Thursday, October 14, 2010

Review: A Memory Between Us

A Memory Between Us
By Sarah Sundin
Publication date: September 1, 2010

My review:

The second book in the Wings of Glory series focuses on Major Jack Novak, the charming older brother of Walt Novak, briefly introduced in A Distant Melody. While Jack is hospitalized for an injury he meets Ruth Doherty, an army nurse with trust issues. Jack is immediately drawn to Ruth but he has his work cut out for him as Ruth has been deeply hurt. Jack is used to succeeding in whatever he tries and his goals include getting Ruth to fall in love with him. 

A Memory Between Us is set in WWII England and like the first book in the series it features interesting historical detail both about the war and about daily life. I enjoyed learning about what nurses went through for training and the challenges they faced to care for their patients. What makes this book stand out however is the authentic characters. In Jack and Ruth, Sarah Sundin has created two relatable and flawed characters that go through believable situations. Often in Christian fiction, characters seem to change very quickly but Jack's overcoming his pride and Ruth's journey to self forgiveness and trust are portrayed very realistically as an ongoing process. Sarah Sundin is a new name in Christian fiction and one that should make the to-read lists of historical fiction readers. I would suggest this to fans of Bodie Thoene and Tracie Peterson.

Readalikes: The Zion Covenant series by Bodie Thoene, Judith Pella's The Daughters of Fortune series, Tracie Peterson, Elyse Larson, Julie Lessman

Thanks to LitFuse for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour. Please check out the tour website to view other reviews and to enter Sarah Sundin's Movies and Memories Giveaway. 

Sarah is giving one lucky winner A Movie and Memory Prize Package! One grand prize winner will receive:

* Make-your-own-photo book from (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)

 (contest runs 9/27 - 10/17!)

To enter, click on the button below (it will take you to the blog tour website)


  1. I realllly need to try this series. I love the 40s.

  2. Christina - thank you so much for your fantastic review. I'm glad you enjoyed Jack & Ruth's story! Personally, I've found God's change in me to be an ongoing process too - and far from complete :)


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