Still, as they cross the skies between Italy and southern France, evacuating the wounded and delivering paratroopers and supplies, every beat of their hearts draws them closer to where they don't want to go.
Can they confront the fears and misunderstandings in their pasts?
My take: Every summer, I eagerly anticipate the day when Sarah Sundin's latest novel will arrive in my mailbox. As I open the book, I'm transported back to World War II, and I find myself captivated from the beginning of the novel to the end. That's exactly what happened when I picked up In Perfect Time. I knew from past experience with author Sarah Sundin's novels that I would most likely love this one, too ... and I did!
In Perfect Time is flirtatious nurse Kay and prankster pilot Roger's story. I "knew" these two from the previous two books in this series, so it was fun to have them come to the forefront in In Perfect Time. Both Kay and Roger change dramatically through the novel, but the changes feel organic, not forced. Kay's journey to faith is very touching, especially in light of her background. (This also served as a reminder to me not to judge people—you never know what someone may have gone through to make her the way she is.) The romance is very sweet, if a bit frustrating at times. I often wanted to shake some sense into Roger, though I get why he acted as he did. And there is a great resolution to the romantic conflict, complete with a grand gesture that may have brought tears to my eyes.
I also loved seeing Mellie and Tom (With Every Letter) and Georgie and Hutch (On Distant Shores) again, and it was great to watch their stories resolve, as well. (Don't worry, though—while In Perfect Time is the third book in the Wings of the Nightingale series, you could easily read it without having read the previous novels. That said, you really should read the whole series because it's simply delightful!)
Taking place in Italy, India, France, and the United States, this story spans the globe as it covers the final years of World War II. While I'm sad to see the series end, I'm eagerly anticipating Sundin's new Waves of Freedom series—the first novel releases next summer!
My rating: 5 stars
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About the giveaway: Don't miss Sarah Sundin's hot-off-the-press novel, In Perfect Time. Publishers Weekly gives it an enthusiastic thumbs up: “Sundin excels at well-researched historical detail . . . with such accurate depictions of culture and setting that we are fully immersed in the times as well as in the story. The strength of relationships forged in war and the apprehension of God in times of trouble infuse this well-crafted novel with substance and light.”
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- The Wings of the Nightingale Series (With Every Letter, On Distant Shores, and In Perfect Time)
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