SUNDIN

    I love Sarah Sundin’s writing style, her books bring me back in time. What goes well with war? Nothing really, but a little romance certainly lightens the mood. As you read this book you’ll feel as if you’re in the war zone yourself as you hear shots fired, whizzing by your head, and as you find yourself wanting to give advice, to help the characters with their struggles and troubles.

    Once again, Sarah Sundin has written a keeper, this book is every bit as good as the first in the series, definitely a stand-alone read, but don’t short change yourself, read the first book as well!

    Written by Knits Reads and Reviews on August 26, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://knitsandreads.blogspot.com/2013/08/book-review-on-distant-shores.html

  • DELIGHTFUL WARTIME ROMANCE

    Just when I think Sarah Sundin has reached her storytelling peak, she surprises with a story that, to me, is her best yet! I love the Wings of the Nightingale series of the nurses who served in WWII, and with the exotic settings of the Mediterranean Theater, I feel like I’ve journeyed with friends.

    Georgie and Hutch are two of the most likable characters I’ve ever met—sassy Georgie from Virginia who falls apart in crisis and the determined, but good-natured Hutch, the pharmacist who gets no respect from the Army or his peers. The addition of Lucia, orphaned and injured by the war in her native Italy, tugged at the corners of my heart.

    Throw in a few picnics on the beach, stargazing through Hutch’s telescope, and love knots to untangle, and you have the recipe for a delightful love story! Bravo, Sarah!

    Written by Those Were The Days on August 26, 2013 | e
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  • ON DISTANT SHORES

    This was an awesome book. Sarah Sundin writes so well, that I felt I was right there with the characters, experiencing what they were going through. This book had a sweet love story, and the historic aspect was also very good and very informative. World War II is an era of history that I find fascinating, but I really don’t know a whole lot about it. I feel that even though this was a work of fiction, I learned a lot. The dramatic events in this book left me on the edge of my seat. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves the era of World War II or to anyone who loves a good, clean, action-packed, sweet romance. Great job Sarah, I loved it.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.

    Written by Melina’s Book Blog on August 26, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A3GT6AKKEFZUI3/ref=cm_cr_pr_auth_rev?ie=UTF8&sort_by=MostRecentReview

  • GREAT HISTORIAL READ

    On Distant Shores by Sarah Sundin is the second Wings of the Nightingale series. I love historical fiction and I find facts from the second World War interesting because it really was not that long ago. Sundin has done some incredible research and knows her stuff! I enjoyed the characters in this book but some of the doctor/nurse stuff made me squirm-I could never be a nurse. In any case the main story line is great, the tension during the war and between the characters is realistic. This book was longer than I thought but it does cover a few years time during the war. It really takes you back to the time period and throws you right into the war, which is difficult to do, this author impresses me.

    Written by I Hope You Dance on August 26, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R34233BLAA0HMM/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • WONDERFUL READ

    I really loved this book and I can’t wait to read what happens next. If you love romance books and also books where the main characters grow then this is the book for you!

    Written by The World As I See It on August 26, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://bit.ly/1c9CoxX

  • SUPERB WRITING/AMAZING STORY!

    Sarah Sundin has just risen to the top of my list of favorite Historical Romance authors! In On Distant Shores (book two of her Wings of The Nightingale series), Sundin does a splendid job of capturing the WWII era. This book moves fast and is full of action, heartbreak, romance and the reality of the war zone. I absolutely LOVE Sundin’s characters! She brings them alive and very shortly into the book, they feel like your best friends. In a few short pages, Sundin takes you back to the early 1940′s and with her vivid description transports you to another time and another place full of adventure. Her portrayal of Georgie’s and Hutch’s growth and transformation due to their faith and trust in God is clear. Thank you Sarah for sharing your exceptional gift!

    Written by Mother Of Three on August 26, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/AG8L0K3H4O50T?ie=UTF8&ref_=cm_cr_thx_pdp

  • AMAZING LOVE & WAR STORY

    This really was an awesome story about the sacrifices that the people who served in our World Wars gave and it really breaks my heart when the people that they leave behind cannot wait for them. I really don’t understand things like this but I guess it happens. If you don’t think you can wait for someone, I think it’s best to tell them that up front before they go instead of them getting a Dear John letter in the middle of a war.

