Monday, April 19, 2010

A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin

Allie Miller takes the train to be a bridesmaid in her college friend's wedding.  She meets Walter Novak on the train, and the attaction is immediate.  When they get off the train at the same stop, and find her friend has requested that he escort her to the friend's home, from that time forward they are thrown together.   They spend the week getting to know each other, and Allie promises to write him, while he is overseas.Allie goes home and Walter heads to England, to be a bomber pilot in WWII.  When her friend tells Walt that Allie is engaged to someone else, confusion, misunderstanding, and 'little white lies' keep them from telling the other that they are falling in love. 
The characters in this book just step off the page, 400+ pages of suspense, romance, and not one word that you'd mind your 13 year old reading.  I am very much waiting for Book #2 of this series.  Sarah has written the perfect novel, and to be a debut novel, makes it all the more special.

I recieved no compensation for this review, I did recieve a free book from Litfuse, to read and review..  All opinions expressed are my own.


Sarah Sundin said...

Jettie - thank you so much for your sweet review. I wrote the book specifically so that if my own kids - or my in-laws :) - picked it up, they wouldn't be ashamed of anything I wrote. I'm glad you enjoyed Walt & Allie's story.

Diana's Domain said...

Jett- This sounds like a wonderful read. I like "clean" stories and this sounds like a good one! Thanks for the review! Diana