Sarah Sundin Has Done It Again!,
This review is from: Memory Between Us, A: A Novel (Wings of Glory) (Paperback)Well, Sarah Sundin has done it again! I don't know how to describe her writing except to say it's like watching a movie made up entirely of words. Very few books make me tense up (and even tear up) with the characters, but she gets me every time.
I love Ruth. It's hard to write a character who is real and broken, yet sympathetic and not whiny. Sarah managed bring Ruth to life and made me pull for her, even as she operated under the flawed assumptions of her past. There was never a point (like there is in some books) where I wanted to shake Ruth and yell, "Oh, come on!" Her growth in the book was perfectly drawn and believable, and by the time she took control (or did she relinquish control?) and emerged on the other side, I wanted to hug that girl's neck. I thought I liked Ally in book one, and I did. But Ruth? Ruth rocks.
And then there's Jack. Brash, arrogant, take charge of it all Jack. You have to love him. He could have been a cliche', but he's certainly not. His conflicts-both internal and external-are easily understood and painfully felt. Watching him change through the course of the story made me get teary more than once. And, again, there was nothing abrupt about his transformation. Like real life, it unfolded gradually and made perfect sense when he got to where he was going.
Sarah's rapidly knocking other books out of my top ten favorites. I said A Distant Melody was on my top ten list. Well, so is A Memory Between Us. I absolutely cannot wait.