Wednesday, October 15, 2014

IN PERFECT TIME - Sarah Sundin - One Free Book

Welcome back, Sarah. How did you come up with the idea for this story?
The idea for the Wings of the Nightingale series came about when I was researching nursing in World War II and read about the flight nurses. Their stories were so fascinating and exciting, and I needed a series to tell them all. In Perfect Time is the final novel in the series, but it stands alone. Since the nurses flew from airfield to airfield, I imagined a nurse who had a boyfriend in every airport.

About that same time, I was listening to a family from our church that sings a cappella. Every single member of that family has an exceptional singing voice. Since I have a horrible singing voice, I imagined what it would be like to be born into a family like that. Now, the family from my church is so loving, it wouldn’t matter. But what if the family saw a lovely singing voice as a sign of God’s blessing? What if they judged this little tone-deaf girl? Treated her like an unrepentant sinner? Hmm. So my wounded, tone-deaf girl grew into a bold and flirtatious nurse. I couldn’t wait to tell her story and lead her to healing and joy.

Sounds wonderful, Sarah. I have an aunt who was a US army nurse in Germany during World War II. She’s shared many memories and pictures with me. Many times, people (and other authors) think you have it made with so many books published. What is your most difficult problem with writing at this time in your career?
Time. Being a published author is a full-time plus job. Working from home is a challenge with kids in and out, carpooling, and doing all the mom/wife stuff. At times, I long for an office where I could work from nine to five, then come home and leave work behind. But that doesn’t happen. With the internet, it’s go, go, go. I love writing, but I still struggle to manage my time.

Tell us about the featured book.
World War II flight nurse Lt. Kay Jobson collects hearts wherever she flies, but C-47 pilot Lt. Roger Cooper seems immune to her charms. Still, as they cross the skies between Italy and southern France, evacuating the wounded and delivering paratroopers and supplies, every beat of their hearts draws them closer. Can they confront the fears and misunderstandings of the past in order to take hold of the future?

Please give us the first page of the book.
Over the Mediterranean
March 25, 1944
For Lt. Kay Jobson, flight nursing meant more than physical care. It meant reconnecting a broken soldier with the shards of his humanity.

Kay assessed her planeload of patients en route from Italy to Tunisia. A restless lot, downhearted. That wouldn’t do.

She headed to the front of the C-47 cargo plane, past six men confined to litters and eleven in seats along the sides of the fuselage. The soldiers had been wounded on the battered beachhead at Anzio or in one of the many bloody failed attempts to take Cassino. “Say, fellows, what do you think about the ’44 baseball season? Starts soon, doesn’t it?”

“Yeah, it does.” Seated to her left, Sergeant Logan gave her a don’t-worry-your-pretty-little-head look.

She knelt beside the patient and took his wrist to measure his pulse. What was more fun—showing off what lay inside her pretty little head or shocking people? “Do you think the Cardinals can come back from their World Series loss?”

“Um, sure.” One bushy eyebrow sprang high. “But I’m a Tigers fan myself.”

Kay rolled her eyes. “Hal Newhouser might be a great pitcher, but the Cards have Stan Musial, and he batted .357 last season. Mark my words, they’ll take the whole shebang this year.”

Logan’s mouth opened and closed around nonexistent words.

Kay tapped him under the chin. “I don’t just follow the game, I play it. If I weren’t a nurse, I’d be the star of one of those girls’ teams.”

“Well, I’ll be.”

Swishing her hair over her shoulder, Kay turned to the rest of the patients. “So, boys, who do you like this year?”

Over the roar of the twin engines, the men called out their favorite teams and players and stats, and Kay smiled, her goal accomplished.

She loved everything about this job—the glamour of flight, the challenge of nursing, and the game of lifting spirits. Now she just needed to sweet-talk chief nurse Lt. Cora Lambert into recommending her for the Army Air Forces’ chief nurse training program.