    Written by Mary’s Cup of Tea on August 24, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com/2013/08/on-distant-shores-book-tour-giveaway.html

  • BOOK REVIEW: “ON DISTANT SHORES” BY SARAH SUNDIN

    I enjoy stories about World War II. It was a tragic time yet there was always hope as well. Into this era Ms. Sundin has given us a new appreciation for pharmacists and flight nurses! I never knew that these men and women had such critical roles. I like history and, even though she won’t admit it, I think Sarah Sundin is secretly a historian. It is her attention to details that help draw you into the story as well, of course, as her marvelous characters. Ms. Sundin makes you feel as though you are there in every battle, experiencing every life threatening moment and feeling intense relief when it is finished.

    Written by Vic’s Media Room on August 24, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2Z6JSO5EZD1G7

  • According to the back of the book, “During WWII, her grandfather served as a pharmacist’s mate (medic) in the Navy and her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force in England.” Whether grandpa told stories about his time in the war, or whether his involvement spurred Sundin to research the pharmacist angle on the war, clearly Sundin knows what she is writing about.

    Written by Footprints in the Butter on August 24, 2013 | e

  • ON DISTANT SHORES BY SARAH SUNDIN

    This second novel is just as enticing with the combination of romance and war. I fell in love with Georgie and Hutch. They were very different in personality and character, but uniquely alike in their dreams and purpose. All this combines to create an enjoyable historical romance.

    Written by The Knowlton Nest on August 24, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/RAKHPJ6K7SZYY/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • I ALWAYS WISH FOR A FEW MORE CHAPTERS!

    Two thumbs up to Sarah Sundin for giving us yet another memorable WW2 love story with irresistible characters you’ll not soon forget! If anything this one tops even her previous novels and that is something!

    ‘On Distant Shores’ will take you right into the War theater, you’ll hear the shells sweeping by, feel the heat of incendiary bombs and inhale the dust. Never one to miss sharing a bit of archeology and a good dose of faith, Sarah’s novels should not be missed!

    This is July 1943, the Italians have surrendered and the Allied Forces are digging in whilst the Germans fight back with all their might. Any victory is acquired by sheer desperation and supplies are often trickling in, as we discover for mere aspirin!

    Sarah Sundin has become a master storyteller of unforgettable WW2 romances set amidst the hardship of the front lines and we love her for it! These were times when tomorrow was uncertain and any little joy was to be grasped with both hands.

    Written by (Live and) Dream a little dream on August 23, 2013 | e
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  • ON DISTANT SHORES

    I have long been a fan of Ms. Sundin’s World War II romances, and this book was no different. I fell in love with Georgie and Hutch and their war-time relationship. I couldn’t help but feel for them as they faced real-life dilemmas and tried to solve them. I inhaled this book in a matter of hours – and can’t wait for the next book in the series, coming in March 2014.

    Written by Laura Hilton on August 22, 2013 | e
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  • ON DISTANT SHORES BY SARAH SUNDIN

    After meeting Georgie (and briefly Hutch) in With Every Letter, I was really excited to see how their story would play out. They had so much going against them (they were both engaged to other people, officers and and enlisted men were not allowed to fraternize, and they were in the middle of a war) so I was very curious as to how they would make this relationship work. And while it was difficult they found a way which made a very beautiful story. There were so many little things I loved in this book and they all came together to form a beautiful, emotional story that joined all of Sarah Sundin’s other books on my favorites list!
    I once again made a playlist of the songs mentioned in the book which you can find here:http://grooveshark.com/#!/playlist/On+Distant+Shores/89451933

    Written by Christian Novels on August 22, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R31V3GSIUBBYDG

  • ON DISTANT SHORES BY SARAH SUNDIN

    A Great Second book in the series Wings of the Nightingale. You don’t have to read the first to enjoy the second but You will want to read the first becasue they are both really good books. This book will please the history buffs but even people who aren’t history buffs will enjoy this story because it is so well written.

