4 out of 5 stars
IN PERFECT TIME by Sarah Sundin was nostalgic romance at its best.
Army flight nurse Lt. Kay Jobson is a professional dater. Stringing men together like paper dolls, she flirts and teases her way from base to base, only to leave broken hearts when the relationships demands too much.
Lt. Roger Cooper, a C-47 pilot has crossed paths with Kay on numerous occasions but has never fallen under her spell. Everyone thinks it is his devout Christian faith that has him walking the straight and narrow, but its Cooper’s past that has him keeping his distance from Kay. But, Roger isn’t the only one keeping secrets.
Kay struggles with who she is and what she’s become. Knowing she will never be good enough for the likes of Roger Cooper, she decides a friendship is all they’ll ever have. But the more Kay is exposed to the God Roger serves instead of the God from her youth, the closer they get. Thinking they might really have a chance together, Kay is devastated when Roger pushes her away. Though she does everything she can to stay out of Roger’s path, they are teamed together for a mission that could possibly be their last.
IN PERFECT TIME is the third installment in the Wings of the Nightingale series, but the first one I have read. It stood completely on its own, and I never felt like I was missing out from not reading the first two books. I am not usually a fan of period pieces, but I really enjoyed IN PERFECT TIME. The characters were rich, diverse, and believable. While the author leads you to believe that both Roger and Kay are carefree people living in the moment, you find out it’s their difficult upbringings and choices they made in their youth that defines who they are as adults. The setting and the period really enhanced the story, but at times, I felt the author bogged the reader down with intricate flight details that weren’t really that necessary. I believe this is the first book I’ve read from author Sarah Sundin, but I might just have to go back and read books one and two.
Book provided for review purposes.
Available July 2014 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.