Monday, August 18, 2014

In Perfect Time: Wings of The Nightingale Book 3 By Sarah Sundin

 I received this book from Litfuse Publicity for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Book Description:  

Bold, sophisticated, and flirtatious, Army Air Force flight nurse Lt. Kay Jobson collects hearts wherever she flies, leaving men pining in airfields all across Europe. So how can ruggedly handsome C-47 pilot Lt. Roger Cooper be all but immune to her considerable charms? In fact, he seems to do everything he can to avoid her.

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?

Sarah Sundin seamlessly weaves together emotion, action, and sweet romance into a tale that transcends time and calls us to believe in the power of love.

My Thoughts: 

In Perfect Time is the third book in this stand alone series, The Wings of The Nightingale, by Sarah Sundin. In this book,  Army Air Force flight nurse Lt. Kay Jobson loves to have a good time and date. She finds a man in every airfield across Europe where she flies. Kay has not met any man that could resist her charms except for Pilot Roger Cooper, he tries to avoid her all together. Kay and Roger find themselves brought together by Roger sharing his faith, which Kay walked away from years ago as her father was a minister. As Kay listens to Roger and finds out that what her father had told her all those years ago was not the whole truth, Kay finds herself transforming because of God's Grace. As Kay changes, Roger sees Kay in a whole different light but neither one of them believes they are worthy because of things in their past.

In Perfect Time is the first book in this series I have read and I am glad I did. As a fan of Christian Historical Fiction I was drawn to this book. Sarah Sundin writes with authority on Army Air Force Nurses, and Pilots during WWII, about Europe and America during this time, and the lives of the residents and soldiers of this time.Although this is a fiction book, much of it is historically accurate. I learned so much about medical professionals and pilots during this time and it is fascinating. As I read I felt like I was there watching the events unfold. I really enjoyed the characters in this book, especially Nurse Lt. Kay Jobson because of her journey to finding her faith again and opening her heart to first Jesus and then Roger. Her journey is something real that a lot of people go through. I had a hard time putting this book down, once I started reading I was drawn in until the end. It is the third book in this series but each of the books is catagorized as stand alone books, and they truly are. As I read I didn't feel like I was missing anything or behind on details. I do want to read the other two books to get the stories of some of the other characters in this book. I really did enjoy this book and I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian Historical Fiction, especially WWII books. I cannot wait to read more book by Sarah Sundin. I give this book 4 STARS.

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.”

Sarah is celebrating the release of her book with a fun giveaway!

One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A Kindle HDX
  • The Wings of the Nightingale Series (With Every Letter, On Distant Shores, and In Perfect Time)
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 24th. Winner will be announced August 25th at Sarah's blog.

Don't miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to visit Sarah's blog on the 25th to see if you won! (Or better yet, subscribe to her blog and have the winner announcement delivered to your inbox!)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

The Traitor's Heir:The Knight of Eldaran #1 By Anna Thayer

I received this book from Kregel Publications for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Book Description:  

Like many from his village, young Eamon Goodhand dreamed of joining the Gauntlet, the army of the overlord Eldered. Now he is about to complete his training and swear his loyalty to Eldered and his commanders, the Hands, who uphold Eldered's tight control of the land.

Entering into the service of the Gauntlet, Eamon's gifts, particularly his potent Sight, quickly become valuable to his superiors and he advances to the command rank at a speed that arouses the suspicions of fellow officers.

However, Eldered's bloody rule, and Eamon's personal friendships, start to challenge the young soldier's assumptions about what might be true, and worthy of service. And soon Eamon must conceal a fatal secret: he is sworn to both Eldered and to Hughan, the rightful king of the land. Yet he may not forswear the vows he has uttered in all good faith so however he serves, his name will be traitor.

As tensions and military skirmishes increase, Eamon finds himself trusted by both his masters. How can he possibly maintain his integrity, act justly to his fellow officers of the Gauntlet, and act on behalf of all the warring people of the land?

My Thoughts: 

The Traitor's Heir is the debut novel of Anna Thayer. The Traitor's Heir is the first book in her series, The Knight of Eldaran, and it is a good book.  I do not read a lot in the Fantasy Genre but there are a few that I enjoy and The Traitor's Heir is one of them.  When I read the book description and the fact that this is Anna Thayer's debut book, well I really wanted to read it.  Eamon Goodhand wants nothing more than to be part of the Gauntlet, the army of Eldered, an overlord who took the kingdom long ago. Eamon has second thoughts about joining the Gauntlet after talking to a friend of his and then decided when another of their friends tells him what the Gauntlet has in store for him and Eamon swears the oath and his loyalty to Eldered. As his superiors realize the strong gift of Sight Eamon has they are quick to move him up the ranks, which causes fellow officers to be suspicious. After his ship is taken over, Eamon and another soldier are captured and taken to a village. There Eamon gets a big shock, a friend who he thought gone, was standing there in front of him. Hughan is alive and is the rightful king of the land. Eamon finds himself sworn to Eldered and to Hughan, no mater who he serves he is a traitor.

The Traitors Heir is a great book.  Anna Thayer did a fantastic job creating this whole world of fantasy. Anna Thayer transplants her readers into this world with vivid descriptions, high action, and suspense. As I read this book, I felt like I was there experiencing the events with our characters. From start to finish this book kept my attention and moved at a great pace. There are many twists and turns throughout that really keeps the reader guessing. As someone who doesn't read much in the Fantasy genre I found myself really enjoying this book. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fantasy like The Lord of The Rings and Narnia, you will not be disappointed. I look forward to reading the rest of the books in this trilogy. I give this book 4 STARS.

The Egyptian Princess: A Story of Hagar By KD Homberg

I received this audiobook for no charge from the author and Celebrate Lit Blogger Program in exchange for my honest review of this audiobook...