Saturday, January 7, 2017

A Memory Between Us


GIVEAWAY

SUNDIN, SARAH
A MEMORY BETWEEN US

Can they overcome the past to find a brighter future?

Major Jack Novak has never failed to meet a challenge -- until he meets army nurse Lieutenant Ruth Doherty. When Jack lands in the army hospital after a plane crash, he makes winning Ruth`s heart a top-priority mission. But he has his work cut out for him. Not only is Ruth focused on her work in order to support her orphaned siblings back home, she also is determined not to give her heart to any man.

As the danger and tension of World War II rise to a fever pitch. Jack and Ruth will need each other more than ever. Can Jack break down her defenses? Or are they destined to go their separate ways?

From the English countryside to the perilous skies over France, A Memory Between Us takes on a journey through love, forgiveness and sacrifice.

My Review:

I'm catching up on Sarah Sundin's first series and I'm as gobsmacked over this one as all the others I've read. I swear she has a secret time machine that she uses to travel back and get all those 1940's details just right. And I pour over every word. From fashion to dialogue to nursing and flight details -- this is the kind of read that sweeps you away.

And the World War II backdrop brings a real sense of urgency to Jack and Ruth's romance...which is really a rocky friendship. These are two flawed characters who struggle to put the past behind them. Jack is just a tad too cocky -- so self-assured that he can't believe Ruth isn't willing to date him. But Ruth has her reasons for holding back and her story is heart-breaking. Sundin kept me on tenterhooks over both the romance and the war angst.

A strong faith element transforms both characters throughout the course of story. Both learn to trust the Lord in new ways and consequently experience the healing power of His love. A powerful reminder that I took to heart.

Another exceptional read from a favourite author.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of A Memory Between Us please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday January 8. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

92 comments:

  1. I have book one & two of Sarah's Waves of Freedom series (looking to purchase the third soon) and I would really love to read her earlier books!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. She's astonishingly good, isn't she? good luck, Trixi.

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  2. I don't have any of her books yet Thanks for sharing your review with us. iamabho (@) gmail (.) com

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    1. Oooohhh --- you will love them, Linda. Good luck.

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    2. Thanks I will go check her out on Amazon

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  3. I LOVE Sarah's stories! Great review, Kav!

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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  4. I love both the Wings of the Nightingale and Waves of Freedom series--I can only imagine her earlier books are just as good!

    rachaeldalquist AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. Yes they are! Good luck, Rachael.

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  5. I love World War II era stories, so I know I would love this one! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review and giveaway, Kav.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. And you'll especially love them the way Sarah Sundin writes them! Good luck, Britney.

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  6. Love her books. cheetahthecat1986(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Thank you for the lovely review, Kav! I'm so glad you enjoyed Jack & Ruth's story. And thanks for doing the giveaway - I'll share about it :) Oh...and don't enter me. I already have a copy ;)

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    1. Bwahahaha! You have a copy. Snort. Thanks for the Saturday morning humour, Sarah. :-)

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  8. I haven't read this series yet, but I'm reading the Waves of Freedom as it comes, and I abdolutely loved the Nightingale series!!

    mylittlebirdie (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. You'll love this one too. Good luck, Karen.

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  9. Fun giveaway! Thanks so much. As a fan of Sarah's novels, I've surprised myself when I realized I'd not read this series by Sarah. The plan is to remedy this asap. :)

    rissijc (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    1. That was the same with me so I'm catching up. Good luck, Rissi.

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  10. I recently found Sarah sundin through reading Anchor in the Storm and instantly fell in love with her stories! Thank you for the opportunity!!
    Kendraj2006 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Isn't she an awesome storyteller? Good luck, Kendra.

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  11. I love Sarah's books (I'm excitedly awaiting the next Waves of Freedom book from her)! I'm not sure if I've read this one—thanks for the opportunity to win it!

    Kim
    kvanderh (at) ualberta (dot) ca

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  12. I love Sarah's stories and this is the only one I haven't read yet in this series. Thanks for the chance to win. Kerri
    ktw8292(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Oh, you need to complete the series, Kerri! Good luck.

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  13. I love Sarah's books, historical fiction has always been my favorite. I'm still trying to catch up as there are so many wonderful books of hers to read.

    sarajohns95(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I totally agree with you, Sara. And I really love World War II novels as well so Sarah Sundin's writing hits the spot for me. Good luck.

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  14. Thanx for the givesway!!!! I love Sarah's writing!!!! I enjoy her WWII history posts on Facebook each day. If I win, I will have to hide the book so I can read it first. The last one of her books I got, my husband got to it first!!!!! j4hibdonATyahooDOTcom

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    1. LOL -- all's fair in love and reading, Jennifer. I didn't know about those facebook posts -- I'll have to check into it. Good luck!

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  15. I'd love to win this! I have enjoyed some of your other books. jarning67athotmaildotcom

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  16. I've read several of Sarah's books, and have really liked them, so would love to win this one!

    jnelson at skyhighway dot com

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    1. Isn't she awesome? Good luck, Margaret.

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  17. Wow! I can't believe I went this long not knowing this book existed,it sounds wonderful! Would love to read it! Thanks Kay for this review and giveaway. Like you I always love Sarah Sundin's ability to mix her knowledge of WWII with an edge of your seat story. Please throw my name in for the giveaway lynnefeuerstein(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. You're thrown into the mix, Lynne. Good luck.

