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 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 you on a journey through love, forgiveness, and sacrifice.
My Review: It’s been a long time since a book has stayed with me days after I closed its last page, but that’s just what happened after I read A Memory Between Us. Whether on a B-17 Flying Fortress or in a Chicago slum, Sundin’s effortless weaving of historical detail into her story whisked me back to the days of World War II.
Lieutenant Ruth Doherty is a spunky, accomplished nurse struggling to feed her orphaned siblings. When the chance to become a flight nurse presents itself, Ruth jumps at the opportunity for increased pay. But the journey to her goals is fraught with difficulties that force her to face her past, and a certain major that she can’t completely block from her heart.
Jack Novak is a pastor turned pilot, whose confident manner not only becomes a problem in obtaining Ruth’s heart, but also on the airfield. After a tragic accident occurs that involves a close friend, Jack is forced to search himself for true motives and God’s plan for his life.
A Memory Between Us is an honorable commemoration of those who served during this time period. Sundin doesn’t just spin an engaging story, she intertwines history with clever writing that had me flipping pages when I should have been starting dinner.
To see a diagram of a B-17, or to read more about this book or the first book in the “Wings of Glory” Series, A Distant Melody, visit Sarah’s website at http://www.sarahsundin.com/.