Sarah Sundin’s novels always remind me why we call the men & women of World War II,
“The Greatest Generation.”
Her most recent book, In Perfect Time, tells the story of flight nurse Kay Jobson and C-47 pilot Roger Cooper, who work together in Italy and southern France to evacuate the wounded and deliver paratroopers and supplies. They are hard-working, courageous, and quick-thinking. In their down-time, Roger entertains the local kids by playing the drums on any available surface, dreams of auditioning for a Glen Miller type big band, and stays far away from girls. And beautiful, high-spirited Kay, who can’t seem to break through Roger’s quiet reserve, appreciates him from afar.
Of course, we readers can see that Roger and Kay would be perfect for each other, but these characters have personal issues to work through before they can become a real team. Both Kay and Roger are damaged by families who did not cherish them—and even deemed them worthless. After years of being told they would never measure up, they are haunted by their parents’ hateful words.
Kay and Roger help each other wage powerful inner battles to overcome the negative messages of their youth and see themselves as God sees them. Their personal struggles and growth—set against the backdrop of the fierce fighting around them—make this a riveting, romantic story.
What I liked best . . .
- How Sarah brings the World War II settings to life
- The great dynamic between Roger & Kay
- Roger’s marked up old Bible
- Catching up with Georgie and Mellie (from previous books in this series)
- A beautiful scene where an old hymn works truth & healing in Kay’s heart
- The action—an especially harrowing capture
- The USO war bonds tour
- The Nightingale Sisters
- The sweetly satisfying ending
- How much my students love these books, as well!
My favorite quotes . . .
“Something warm and light stirred in her soul. Her earthly father scorned her, but her heavenly Father—oh, what He had done for her. He loved her, forgave her sins, and gave her gifts too numerous to count.”
~Lt. Kay Cooper, In Perfect Time by Sarah Sundin~
What you should do next . . .
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So has this put you “In the Mood” to re-visit the heroes & heroines of the Greatest Generation through books or movies?
Then my job here is done!
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