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  18. Sounds like my kind of read :D
    Thanks for featuring it!

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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  19. I have not read her books yet. Truckredford(at)gmail(Dot)com

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    1. Gasp! Now's a good time to start. Good luck!

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  20. I love her books! It would be so awesome to win this giveaway!!!! My email is: jessicamaecortesATgmailDOTcom

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  21. Love this time period! Looks like a good read, too. Please enter me in the giveaway: pudy68 at gmail dot com

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    1. Me too. And this author is so great about all the historical details. Good luck, Pudy.

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  22. I read the first book in this series and enjoyed it. Since then, I have read the books in Sarah's other series! Thanks for the chance of winning!

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    1. I've got the next one in this series on hold at my library. Can't wait to dive into it soon. Good luck, Carla.

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  23. I love Sarah Sundin's books!! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!

    cupcakegal01ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. You're welcome Lady Jo, good luck.

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  24. Sarah Sundin is a new to me author. I love discovering new authors and new books. And this one sounds really good.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

    melodybissonnette AT gmail DOT com

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    1. OOoohh...I think you'll love her books, Melody. Good luck.

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  25. I have enjoyed many of Sundin's books. Through Waters Deep was probably my favorite. I haven't read this one, though!
    Dianna

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  26. I would like a chance to win. Thanks for the offer.

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    1. You're welcome, Erika. Good luck.

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  27. I have never actually read one of hers!
    lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. We have to change that, Susan. Good luck.

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  28. Lover her novels and would love a copy of this book!
    Becky(AT)shapirousa(dot)net

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  29. I thoroughly enjoy all of her books and would love a copy of this book!
    lg(dot)hudson(at)yahoo(dot)com)

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    1. Her books definitely belong on keeper shelves everywhere. Good luck, Lisa.

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  30. I love all your novels! One Of My favorite authors!

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  31. Really sounds good.

    penmettert (at) gmail (dot) com

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  32. Sarah Sundin is one of those authors that I follow and want to read, but haven't done it. I hear from you and every other reviewer how amazing her historical research is. Sometimes I forget how much I love historical fiction until I actually sit down and devour a book. I thinks sometimes it's avoidance after being a home-schooler. And, ironically, history was my favorite to teach! haha tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. If only our history class textbooks could have been novels! And it's kind of hard to describe how well Sarah Sundin meshes the historical details. It doesn't bog down the story at all. It just flows and sometimes there's just the littlest detail in an ordinary scene that makes it feel 1940s. Good luck, Terrill.

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  33. I missed this one! I'd love to win. I will have to come up with a post special for my older TBRs. Love to you, Kav, and happy new year reading your filled TBRs too!! Kathleen

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    2. Happy New Year, Kathleen! Good luck!

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  34. I love her books! Thank you for the giveaway! lindsaynortonwrites AT gmail DOT com

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    1. You're welcome, Linday. Good luck.

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  35. Oooh, I just got the first book in this series today! I'd love to win the second one :). Thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity.

    renee1222AThotmailDOTcom

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    1. How fortuitous! Wishing you luck, Renee.

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  36. What a great review. Haven't had the chance to read her books yet (for shame, I know). Would love to read this one.
    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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    1. Thanks, Mindy. Hope you get the chance to sample some of Sarah's divine stories soon. Good luck.

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  37. Wings of Glory was an amazing series and an excellent introduction to Sundin, immediately making her a new favorite for me. I would love to own a hard copy of this book as I have the first in the series in Kindle format. Healingbegins09(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. There's something so comforting about an acutal book book, isn't there? The kind you can touch and feel...and smell. :-) Good luck, LauraBeth.

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  38. With a cover and title like this book has plus your wonderful review, this is a book not to be missed. Thank you, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  39. I thoroughly enjoy Sarah's books and own several of them....and they are re-reads, too. Very much enjoy the excellent research she does as well as the character development. Thanks! dixiedobie at yahoo dot com

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    1. Yes -- the character development goes deep and that's what makes them so memorable. Good luck, CC.

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  40. I have never read any of her books but would love to. I will certainly look at them on Goodreads. somi19ad at aol dot com

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  41. I read her more recent work, but haven't made it back to this series yet, so thanks for the review and the giveaway! Danandlyndaedwards at MSN dot com.

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  42. Sounds like a good read! Thanks for the opportunity!

    Nickolleettee at yahoo dot com

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  43. Thank you for the chance to read a book that sounds so interesting.
    leliamae54@aol.com

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  44. I haven't read any of these yet but friends give them great reviews! I'd love to read them too. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  45. I haven't read any of her books yet. This sounds like a good story taking place in tough times.

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  46. I have one of her books which I haven't read yet. I need to get busy! Thanks for the great review.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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  47. This sounds amazing:)
    taralynee [at] gmail [dot] com

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  48. I haven't read any of Sarah's books yet. I love reading about WWII and learning about the history during that time frame. My dad was in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII. Thanks for this review a giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  49. I've enjoyed every book I've read by this author and I'd be thrilled to win this.

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  50. I love the Waves of Freedom series, and would love to read this too!

    glindathegood at bellsouth dot net

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