Never pretty enough to please her gorgeous mother, Allie will do anything to gain her approval--even marry a man she doesn't love.
Lt. Walter Novak--fearless in the cockpit but hopeless with women--takes his last furlough at home in California before being shipped overseas. Walt and Allie meet at a wedding and their love of music draws them together, prompting them to begin a correspondence that will change their lives.
As letters fly between Walt's muddy bomber base in England and Allie's mansion in an orange grove, their friendship binds them together. But can they untangle the secrets, commitments, and expectations that keep them apart?
A Distant Melody is the first book in the WINGS OF GLORY series, which follows the three Novak brothers, B-17 bomber pilots with the US Eighth Air Force stationed in England during World War II.
A Distant Melody is one of the best fiction books I have read recently. It is a beautiful love story with several spiritual lessons sweetly woven in the tender and twisting storyline.
I enjoyed the historical setting with a glimpse into the life of a fly-boy and the depiction of the time period without compromising the quality of the book. The characters were portrayed with believable emotion and interaction and I quickly found myself relating to them and feeling like I knew them.
This sweet story is 415 pages of friendship, love, failure, and forgiveness. Anyone, adult to middle teen, would enjoy this first book in a new series by Sarah Sundin.
Sarah Sundin is an on-call hospital pharmacist and holds a BS in chemistry from UCLA and a doctorate in pharmacy from UC San Francisco. Her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force in England during WWII. Sarah lives in California with her husband and three children. This is her first novel.
For more info please visit her website at www.sarahsundin.com!
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This review copy was provided courtesy of LitFuse Publicity.