Litfuse Blog Tour: On Distant Shores (Wings of the Nightingale, Book 1) by Sarah Sundin

On Distant Shores
by Sarah Sundin
Copyright 2013
Revell Books
ISBN: 9780800720827
The Story:
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. 

My Thoughts:
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. Unlike many series' that I have read, this book covers the same timeline as the first book, With Every Letter, AND includes characters we previously met while still being utterly surprising and entertaining.

Flight Nurse, Georgiana Taylor went against her family's and fiance's wishes and followed her best friend, Rose, to war. In the midst of intense fighting, she begins to second guess her decision to become a nurse but with faith and a little help from her new friend, John Hutchinson aka Hutch, she battles through her insecurities while abroad.  Hutch, isn't without his own problems, believing that he and his fellow Army pharmacists will never get the respect or the recognition they deserve. Both Georgie and Hutch overcome extreme hurdles in their personal lives and in the army and find a love that neither were looking for.

On Distant Shores captures the sisterly bond of the female nurses during combat in a realistic and intriguing way. The unpredictability of war and even the fickleness of nature amplify the danger for Georgie and her patients. From one page to the next I never knew what was coming! I could not put this book down. I liked the romance of With Every Letter a bit more than what took place in this story but still I have no qualms about recommending this book to anyone who loves Christian fiction.

To read what others are saying about the book GO HERE.

To purchase a copy of the book from Amazon, GO HERE.

 ~ My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

 *I received a complimentary copy of this book for review from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.*

Meet the Author:
Sarah Sundin is the author of "With Every Letter" and the Wings of Glory series. In 2011, A "Memory Between Us" was a finalist in the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Awards, and Sarah received the Writer of the Year Award at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. A graduate of UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy, she 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. Sarah lives in California with her husband and three children.


Giveaway Details!

Sarah Sundin is celebrating the release of her latest novel, On Distant Shores, with a Romantic Weekend Getaway giveaway!


  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!)



Happy Reading!


  1. Renee, thank you so much for your wonderful review! I'm glad you liked Hutch and Georgie's story!

    1. You're welcome and thank you for penning stories like this one! I love WWII fiction!


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