A Distant Melody – Revell Book Tour

I received the following book free in exchange for writing a review. While I consider it a privilege to receive free products to review, my review is my honest opinion and thoughts of the book.

A Distant Melody

A Distant Melody was written by Sarah Sundin, a new and upcoming authoress. After I finished the book, I couldn’t help but compare her to one of my all-time favorite Christian fiction authors, Lori Wick. A Distant Melody engaged me; I didn’t want to put the book down and even declined free pancakes at IHOP on National Pancake Day to stay home to finish it. It is over 400 pages long and I finished it in record time – I didn’t even pull an all-nighter to keep reading.

A Distant Melody is a a heartwarming-heartwrenching story set in the time of World War II. Mrs. Sundin’s detail and research of B-14s had me asking my husband questions about them so I could see if I was picturing correctly how the crew operated.

You know a story is good when the characters come alive to you. After all, that is a huge part of what makes a book a great book. I am already looking forward to the second book.

One thing I will say is that it was pretty predictable in some parts, but other parts had me on my seat – obviously, since I couldn’t put it down. And that’s not to say that there weren’t little things that I didn’t agree with or that could have been left out; there were and I know that most would argue that these “little” things were in keeping with the time of World War II. To that I say, “To each his own.”

“Available March 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

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3 comments

  1. I love books that are set in war time…the love stories that typically come out of this era are awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sarah Sundin says:

    Thank you so much, Theresa! I’m so glad you enjoyed the story. I guess I owe you some pancakes :)

  3. Deal-ectible Mom,

    Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by! It was a lovely love story. Hope you get to read it too!

    Sarah,

    What a pleasant surprise to find a comment from you! Thank you for dropping by and taking the time to leave me a comment!

    You know, if you are ever in the Chicago area, I wouldn’t turn down an invitation to pancakes or a chat with you! ;-) I’d love the opportunity to pick a published author’s brain!

    Blessings to both of you,
    Theresa

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