Wednesday, July 14, 2010

On My Nightstand - A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin

Allie Miller is trapped in a relationship with a man she doesn't love. Her parents are convinced he's the perfect match. Always feeling like an ugly duckling next to her stunning mother, her future seems set in stone. After all, who else would want her?

Walter Novak longs for a girlfriend, but freezes whenever an eligible young woman crosses his path. Will he ever find someone, who understands him and can draw him out of his shell?

A friend's wedding changes their lives forever. A war, an engagement, and trust issues conspire against them. Their friendship deepens, but will they both come to their senses or follow the script others have written for them?

Wow! I loved this book. It kept me biting my nails almost to the last page. This is Sarah Sundin's debut novel. I can't wait to read her upcoming titles. Don't miss this historical romance set during World War II.

24 comments:

Stephen Tremp said...

I do like WWII era stories. Lots of conflict to drive the story. Thanks for the review and have a great week.

Stephen Tremp

Mary Ann said...

I love historical fiction. Sounds like one I'll have to read! Thanks Susan! :)

Terri Tiffany said...

I've seen this book around the Internet and it looks great--I love that era:)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Stephen -

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

This book has a lot of appeal for both male and female readers. I hope a lot of people will check it out.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Mary Ann -

I'll be doing an interview with Sarah down the road. Wait until you hear about her research process...amazing.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Terri -

The glowing reviews are on target. I loved this book.

Blessings,
Susan :)

patti said...

Isn't it WONDERFUL to find a new author you like!!!???@@XX

So cool!

Patti

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Patti -

She's made a splash with her debut novel. Good stuff.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Diane said...

I loved this one too. Can't wait to see what happens in the next one! :O)

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

This sounds like my kind of novel. I'll definitely check into it. Thanks for the review. :)

Karen Lange said...

This is an excellent book! I enjoyed it very much:)
Blessings,
Karen

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Diane -

It's a 3-book series. Each book focuses on one of the Novak brothers. Sarah will tell us more in the interview I have scheduled down the road. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kathi -

You're welcome! I've heard a lot of positive things from other bloggers about this book. I'm glad I had the opportunity to read it.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

Thanks for voicing your opinion. She packs a lot of tension in this book.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Jeanette Levellie said...

This sounds like an excellent read, Susan. Thanks for the review! I love writing that causes me to bite my nails...

Love
Jen

kristen said...

This sounds like a fantastic book. And what a beautiful cover. Can't wait to read it.
Thanks for the review:):)

Sarah Sundin said...

Susan - thank you so much for your lovely review! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Stephen - I've been thrilled by the positive feedback I've had from men. Manly men. Apparently the explosion to chitchat ratio is high enough :)
Msry Ann, Terri, Kathi, Jeanette, & Kristen - It's so nice to meet you!
Diane & Karen - good to hear from you again :)

Jessica Nelson said...

I've heard alot about this book!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kristen -

I agree. They did a great job with the bookcover. It captures the whole feel of that era.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sarah -

Thanks for stopping by to chat. We're all looking forward to your upcoming interview later in the month.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess -

Sarah and her publisher have done a great job getting the word out about her book. It's getting a lot of buzz.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jen -

If you like tension and lots of twists and turns, this is the book for you.

There were a few times when I wanted to shake the characters and point them in the right direction. LOL! You know a writer is good when they can get you that emotionally involved.

Blessings,
Susan :)

quietspirit said...

Susan:
I like stories where there is a good relationship building. Thanks for sharing with us.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Quiet Spirit -

You're welcome. I like how you described it as "relationship building." Sarah did an excellent job of showing the gradual development of the characters both in relation to personal growth and romantic involvement.

Blessings,
Susan :)