    Written by A Room Without Books is Empty on August 22, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://detweilermom.blogspot.com/2013/08/on-distant-shores-by-sarah-sundin.html

  • BOOKSHELVES & WINDOWS

    At the heart of this novel, Georgie and Hutch learn to set goals, face their fears, and, ultimately, look to God for answers so they could grow into the people God intended them to be. They learn that peace can only be found when we are following God’s will for our lives, and not our own. Overall, Sundin takes us on a wonderful journey through the ups and downs of Georgie and Hutch’s lives in the midst of war.

    Written by Cassie on August 21, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://bookshelvesandwindows.wordpress.com/2013/08/19/on-distant-shores-by-sarah-sundin-review-romantic-weekend-getaway-giveaway-facebook-party-and-blog-tour/

  • ON DISTANT SHORES

    As with the first book in this series I found myself sucked into to the story. I usually don’t read books from this time period but since I loved the first book, I thought I would give this a go as well and was not disappointed. One thing I liked was the that it took place in Italy and the medical background of the characters. It had to be hard to be so far from home in such a difficult situation. I think the author did a good job of developing the characters and setting the scene and tone of this book. There was plenty of excitement in this book to keep you turning the pages and staying up late into the night. I recommend this book to all. One more note is that I could imagine this story happening in real life during that time period.

    Written by Griperang’s Bookmarks on August 21, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://griperangsbookmarks.blogspot.com/

  • THE STORY WAS FANTASTIC!

    I really loved the characters in On Distant Shores. I loved how Georgie and John had struggles and issues they had to work on. They felt very real and I couldn’t help but care about them.

    Written by Christian Bookshelf Reviews on August 21, 2013 |e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2G7KE9GNRI0G2/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • “ON DISTANT SHORES” BY @SARAHSUNDIN | ROMANTIC WEEKEND GETAWAY #GIVEAWAY, FACEBOOK PARTY AND BLOG TOUR @LITFUSE

    The second installment in Sarah Sundin’s “Wings of a Nightingale” series returns us to the nurses of the 802nd Medical Air Evacuation Transportation Squadron. This time, we become more acquainted with Georgie as she struggles with her fears and feelings of inadequacy. She has spent her life having others make decisions for her, and she finds it difficult to stand on her own two feet. At times, I became frustrated with her and wanted to pull her out of the book and shake her, but it was nice seeing her become a believable character with real flaws. Hutch, with his impatience and need for recognition, is someone to whom most can relate. Although I am not the type who cries over books, when Georgie saluted Lieutenant Cassidy, I had to stop to wipe away tears.

    Written by The Self-Taught Cook on August 21, 2013 | e
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  • ON DISTAANT SHORES BY SARAH SUNDIN BOOK REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

    Lt. Georgiana has a job as a flight nurse and she loves it. She meets Sgt. John Hutchinson and that is when their trouble begins. They have felt betrayed during their lives and it will be hard to trust each other again.

    Written by 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! on August 20, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://3partnersinshopping.blogspot.com/2013/08/on-distant-shores-by-sarah-sundin.html

  • THE DETAILS IN THIS BOOK MAKE IT SPECIAL

    There were enough unexpected events in the book that it really kept me guessing. Sundin really captured the emotions of women and culture from the 1940′s. When women took the initiative to be directly involved in the war effort, I’m sure that they put up with a lot of condescension from the men in their lives. Georgie, the female main character, definitely struggles with that issue. I really enjoyed this book and hope to read more by Sarah Sundin.

    Written by Savings in Seconds on August 20, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.savingsinseconds.com/on-my-bookshelf-on-distant-shores-by-sarah-sundin/

  • WELCOME TO THE BLOG TOUR: ON DISTANT SHORES!

