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.
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.
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