27 July, 2012

Book Club Friday!

Hey guys! I'm linking up for Book Club Friday again this week. I've been reading a lot lately... Does it show? ;-) Last week I finished this awesome book:

Here's the synopsis from Amazon:

Never pretty enough to please her gorgeous mother, Allie will do anything to gain her approval--even marry a man she doesn't love. 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 at a wedding and their love of music draws them together, prompting them to 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? A Distant Melody is the first book in the WINGS OF GLORY series, which follows the three Novak brothers, B-17 bomber pilots with the US Eighth Air Force stationed in England during World War II.

I am a total sucker for historical fiction. Love, love, love. So when this came up as a suggestion on my Goodreads page, I grabbed my Kindle and bought it. =)

After reading 2 Karen Kingsbury books, I was having a hard time trying to find something else to read - not to mention adjusting to another writer's style. {I have issues with that sometimes.} I had zero problems getting into this book! The author's writing style is similar to other authors I read, which helped a ton. Also, the storyline is fantastic. Girl meets cute flyboy, likes cute flyboy, but has a boyfriend. She writes flyboy while he's deployed anyway, and the things that happen while they're apart are interesting, amazing, and sometimes frustrating. I'll admit there was one point when I was so frustrated with the two main characters, Allie and Walt. But I'm pretty sure it's because I was pretending they were real people who needed to get it together! Haha. =) I tend to do that a lot too. 

Anyway, this book was a great read. I read it in about a week. It took me that long because I was rationing it out - not wanting it to end. This is a book in a series, but I haven't decided if I want to read the others because it follows the Novak brothers instead of just Walt - I got a little attached to his character. I downloaded a sample of the next one, so we'll see! But seriously if you like historical fiction, or a little bit of military love, get this book! ;-) I hope you love it as much as I did. {Also, if you've read the next book in the series (or the whole series), let me know what you thought!}

Happy weekend, y'all!


Victoria said...

i love books/stories like this!

going on my list :)

happy friday!

Chantal said...

That does sound good!

MrsMcDancer said...

From the description of this book, I think you would REALLY like Gifts of War by Mackenzie Ford. Historical fiction and such a good read!

Shoshanah said...

I'm a huge historical fiction fan, so this sounds like something that I'd really enjoy.

Shoshanah said...

I'm a huge historical fiction fan, so this sounds like something that I'd really enjoy.

Kimberlee Van Der Wall said...

Sounds interesting - thanks for the review!

Megan said...

Ohhh, this sounds so good! Sounds like a good story line!