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In Perfect Time

In Perfect Time is the third WWII novel in the Wings of the Nightingale trilogy by Sarah Sundin.

Though each novel depicts a story featuring different characters, the characters overlap from book to book. For example, you’re introduced to Kay, the main character in In Perfect Time, in the first book and all the characters we met in the first book are still shown in this final novel.

Because of this, I definitely recommend reading the three books in order for maximum enjoyment. First there’s With Every Letter, then On Distant Shoes and THEN you can read In Perfect Time.


Okay then!

Gorgeous, red-headed bombshell flight nurse Lt. Kay Jobson doesn’t hide her penchant for a good time with a boy on every shore. She makes it clear from the get-go that she has a lineup of boyfriends and likes it that way.

So, when she meets handsome, prank prone pilot Lt. Roger Cooper and he resists her to-date irresistible charms, why does it bug her? Doesn’t she have enough men lining up for her attention?

Yet the fact that Roger not only seems immune to Kay – but flat out avoiding her – causes Kay to start to think about her life, her past and those childhood memories that compel her to evade her fellow flight nurses, and friends, Mellie and Georgie’s attempts to bring her to the Lord with salvation by believing in Jesus Christ.

As Kay and Roger cross each other’s paths as the war rages around them, going from Italy to France and beyond, Roger seems to begin to thaw a little toward her.

Could it be that Kay could settle on just one man?

If he was the right one?

Sarah Sundin’s With Every Letter and On Distant Shores impressed me – and In Perfect Time did as well. I’ll admit that With Every Letter is still my favorite of the three, yet each of the novels held many excellent themes and plots.

In Perfect Time, without being too heavy handed in my opinion, presents superb Biblical principles while providing characters that are not even close to being perfect, each struggling with their pasts, insecurities, fears and ingrained flaws.

The historical aspect is fresh and makes me yearn for the patriotic days of the 1940s!

Happily, the romance is built slowly – the best way. However, I’ll admit that as the book continued on the love story hits the same wall multiple times, which made that particular aspect of the book rather repetitive.

Overall, In Perfect Time held a ton of wartime suspense, character development, inspiring Christian perspectives and American nostalgia to create a satisfying finale to a winning WWII era trilogy.

*I received a copy of In Perfect Time from the Baker Publishing Group. Their generosity in no way influenced, nor sought to influence, my opinion of the novel.


Sarah Sundin said…
Angie - thank you so much for the wonderful review! I'm glad you liked Kay & Roger's story.

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