A Distant MelodyBy Sarah Sundin
About The Book:Never pretty enough to please her gorgeous mother, Allie will do anything to gain her approval--even marry a man she doesn't love.
Lt. Walter Novak--fearless in the cockpit but hopeless with women--takes his last furlough at home in
As letters fly between Walt's muddy bomber base in
A Distant Melody is the first book in the WINGS OF GLORY series, which follows the three Novak brothers, B-17 bomber pilots with the US Eighth Air Force stationed in
About The Author:though I come from a home wallpapered in books, I only briefly envisioned myself as a writer, when my sister and I co-wrote Funny Dancing Fruits and Vegetables complete with crayon illustrations.
Then I discovered science. I loved learning about the intricacies of God's creation, so I studied chemistry in college, and then got my doctorate in pharmacy—not a typical career path for a writer.
In pharmacy school, I met my husband, Dave. We settled in northern California and were blessed by three bright, funny children—Stephen, Anna, and Matthew.
Then on January 6, 2000, I woke from a dream so intriguing I had to write it down. I proceeded to write a really bad 750-page contemporary Christian romance. Burn-it-when-I-die bad. But the Lord used it to call me into writing. I joined a critique group, attended writers' conferences, and joined American Christian Fiction Writers. These all taught me about the craft of writing and the publishing industry, and introduced me to writers, editors, and agents.
I first submitted the manuscript for A Distant Melody in 2003, and over the next five years I accumulated a pile of "good" rejection letters from editors and agents. Finally in 2008, a submission at Mount Hermon Christian Writers' Conference led to my first sale.
Between writing and driving kids to soccer and karate, I work one evening a week as a hospital pharmacist, teach Sunday school to fourth- and fifth-graders, and teach women's Bible studies. I enjoy speaking to women's groups and am available to speak on several topics.
My Review:What a sweet story! Written in a time period when a woman looked for a man who acted like a gentleman and treated her like a lady, it delves, not into sex and selfish gratification, but into love-with honor attached. With World War I as the backdrop, this is a love story that stands the test of separation, hopelessness, and true friendship. From the missions of dare-devil pilots, to the 'ladie's volunteer groups' back home, you'll live the lives of Allie and Lt. Walter Novak as they struggle across two continents to bring their love together.
( Be sure to look under this post for a short interview with Author Sarah Sundin)
A complimentary review copy of this book was provided by Litfuse Publicity
A Distant Melody, Book 1 in Sarah Sundin’s exciting Wings of Glory series, is in stores now! To celebrate the release, we’re offering one Grand Prize winner the chance to get NOSTALGIC!
The Winner of the ‘NETFLIX® & Nostalgia’ giveaway will receive a vintage prize package, including:
*A 6 month NETFLIX® subscription
*$25 Starbucks® gift card
*A box of See’s Famous Old Time Chocolates®
*A jar of homemade strawberry jam
*A Big Band music CD
*A Mini B-17 Model airplane
*Vintage stationery and pen
*British specialty tea
*WWII style playing cards
To enter just click on the icon! Contest will be live April 5th and run through April 25th!