Friday, August 29, 2014

Book Report & Giveaway: In Perfect Time, by Sarah Sundin

There is a growing interest in WWII fiction--which totally satiates my appetite for this era and my love of all things 1940's. I've long been fascinated by WWII and have an entire room in my basement dedicated to my Grandfather's memorabilia from his four year stint in the war. I've even been asked why I don't write WWII novels. Here's why: I've never felt I can do that era justice.

But Sarah Sundin can.

She is one of my all time, top of the list, favorite authors (and people). And her recent release of In Perfect Time doesn't disappoint. The woman's book is a time machine back to a day so glorified by those of us who didn't experience it, filled with heroism, and yet painful, aching, terrifying memories to the ones who survived that period of time.

And Sarah Sundin captures it all.

Romance between an Army Air Force flight nurse who flirts like a veritable pin up girl and leaves broken hearts in her wake, and a C-47 pilot who isn't conscious of her existence or her charms.

Caught behind enemy lines. A desperate escape. The certainty of loss, injury, death and war. But through it all, the glimmer of faith, the whisper of hope, and the promise of love.

I love Sarah's heroes. Strong and capable, with authentic male emotions (or lack thereof ;) ). I'm also thoroughly convinced that Sarah is a genius when writing her heroines, because no two are strikingly similar. They all stand alone and aren't copies of the author herself, or of other heroines previously written by the author.

Yes yes yes yes yes yes. In Perfect Time is another no-brainer. Buy it. Read it. Share it.

Leave a comment below to be entered to win your free copy (please include your email address, and what type of copy you prefer -- ebook or paperback). Contest limited to the USA.

Do you know any wartime heroes?

30 comments:

  1. My wartime hero is (was) my grandpa, he married his high school sweet heart, shipped out the next day. They wrote letters and prayed for each other. He came home and they started their family; one girl and one boy. They shared over 60 years of marriage, living, loving, and serving God. He passed away in Jan 2013. I miss him so much.
    shemomjojo@yahoo.com
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  2. My father-in-law, now almost 91, was in the navy during WWII. He piloted the U boats that carried the troops to the Omaha Beach invasion. He's my hero. Mostly because of him and his tales we've heard about that period of time, I love reading books from that era. tumcsec(at)gmail(dot)com. Paperback, so I can share with my church library.

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  3. Jaime - thank you for the lovely review! Having sons sure helps me get the male emotions right :) I'm glad you enjoyed Kay & Roger's story!

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  4. I don't know any heroes of that era, but there are several in the family that have served in Afghanistan and Iraq. One is there currently. So thankful for them.
    linsadair@gmail.com
    paperback

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  5. I love Sarah's books and am seriously looking forward to reading this one!! Both of my grandfathers and my very special great-uncle all served in the war!! Love all three of them dearly!

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  6. I love Sarah's books! I've been waiting for this one since I finished On Distant Shores last summer! Can't wait to read it! :)

    There was an older man in my church when I was a kid who fought on the European front doing recon during WWII. He told the most incredible stories! And even with all the things he saw (and likely had to do), he never lost his joy. :)

    amyputney89 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  7. The man we bought our house from was an engineer on a submarine in WW2. He told some cool stories...

    I love Sarah's books and can't wait to read this last book in this series.

    posbus4me at gmail dot com

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  8. I had quite a few Uncles serve in the wars.. Thankfully they all came home! This looks like a great book, love the cover :) Paperback please

    d_stevens310 at live.com

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  9. I don't know any WWII heroes personally, but my husband's grandfather flew supply planes to Greenland during Korea. He has some interesting stories!

    I would love a paperback version of "In Perfect Time"

    kwhittle(at)wgem(dot)com

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  10. I would love to read the paperback copy of "In Perfect Time." I have enjoyed other books by Sara Sundin. I love the story my grandmother told & wrote about her father being injured in the Civil War. He was a true child hero, running through the forest to tell the Union army that they were shelling his mother's home. He limped all his life from the cannon fragment that hit him.
    palomarkid@hotmail.com

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  11. My grandfather was Navy. My Daddy was Army. Both are in Heaven. I've had other family members that have served to protect America and for them I am grateful. I would love a paperback copy of "In Perfect Time".

