Book 2, Wings of the Nightingale
Revell, 05 August 2014
Bold, sophisticated, and flirtatious, Army Air Force flight nurse Lt. Kay Jobson collects hearts wherever she flies, leaving men pining in airfields all across Europe. So how can ruggedly handsome C-47 pilot Lt. Roger Cooper be all but immune to her considerable charms? In fact, he seems to do everything he can to avoid her.
Still, as they cross the skies between Italy and southern France, evacuating the wounded and delivering paratroopers and supplies, every beat of their hearts draws them closer to where they don't want to go. Can they confront the fears and misunderstandings in their pasts?
In Perfect Time is the third and final book in the Wings of the Nightingale series. Here we finally get to know the real Kay Dobson and hear her story. I've been so looking forward to this story after enjoying the previous two books immensely. I couldn't wait for the book to come out to Australia so I pre-ordered the ebook.
As usual, Sarah brings to life WWII and weaves the story with the setting seamlessly. At one point in the story the characters find themselves behind enemy lines and despite being tired that evening and not intending to stay up reading, there was no way I could put the book down.
Kay and her attitude has been a curiosity in the earlier books, and pilot Roger Cooper and his renowned avoidance of women an utter mystery. This combination made a great recipe for anticipation as I started this book. Being finally able to discover the intricacies of their lives and join them as they grew both individually and together was satisfying and exciting - Sarah Sundin did not disappoint!
I loved Kay and Roger - they are both unconventional Christians and unconventional war heroes, making them intriguing and undeniably likeable. It was a bittersweet ending for me. I was so happy for the outcome for Kay and Roger, but I was sad to say goodbye to the Nightingale girls. We get to say goodbye to both Mellie and Georgie as well and the three stories are finished and tied up nicely together.
In Perfect Time is the perfect ending to a beautiful series. I'm ready to go back to With Every Letter and start reading the whole series again!
Helen's favourite genre is historical fiction with a strong romantic element. She also enjoys contemporary romance, chick-lit and YA. She's not caught up in the spell of fantasy fiction, despite The Faraway Tree series being a strong influence in her childhood.
Helen is currently working on her first book, a Christian young adult novel set between two opposite but equally fascinating places in Australia.