    Pharmacists and nurses played very vital roles during war time, and quite frankly, were dismissed in news reels, etc. They Provided a great service, as enlisted men and women. And thanks to Sarah, they have finally been acknowledged and appreciated. Without them, many soldiers would have perished. I enjoyed learning a lot about this field of work. It’s quite complicated and you must have a great deal of medical knowledge to be a pharmacist and a nurse. Doctors would be nothing without them.

    Written by My Daily Trek on August 20, 2013 | e

  • ON DISTANT SHORES

    The main characters of On Distant Shores are Georgie and Hutch, a flight nurse and a pharmacist, both working on the front lines of the war. It has been interesting to learn more about the World War II flight nursing program in this series, and this particular book focuses on the challenges of war-time pharmacists as well. The other “educational” element of the story had to do with astronomy.

    In addition to the “I didn’t know that!” moments throughout the book, I also appreciated the real-to-life struggles that Georgie and Hutch each had to deal with. In reading novels, I like to see the [fictional] characters overcome challenges in a believable way that can translate to similar situations or trials in my own life.

    A well-written story makes me think, and hopefully, grow.

    Written by Ramblin’ Roads on August 20, 2013 | e
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  • *ON DISTANT SHORES*

    It is authors like Sarah Sundin who are helping us to learn our history and sparking the desire in us to hear the stories of the men and women who lived through those days.
    By creating vivid characters and doing extensive research, then marrying the plot and the people together, Sarah is giving us an engaging series of books!

    Georgie and Hutch are people we would love to be friends with, likable from the first time you meet them. They, like us, still have a lot of maturing and learning to do, and few things push you further and test you more than a war zone and the struggles and losses that war brings. Watching them change and be sanctified, conformed into the image of Christ, through this 426 page novel is what makes the story so wonderful!

    Written by Found a Christian by His Grace on August 20, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://foundachristianbyhisgrace.blogspot.com/2013/08/on-distant-shores.html

  • ON DISTANT SHORES

    When it comes to stories set during World War II, there’s no other author whose books I’d rather read than Sarah Sundin’s. On Distant Shores, the latest book in the Wings of the Nightingale series, has romance and breathtaking war-time action that make it 400 plus pages of page-turning bliss.

    Written by Black ‘n Gold Girl’s Book Spot on August 19, 2013 | e
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  • ON DISTANT SHORES

    MY THOUGHTS ON THE BOOK: I am a huge fan of historical fiction and really enjoy a well written on. On Distant Shores is one of the most beautifully written stories I have read in a while. Sundin knows her subject and writes in such a way that the reader tends to forget thtat this is fiction. This is not one of those totally predictable romances. It is a wonderful story filled with excitement, heart ache, faith, romance, and life lessons learned by the two main characters, Georgie and Hutch. I am looking forward to Sundin’s next book in the series. This book is a must read.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell and Litfuse Publicity Group as part of their blogger review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions

    Written by Karen’s Korner on August 19, 2013 | e
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  • ON DISTANT SHORES BY SARAH SUNDIN

    Sarah Sundin has done her homework about World War II. As Sundin writes you are taken not only to meet characters but places and settings. Readers will enjoy having the excitement of battles and daring situations without having to deal with “blood and gore” descriptions.
    Both Georgie and Hutch have weaknesses that can only be fixed by surrendering to God. Even though it seems for a time that being together will fix the problems, both will come to realize that while love and friendship are gifts from God, the only thing someone can really rely on is God Himself.

    Written by Book Reviews on August 18, 2013 | e
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  • “ON DISTANT SHORES” BY SARAH SUNDIN

    Continuing with the wide cast of characters created in With Every Letter, On Distant Shores returns you to the drama unfolding within the military during World War II. As if fighting Hitler, Mussolini, hunger, heat, and disease weren’t enough, Hutch also fights inequality within our very own military. I’ve never before heard of the pharmacists’ fight to become recognized as officers, and it’s fascinating. Who would’ve thought that such a respected and important profession would have faced such barriers? I didn’t – but because of Sundin’s creative story, I enjoyed expanding my education!