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  12. I don't have any direct ancestors who fought in WWII, but my dad's cousin was a WWII hero. He received two silver stars and several other medals. It was so neat listening to his stories.

    Thanks for the giveaway! I would love the paperback copy of "In Perfect Time."

    professionalbookworm418 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  13. I can not wait to read this since the other two were absolutley addicting. Thank you for the giveaway! Both my grandpas served in WWII and one in Korean War as well.

    Thanks!
    Libraryofmyown at gmail dot com

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  15. My father served in the US Navy on the USS Bowie in the South Pacific. He was not who some would call a hero. He was a Machinist Mate, but that operated the ship that allowed troop transport. My father in-law was one of of the few surviving Merrill's Marauders, the elite volunteer force that fought behind enemy lines in Burma. This unit was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation and each member awarded the Bronze Star. Both were Christian men of character and loved their country. These men of integrity fought, not only for our country, but for our way of life as Americans and as Christians. I am a better person for having them in my life as examples. This is why I am so passionate about reading WWII books, especially Christian WWII books. betsybumpus@hotmail.com I have collected the other copies of Sarah Sundin's books in paperback, but do not have a copy of In Perfect Time yet.

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  16. My uncle served in WWII but our county was home to Franklin Sousley, one of the flag raisers at Iwo Jima. He was a true hero.

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  17. Sorry, I forgot to add my name and email.
    Connie
    cps1950@gmail.com

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  18. Several of my uncles served in World War II. My dad was a Marine but too young for World War II.
    Thanks for the chance to win Sarah's book. I have the first two in this series so would love to win In Perfect Time.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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  19. Grandpa..WWII

    littleone AT shAw DOT ca

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  20. My dad was in the navy for WWll as well as Korea.

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  21. My Dad was Army Air Core and I am the Proud wife of an Air Force MSGT I love and respect my God and Country

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  22. My brother served in the Air Force. One of my grandfathers served in WWII, not sure which branch, and the other grandfather worked designing weapons for the Department of Defense!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. Yes! My Papaw was a purple heart recipient. Shot by the Germans 2 different times after storming the beaches of Normandy. My Memaw brought the era to life for me despite the challenges she faced she loved the 40s and now I do as well! Here's hoping I win this EBOOK! Love Sundin writings!

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  24. Thanks for the wonderful review, Jamie!!

    I love WWII stories and my brother flew a cargo plane during the Vietnam War - so I could relate to "In Perfect Time" and would love to read it. Sarah has been on my TBR list for some time - however, the only books I have of hers are an eBook and a paperback I just ordered today (both older books). Please enter me for a paperback copy!! Thank you!!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. My grandfather was 19 when he was in WWII's disastrous D-day rehearsal, Operation Tiger. He was one of the few survivors of the sinking of his boat by Germans off the English coast. Only his experience gained in his childhood in the waters off Cape Hatteras, NC saved his life and allowed him to save some of his shipmates from drowning as they floated for hours in the icy Atlantic waters.
    I love reading about this era. Books are so rare about it so I was thrilled to discover Sarah's books. I've been eager to read this next one since finishing the rest of her novels. I'd love a paperback copy please. aQrose at yahoo dot com

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    1. Forgot to say he'll be 90 on October 30th. He and my grandmother were married 59 years, had 5 children, 11 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. My dad said he never talked about the war until the last decade or so.

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  26. I don't know any WWII heroes but my friend's husband is currently serving in Afghanistan, his second tour in that country. I love Ms. Sundin's writing and all of her books! I'd love to win a paperback copy, thanks for the giveaway!
    garfsgirl AT hotmail DOT com

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  27. Hi Jaime, looks like a fab book! How about adding your review to the Books You Loved collection over at Carole's Chatter? Cheers

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