Sometimes the past reaches forward to bring hope to the future.
Maryland, Present Day
Jacqueline Rogers can rebuild anything…except the shambles of her past. A restorer of vintage planes, she’s worked hard to earn the reputation of being one of the guys. The last thing she needs is a former Navy pilot fighting his own inner demons stepping in to defend her from dangers she thought she’d outrun long ago. Some battles must be fought alone.
After a freak accident severs Lieutenant Michael “Finch” Carrington’s dreams, as well as two limbs, he’s left with nothing but a fragile faith and a duty-bound promise to watch out for his friend’s baby sister. A promise she insists is as unnecessary as it is unappreciated. But when she turns the tables and begins to weld together the broken parts of his life, it may be his heart that is in need of protection.
With the world at war yet again, Alice Galloway rejects her father’s traditional expectations and offers her piloting expertise to the Air Transport Auxiliary. She may be a woman in a man’s world, but when she overhears key intelligence, she must find the strength to transcend boundaries and her own fears. Or countless people may die.
Sarah hit a grand-slam home run with this fantastic book! I absolutely loved the story, the characters and the dual timeline. I felt like I got to read two fantastic stories for the price of one. I loved how both timelines told their own story and how Sarah managed to weave them together into a perfect tapestry.
I enjoyed the fun references to other books of the period, and common phrases like “Ducky shinecracker” and “Doll dizzy”. It really shows how much time and effort Sarah put into making this story as authentic as possible.
The characters of this story are rich with emotion and feeling. I felt like I made new friends in this book. After I finished the last chapter, I literally gave a sigh of delighted contentment. I’m not going to lie, it took me two days to write my review, because I was rendered speechless. This book is that good!
While this is the second book in the Carrington Family, you can read this as a stand-alone and not feel lost. But honesty, Sarah’s writing is so fantastic that you will want to buy both books! I am eagerly anticipating reading more of Sarah’s work in the future.
(I purchased a copy of this book. I was not asked to write a review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.)
“Oscar the Grouch called and he wants his trash can back”
About the Author:
Sarah Monzon is a Navy chaplain’s wife and a stay at home mom to the two cutest littles in the world. Playing pretend all day with them isn’t enough, she spends the evenings after their heads hit the pillow to create her own imaginary characters. When she isn’t in the world of make believe, she can be found in the pine forests of western Washington taking care of her family, fostering friendships, and enjoying all the adventures each day brings.
Her debut novel, The Isaac Project, skyrocketed to Amazon bestseller status while her Sophomore book, Finders Keepers, has finaled in contests such as the Inspy Awards and received a 4 star review from Romantic Times.
I’d love to hear from you:
Do you enjoy reading stories written with a dual-timeline? Do you have a favorite?