Jack, Katie Beth and Charlie grew up together and are all anxious to graduate and begin the next phase in their life. For Jack it's college, for Katie Beth it's nursing school and Charlie isn't sure yet. But one thing is sure, Katie Beth and Jack have discovered that what they fell for each other is more than just friendship. Then came the bombing of Pearl Harbor which would ultimately change the paths of these three friends. They would each play a roll in serving their country at a time when love of country and faith in God was important. Folks sacrificed and some made the ultimate sacrifice. Jack and Katie Beth's love will be tested on many different levels. Can it survive the ravages of war?
On the Wings of the Eagle will take you through the tragedy and triumph of World War II. We see how God's watchful care was present even in devastating circumstances. You'll quickly find yourself immersed into the lives of Jack, Katie Beth and Charlie as they each play a vital roll in their service. I was encouraged, as a reader, by the faith of these folks and how that played out into everyday life, in practical ways, and what the influence of that was on other peoples lives. One thing that really made this story extra special was that the war stories were actually true. They were stories the author gathered from family and friends. Keep that in mind as you're reading and be sure to read the author's note at the end. So settle in and get ready because On the Wings of the Eagle you'll find a story that will linger in your mind long after the last page is turned.
*This complimentary copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
Elin Summerall was able to receive a heart transplant but she's having a
hard time dealing with what came with it. The woman she received the
heart from was murdered and now Elin is having flashbacks of the murder
and even some of the feelings, likes and dislikes of the donor. Cell
memory is what they call it, but the police are having a hard time
buying it and it's brought her a lot of unwanted attention, especially
from the killer. Marc Everton is an off-duty FBI agent who is
investigating the murder of his partner. It takes him to Hope Island and
to Elin. Marc and Elin have a history together and he agrees to help
protect her and her daughter. Messages from the killer let them know
he's never far away. Can they figure out the mystery before it's too
Seagrass Pier is one that holds your attention all the way
through. It's got, action, suspense, mystery and, of course, romance.
The characters were great to get to know. I enjoyed meeting Elin and
Marc. The secondary characters were great as well, especially Sara and
Josh. You'll definitely find a faith thread running through the story
but it was very natural and not over powering. I appreciated the
author's note at the end where she reminds us how we grow and change but
our "identity is in Christ who teaches us how to love others". There
was one aspect of the story that didn't really have a conclusion. I
won't say what it is, as it might be a spoiler. Perhaps it will be
concluded in another Hope Beach story in the future. This was a great
addition to the Hope Beach Series and although it's the third book in
the series, you could very easily read it as a stand alone. If you're
looking for a few hours of adventure, I recommend you dock your boat at
*This complimentary copy provided by Thomas Nelson through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
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