Saturday, October 02, 2010

Book Review: A Memory Between Us by Sarah Sundin

Lieutenant Ruth Doherty brings cheer and hope to the many World War II soldiers who have been injured and are under her care. Her gentle ways and easy laugh beings many declarations of love and offers of marriage from the men, but Ruth will have none of it. Her goal is to support her orphaned family at home and not to be distracted from that goal by any man. So she lets nobody past her kind and polite barriers she has erected around her heart.

Major Jack Novak has always succeeded in every area of his life, until a mission lands him under the care of Ruth Doherty and it seems he will not succeed in getting to know her better.
Slowly, Jack is able to befriend the Lieutenant, but as World War II comes to a dangerous climax, everything he has built threatens to fall apart around them.

I am not usually one for stories about war - they are usually just too sad for me to handle, but I thought that this book did a great job of presenting the story with the backdrop of a war without it being too graphic and heart-wrenching for me to read.  I thought her details were great - in fact, I looked up pictures of the planes she described and that really made her descriptions come to life! I enjoyed the plot too - some turns I didn't expect. A great story of following God's will, forgiveness, and friendship! (I totally did not even mean to aliterate that but it's pretty cool ;-)

A big thanks to Revell Publishers for a free copy of this book to reveiw!

1 comment:

Sarah Sundin said...

Thanks for your fantastic review! I'm glad you enjoyed Jack & Ruth's story. By the way, there's a diagram of a B-17 on my website (under FAQs) which shows the position of each crewmember. What you can't tell from a picture is just how cramped those planes were! It's tight for me as a 5'6" woman - can you imagine a full-grown man in heavy flight gear?