Book Review: In Perfect Time
Author: Sarah Sundin
Review by Grace Olson
Taken from Baker Publishing Group’s website description of In Perfect Time:
Two hearts are about to learn the rhythm of love
Bold, sophisticated, and coy, 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. Can they overcome the fears and misunderstandings of the past in order to take hold of the future?
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.
You may have noticed it’s been a little quiet on here recently. Well, I have a good reason for that. I’m back at school, givin’ it the old college try, so I’ve been busy starting up classes and the like. However, now that everything is settling back down, I’ll still be able to review, just not as much as before.
In Perfect Time is only the second book I’ve read from Sarah Sundin, and I started in at the end of this series. In doing so, I didn’t have any background knowledge about the main character, who apparently was somewhat of an antagonist in the other books. Even so, Sarah was able to take Kay and turn her into a compelling character that I felt so much for. Both Kay and Roger have heart-breaking backgrounds that have deeply affected their lives. Both do their best to avoid the other. I loved how Roger was such a support for Kay throughout the book, and I really enjoyed the development of their relationship. It was bumpy, but it felt very natural. In Perfect Time is packed with exciting action and vivid detail, making this novel stand out for me as unique among others WW2 novels I have read. The moment when Roger uses his drumsticks to communicate a longer message with Kay was so much fun to read. What a unique twist!
All in all, I really enjoyed this book. If you like to read historical romance, novels in a WW2 setting, or books that carry a strong thread of redemption, then you will definitely want to give In Perfect Time a try.
About the Author
Biography from Baker Publishing Group’s website: Sarah Sundin is the author of With Every Letter, On Distant Shores, 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. Visit http://www.sarahsundin.com for more information.
I was given a review copy of In Perfect Time from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I received no monetary compensation for my review. The opinions expressed are my own.