    Written by A Nest in the Rocks on August 17, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/697491377

  • ON DISTANT SHORES REVIEW

    An amazing novel. Very exciting page after page.Sarah Sundin is a fantastic author that has brought alive Georgie like no author author in her genre could have.

    Written by A Simple Life,really?! on August 17, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://asimplelifereally.blogspot.com/2013/08/litfuse-review-on-distant-shores.html

  • REVIEW: ON DISTANT SHORES

    Sundin does a good job of describing life for GIs in Sicily during WWII. Promoting Christianity is definitely part of Sundin’s aim.

    Written by This That and the Other Thing on August 17, 2013 | e

  • BOOK REVIEW: ON DISTANT SHORES

    For WWII romances, no one does it better than Sarah Sundin. Her novels capture the courage and determination of the era as well as portraying a depth of faith and love. Her latest novel, On Distant Shores, book 2 in the Wings of The Nightingale series, follows flight nurses and evacuation hospital staff as the US army invades Italy. Filled with complex and endearing characters and real life army experiences, this novel is one you don’t want to miss.

    Written by By The Book on August 17, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://rbclibrary.wordpress.com/2013/08/17/book-review-on-distant-shores/

  • OVERALL A REALLY GREAT STORY!!!

    I can’t wait for more!!! Over all On Distant Shores is filled with great messages, beautiful characters, adventurous and lovely stories, and some twists and surprises to boot! So if your looking for a romance that’s a little bumpy, action that takes you into the sky, humility that grounds the characters, friendships that get ya through, changes that rock your world and shift your dreams, and shows that God will see you through; this is definitely the book for you!

    Written by ASC Book Reviews on August 16, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://ascphotosanddesigns.blogspot.com/2013/08/on-distant-shores-review.html

  • ONE OF SUNDIN’S BEST!

    I fell in love with this story. From the sweeping Italian countryside, to the romance blooming in the hearts of the main characters, to the brilliance of a World War II backdrop, “On Distant Shores” is one of those sagas that reads like a movie: bright and vibrant in the mind’s eye.

    Written by Writing for Christ on August 16, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://enjoyingthewritingcraft.blogspot.com/2013/08/one-of-sundins-best-on-distant-shores.html

  • “ON DISTANT SHORES” BY @SARAHSUNDIN | ROMANTIC WEEKEND GETAWAY GIVEAWAY, FACEBOOK PARTY AND BLOG TOUR

    Sarah’s second book in this series does not disappoint. With no error for detail Sarah paints a vivid picture of the Italian countryside, which I loved, since I am Italian. Not only is the Italian countryside so real you can touch it, so is the WWII back drop.
    As the romance blossoms between the characters you get to know them personally, and you feel what they do.

    I highly recommend this book.

    Written by Radiant Light on August 15, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://frommipov.blogspot.com/2013/08/on-distant-shores-by-sarahsundin.html

  • SLOW START, FABULOUS END!

    On Distant Shores is a great historical romance will tons of action, twists and turns and an ending I never saw coming. While it got off to a slow start for me, it definitely made up for it in the end.

    Written by The IE Mommy on August 15, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R217GIHT46ZZ52

  • ON DISTANT SHORES

    Sarah Sundin depicts themes such as faith, fears, love, redemption, and realizing where our true fulfillment comes from, God and God alone. You will travel all over Europe on many fronts; pictures of action with adventure are painted vividly along with places most likely seen by many in the war. Plus a challenge lies in the pages too and as for what that challenge is you’ll need to read the book!

    Written by Seeking with all Yur heart on August 15, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/2013/08/on-distant-shore-wings-of-nightgale.html

  • ON DISTANT SHORES BY SARAH SUNDIN

    Sarah Sundin has become one of the authors that I anticipate reading when I hear that she has a new book about to come out. She has done such a good job writing about the wars and including some romance in there, too. I can’t imagine the amount of time she has spent in research. She includes even little details that are quite important to the story but still makes it flow seamlessly.

    Written by When life gets you down…read a book on August 11, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://hopintomyworld.blogspot.com/2013/08/on-distant-shores-by-sarah-sundin.html