// In Perfect Time //
Wings of the Nightingale // Book #3
By Sarah Sundin
Publication Date: August 5th, 2014
Number of Pages: 416
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
// Book Synopsis //
Taken from GoodReads
"Flight nurse Lt. Kay Jobson collects hearts wherever she flies, but C-47 pilot Lt. Roger Cooper is immune to her charms. Throughout Italy and southern France, as she evacuates the wounded and he delivers paratroopers and supplies, every beat of their hearts draws them where they don't want to go."
// Bethany's Book Review //
I had heard about Sarah Sundin's books, and always wanted to one day read them. So when I was able to review the third book in her current series Wings of the Nightingale, I was very excited!
I enjoyed reading In Perfect Time a lot, and loved the story! This book is definitely one of those that heavily focuses the plot around the two characters, so occasionally I felt it could have had more sub-plots and further developed other characters in the story; or perhaps expand on the historical details of the time period. I felt like even though the story is a historical fiction, I would have liked to have seen more historical bits, as it felt solely focused on the story versus the time period. However the plot was very exciting and steady, since both main characters are involved with doing their part for the war effort, whether it be shown through their jobs as pilot and nurse during the Second World War.
The romance between Kay and Roger was very unique and original. I really loved how the story started with Roger helping lead Kay into a true relationship with the Lord when he have her his Bible. I loved seeing both character's faith in the Lord strengthen and grow throughout the story. Their friendship was very unique and I loved how the author wrote their love story.
Right from the moment that Roger gave Kay his Bible, I really admired his character, and found that my admiration for him only grew. He was such a neat character, and one that I really enjoyed getting to know in the story.
I also really enjoyed seeing Kay's development throughout the story. She became a new person after becoming a Christian, and I loved seeing that transformation take place on the page. I also enjoyed seeing her journey to redemption and how she dealt with things that were in her past that tainted her view of the Lord, and how she worked to overcome the lies she grew up hearing, believing the truth instead.
Even though I occasionally felt like the novel was a bit slow for me, I don't think it was due to the story not having interesting scenes, as the plot was very constant. A lot of different things happen that keep you reading, however I felt like sometimes I wasn't as eager to continue reading. Overall it wasn't a huge deal, but still something I noticed.
In all, I really enjoyed this endearing love story of two people, sharing about their relationship with each other and the Lord. While it felt a bit slow to me at times since I felt it lacked interesting historical detail and further plot and character development aside from the main characters, I loved the plot and especially the unique ending! I would recommend this book to fans of historical romance.
D I S CL A I M E R :: I received a free copy of In Perfect Time from the publisher for the sole purpose of this review. I was not paid to do so, and all thoughts expressed are completely my own, honest and unbiased.