From the Back Cover
Can they overcome the past to find a brighter future together?
Major Jack Novak has never failed to meet a challenge--until he meets army nurse Lieutenant Ruth Doherty. When Jack lands in the army hospital after a plane crash, he makes winning Ruth's heart a top-priority mission. But he has his work cut out for him. Not only is Ruth focused on her work in order to support her orphaned siblings back home, she also is determined not to give her heart to any man.
As the danger and tension of World War II rise to a fever pitch, Jack and Ruth will need each other more than ever. Can Jack break down her defenses? Or are they destined to go their separate ways?
From the English countryside to the perilous skies over France, A Memory Between Us takes you on a journey through love, forgiveness, and sacrifice.
My take on this book:
A Memory Between Us is set in England in 1943. Its a WWII historical fiction that is rich with detail, believable characters, and a story that gives us a glimpse of the wars aviation history.
Jack Novak is a cocky self assured pilot, he has always loved to fly and enjoys being in the military.He has two other brothers that are military men as well, one just being sent home due to an injury. Back at home in California his dad is a preacher, and it has just been expected that Jack will become a minister as well.
When Jack is injured during a maneuver he lands in a military hospital where he meets Lt. Ruth Doherty a nurse at the hospital. She has had a difficult life, with both parents deceased, she sends all her money home to support her younger brothers and sisters. She has problems in her past that makes her determined to keep all men at arms length, but her kind and compassionate spirit soon has Jack falling for her. Will the issues she has hidden in her past keep them apart, or can Jack find a way to win her heart?
This was a very fast paced story rich with such details about the war that you can really envision Jack as he pilots his plane and the sheer determination he felt when he needed to get the job done, and the pain and anguish when he felt as if he let a friend down. When Jack and Charlie take Ruth and May up for their flight and show them around you feel as if your right there with them.
I really enjoyed the secondary characters and their stories, when I read May's backstory my heart broke for her and when Ruth realized how similar their backgrounds were she finally let May in, and finally has a friend. I really enjoyed the little lessons from the bible we are given thruout this book, I particularly enjoyed Ruth comparing Jack to Boaz.
Even though this book is the second in the Wings Of Glory series this is a totally stand alone novel, even though I didn't read the first one I had no problem getting right into this story.
An intriguing story filled with emotion. I can't wait to read the next book in this amazing series!
"Available September 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing."
Thanks Donna for providing me a copy of this book for review.
Sarah Sundin presents The Movies and Memories Giveaway in honor of book 2 in the Wings of Glory series. A Memory Between Us is available for purchase wherever fine books are sold. From the English countryside to the perilous skies over France, A Memory Between Us takes you on a journey through love, forgiveness, and sacrifice.
To celebrate Sarah is giving one lucky winner A Movie and Memory Prize Package! One grand prize winner will receive:
* Make-your-own-photo book from Mypublisher.com (Capture your own Memories)
* Netflix Subscription (New or Nostalgic Movies delivered right to your house)
* Starbucks gift card (To keep your engine revvin’)
*Gourmet chocolate (A favorite in the 1940’s and now)
* British specialty teas in carved wooden box (Timeless tradition)
* Miniature model of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber & C-47 cargo plane (Everyone needs a few toy planes)
*Big Band music CD (Break out your dancing shoes)
* WWII authentic poster playing cards (Cards – a perfect game for two)
* Keep Calm and Carry On (Uplifting sayings WWII, a boost for troubled times)
To enter simple click on the icons below (contest runs 9/27 - 10/17!)