If only she could have an in-flight emergency to highlight her skills.

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Thank you, Sarah, for sharing this new book with us.

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In Perfect Time -
In Perfect Time: A Novel (Wings of the Nightingale) - Amazon
In Perfect Time (Wings of the Nightingale Book #3): A Novel - Kindle

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Mary Preston said...

What a fabulous idea for a story. I'm going to enjoy this.

Mary P


Melanie Backus said...

In Perfect Time sounds like a wonderful book. Thank you for a great interview!

Melanie Backus, TX

Rebecca said...

I have not read a Sarah Sundin novel yet, and would love the chance to read this one. Thank you!


Deanna Stevens said...

This looks & sounds like such a wonderful story, on my TBR list..
dkstevens from SE Nebraska

Merry said...

Kay sounds like an interesting character, I can't wait to read her story!
Merry in MN

Caryl Kane said...

Wonderful interview with Sarah! I can't wait to read "In Perfect Time".


Alicia said...

Ahh! I've read the first two books in the series this is a must read for me!!!!
Love love Sarah Subdin's work.

Alicia from NYC

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

I have 3 of Sarah Sundin's novels and would love to add this book to my collection.

I live in Canada.

Bonnie Roof said...

Love Sarah's books and would love to read "In Perfect time"!! Thanks for the wonderful interview - Sarah and Lena!!


Sarah Sundin said...

Thank you for coming by, everyone! And for all your kind words.

Meagan said...

I love Sarah's books! I would love to win.

North Carolina

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me for this great book!!

Jodie Bailey said...

Just dropped by to read the story of where Kay came from. :-) You don't need to put me in the drawing since I already own the book (and it's fabulous!), but I watned to say thanks for the article!

Amanda said...

Such a great story!
Amanda from Michigan

A Cooking Bookworm said...

I've been anxious to read Kay's story!! Always look forward to all of Sarah's books! :-)

Binghamton, NY

mybabyblessings AT gmail DOT com

Ellen Gray said...

I have read other books of Sarah Sundin's and really like them. Can't wait to read this one whenever my library gets it. Thanks, Ellen G.


Virginia Winfield said...

Would love to win. Loved some of your other books.

Sereina said...

Just finished In Perfect Time and it was fantastic! Would love to win a copy.

Sereina in Washington

Pam K. said...

I have (and read) the first two books in this series and enjoyed them very much. In Perfect Time is on my wish list so it would be wonderful to win it here. Thanks for the chance to win the book and for the interview with Sarah.


karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this amazing novel...

karenk...from PA
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

kam110476 said...

In Perfect Time sounds like a beautiful story and I can't wait to get my hands on it!
Kristen in OK
kam110476 at gmail dot com

Kim said...

I love Sarah Sundin. Her books are hard to put down!

Kim in Missouri
Kke dot weber at gmaill dot com

Diana Gardner said...

Portsmouth, VA

rubynreba said...

I enjoy World War II era books - this sounds very good!
Beth from IA

Lis K said...

I love the picture of Kay on the cover, it's perfect! Thanks for the giveaway!

garfsgirl AT hotmail DOT com

from Virginia

sm said...

I love the concept of a nurse with boyfriends in every port. thanks for the giveaway. sm wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com California

Anna Weaver Hurtt said...

Please drop my name in the hat!

Anna H. from FL

Raechel said...

Love Mrs. Sundin's writing! Can't wait to read this one too!

Mama Cat said...

Have heard nothing but good about your current book series - would love to read one of them! Blessings! Arizona

Sarah Sundin said...

Thank you, everyone! Kay's story was so much fun to write.

Danielle Hull said...

Love Sarah! Thank you! From Indiana.

Vicky said...

Would love to read this book. Seattle, WA area!

Anonymous said...

This story is on my to read list. I would love to win a copy! Thank you for sharing!



Robin Willson said...

Love Sarah Sundin's books!
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