First Line Friday {7.3.2020) Featuring A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin

We’re traveling back in time a few different ways with today’s featured book: A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin. This historical fiction book is set during World War 2, and is the book that introduced me to Sundin, who instantly became one of my favorite authors. Five years later I have read many more of Sundin’s books, and found them all to be uplifting and extremely well-written. Absolutely worth coming back to year after year and summer after summer, as the subject matter and themes fit particularly well with the Fourth of July.

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First Line Friday is a weekly linkup hosted at Hoarding Books. To participate, share the first line of a book of your choice, add the link to the linkup on the host’s page, and check out what others are reading and sharing!     

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The First Line:

One whole delicious week together.

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6633798. sy475 About the Book

Title: A Distant Melody

Author: Sarah Sundin

Genre: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Clean Romance

Synopsis: Will a chance meeting in a time of war change her life forever?

Never pretty enough to please her gorgeous mother, Allie will do anything to gain her approval - even marry a man she doesn't love. While Allie has nearly resigned herself to that fate, Lt. Walter Novak - fearless in the cockpit but hopeless with women - takes his last furlough at home in California before being shipped overseas.

Walt and Allie meet and begin a correspondence that will change their lives. As letters fly between Walt's muddy bomber base in England and Allie's mansion in an orange grove, their friendship binds them together. But can they untangle the secrets, commitments, and expectations that keep them apart?

Book 1 in the Wings of Glory series, A Distant Melody is an exciting and tender story of love, courage, and sacrifice during World War II.

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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A Distant Melody is one of my favorite books. It may not be quite as deep as some, but it does contain strong themes of hope, truth, and family amid a well-crafted World War II setting and an enjoyable story.


Bonus! I also want to mention that author Kellyn Roth, who writes in a vein fairly similar Ito Sarah Sundin, has a new book releasing this month! Ivy Introspective is currently available for pre-order.

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You may remember Kellyn from a few of her books I have previously mentioned on here, including Beyond Her CallingKind, and Souls Astray. She is a fabulous young author, and I am looking forward to reading more of this series! You can learn more about Ivy Introspective here, and preorder it from Amazon here.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Readers! Whether you’re celebrating in the US or not, be safe, and enjoy the summer.

Until the next chapter,


6 thoughts on “First Line Friday {7.3.2020) Featuring A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin

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  1. Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog, I’m sharing the first couple of lines from Molly by Sarah Monzon: I’m currently on chapter 6, so I will share from there.
    “An eighty-hour work week — that’s all the hospital was allowed to work the interns and residents per the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. But when I’d gently reminded Dr. Feinburg of that fact after he’d assigned me to continue care for the patient admitted earlier, I’d been loudly and matter-of-factly put in my place.”
    Hope you have a great weekend filled with family fun and relaxing reading time. 😀❤📚

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  2. My first line this week is from an Appalachian Summer by Ann Gabhart:
    May 20, 1933
    Piper Danson’s cheeks hurt from smiling for what seemed like hours with no relief in sight.
    Excellent book as always from Ann.

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