Monday, August 26, 2013
On Distant Shores - A Review
Flight nurse Lt. Georgie Taylor is serving overseas in North Africa and Italy during WWII. She followed her best friend, Rose, into the program despite the objections from her family and long time boyfriend. When she meets Sgt John Hutchinson, Hutch to all who know him, they strike up a friendship. Hutch has a degree in pharmacy and serving as a pharmacist in the 93rd Evac Hospital. Even though he has a degree, he's only an enlisted man and not an officer. He longs for two things - the war to be over so he can marry his fiance and to be an officer in the Pharmacy Corp. As their friendship develops, they both fight the attraction to each other and vow to remain true to their loved ones at home. When a tragedy sends Georgie and the other nurses in the 802nd back home, she discovers that her parents and boyfriend want her to quit the program. While she's home, Hutch also receives devastating news from home as well. Will Georgie find the strength she needs to fly again? Will Hutch learn to let go of things he'd planned for himself and to walk this new path before him? And will these two broken hearts be able to find happiness together?
When I first met Georgie in With Every Letter, I loved her. I was thrilled to be able to read her story and get into her head. I absolutely loved this book! Through the pain of broken hearts and crushed dreams, both Georgie and Hutch had to learn to let go and let God. I loved how their surrenders happen. I found the other characters to be engaging as well. Plus it was nice to catch up with Mellie and Tom from With Every Letter. Next summer cannot come soon enough to read the final book in this series and get to know Kay Jobson better!
I read this book for pure pleasure. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
Recommended to fans of WWII, Sarah Sundin, Francine Rivers, Julie Lessman
Rating - 5 stars