Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Book Review-A Distant Melody

How may stars are you allowed to give? I loved this book. I began doing reviews for a couple of different publishers for a couple of reasons. One free reading! LOL. And #2 to stretch. To read books that I wouldn't normally read.

This is one I probably wouldn't have picked up. I am not a fan of historical romances. Are you? Well give Sarah a chance! And give the Wings of Glory series a chance.

A Distant Melody is the first book in the series. Yea I finally started one in the beginning! But don't worry because it is stand alone. And I am sure the others will be too.

I was immediately drawn in. I usually get my books late because they have to be mailed to our office and so sometimes I am having to make time to read to get them done for a blog tour. There wasn't a problem with A Distant Melody I picked it up and couldn't put it down!

I was caught up in the characters. Although Walt and Allie the main characters were separated by war Sarah did a great job of keeping you interested in each. I didn't catch myself wondering well heck what is going with Allie. I get frustrated with books with chapter after chapter of one character and then back to another one. (read my last review) This book wasn't like that. It was easy to keep up with main characters and all the sub characters.

It's another one where you want to read the next book to see what is going on with Walt's brother or with Allie's friends. I even wondered what happened with Allie's parents and her inheritance.

Another thing that I really like was the way that Sarah included Allie and Walt's faith. It wasn't just thrown in a few sentences here and a few sentences there so that the book could be considered an inspirational romance. I won't spoil the story but I was pleasantly surprised. You felt like Allie and Walt really lived out their faith and it was encouraging.

I checked out Sarah's website and she had a link to her blog. Here's her blog post for today.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Today in World War II History 70 Years Ago—March 30, 1940: Japanese establish Chinese puppet government in former Chinese capital of Nanking.65 Years Ago—March 30, 1945: Soviets enter Austria. Allies get first close-up look at German Me 262 jet fighter when defecting pilot delivers to American forces

I thought this was really interesting. Here's the link to her website. Check it out.

I would recommend this book for any age from teen to adult. It is easy to read and the print is easy to read. Although it is long 415 pages it was easy to get into and stay with. And, there are discussion questions at the end also so it could be great for a reading group or even for a mother daughter to read together!

This book was provided to me by review by LitFUSE Publicity Group. Their little button is over on my sidebar.

By the way I am giving away all of the books that I review so check out the Book Review tab.


Denise said...

Awesome review.

Farming On Faith said...

Oh I wanted t read this but I have so many right now ~I am confused which book belongs to which company! LOL
I just had my first offer for someone to add their button to my blog with a link text. Do you know anything about that. I am clueless!

Sarah Sundin said...

Thank you so much for your lovely review! I'm so glad you liked Walt & Allie's story. By the way, I've never read much historical romance either :)