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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Adventures in Reading: In Perfect Time by: Sarah Sundin

 I'm a huge fan of Sarah Sundin's books - you may remember reading about some of the other Sarah Sundin books here on the blog. Well, I had been looking forward to this book for quite some time and I was so excited when it finally arrived I read the whole thing in just a few days! 

The 3rd book in the Wings of the Nightengale series by Sundin, In Perfect Time follows the events in the life of Kay Jobson and Roger Cooper. As a flight nurse and a pilot, Kay and Roger are continually assigned to work the same missions together - evacuating wounded and bringing supplies to the soldiers who are fighting in WWII. Danger is a normal part of their lives, but when their plain goes down behind enemy lines, it will take all their strength and courage to make it back alive. 

Both Kay and Roger appear in the previous 2 books in the series (in minor roles), so I was very excited to read about 'their story' in this 3rd book. Sundin does a remarkable job of weaving historical truths about life during WWII and the fictional lives of the characters that she writes about. I was intrigued by Kay in the other 2 books. She has lots of pain in her past as does Roger, and that pain (and the forgiveness from the Lord) draws the two of them together...and at the same time causes them to keep each other at arms length. It was very easy for me to relate to the internal battle that goes on in a sinful person's heart when truly accepting God's unconditional love and forgiveness. Sundin's writing captures this struggle in both Kay and Roger perfectly. This story has some exciting twists and turns that I did not expect (dont worry, I wont spoil it for you!) and it is my favorite of the 3 books in the series. I would recommend this book even if you have not read the previous 2 books in the series. Sundin does an excellent job of weaving the characters together, but still keeping the stories separate enough to stand on their own. 

I did receive this book for free from Litfuse Publicity, but the opinions shared are my own true opinions of the book. 

Sarah Sundin In Perfect Time