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Nas Asas do Amor

(Wings of Glory #1)

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Allie nunca foi suficientemente bonita para agradar à sua deslumbrante mãe, por isso fará qualquer coisa para ter a sua aprovação: até casar com um homem que não ama. Enquanto Allie quase se resigna ao seu destino, o tenente Walter Novak - destemido na cabina de pilotagem, mas sem jeito para as mulheres - vai a casa na sua última licença antes de ser enviado para a Europa, ...more
Paperback, Large print, 456 pages
Published February 13th 2012 by Quinta Essência (first published March 1st 2010)
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Mary I wouldn't say it is overly so. I read a ton of christian fiction, and I don't like the overly preachy ones. I adored this book though. There a main…moreI wouldn't say it is overly so. I read a ton of christian fiction, and I don't like the overly preachy ones. I adored this book though. There a main theme running through out the book of obedience to God and His teachings. There are also a bunch of bible quotes discussed. But it isn't as extreme as some I have read. As I said I really loved this book, so I don't think I would say it was over the top.(less)
Mary I haven't read book two yet, but in book one chapter 44 (July 1st, 1943), Walter's brother Jack is injured in a plane crash. In book two, it begins on…moreI haven't read book two yet, but in book one chapter 44 (July 1st, 1943), Walter's brother Jack is injured in a plane crash. In book two, it begins on March 3rd 1943. So the stories cross over a bit. The second one in the series is about Jack Novack (As he recovers from the crash), so I assume there will be mention of Allie and Walt, but I haven't read it yet, I just finished reading the first one. (less)

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Jocelyn Green
Feb 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorite novels ever. Here’s what I liked about it:
■It’s a love story, but it’s not sicky-sweet.
■It’s set during World War 2, so I think military wives/girlfriends of any generation will be able to relate to some part of the heroine’s journey
■It’s very thoroughly researched. I was so impressed with the level of detail in the descriptions of the Flying Fortress (B-17s), as well as life back home in California during the war. But don’t worry, it’s not dull, it’s fascinating.
■The char
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Belinda
4,75 stars - English Ebook -
- antisipation trillend a song in her heart, but the tune felt thin, a single line of melody with no harmony to make it sonate.-
Two people meet at a wedding. Their world could not be more apart. They fall in love but she is going to get married to someone else and he is of to war. How will this end?
I loved this read. It took me to a time where it counted what you say and do. Honnor and love. A good combi for me.
- Nah. Gotta get used to the could. B-17s fly at over
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Kellyn Roth
Read Second Time:
JUST AS GOOD AS BEFORE! Allie + Walt = <3 And I'm reading it knowing about *coughs* certain characters *coughs* and it makes it sooo much better and the message and the history and the era ... AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

Even more creeped out by Baxter, though. *shivers* Creepy, scary, awful guy ...

Read First Time:

Simply fantastic story. I can’t get over it. I just loved it to death. Now, time to explain why A Distant Melody is now among my favorite novels ever. Not that I’ll be ab
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Aerykah
I think this is my favorite book by Sarah Sundin so far. I laughed, I cried, I sighed in delight, and groaned in frustration... This author really likes to engage the reader's emotions!

The story really pulled me in and I loved it from start to finish. I especially enjoyed getting to see the stateside pov as well as the overseas pov. It was quite interesting. The journeys of both Walt and Allie were very difficult at times and I liked seeing them grow and change, maturing into better people throu
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Hanna
When I began this book, I thought it might get three stars. Halfway through, it got bumped up to four. That's why you read the whole book- it was definitely a five-star book for me.

I had two (minor) complaints: the beginning and the end. The beginning felt too modern for me, with the talk of boyfriends, attraction, etc. I'm not sure why, but it lost that feel quickly. Then there was the end. It was fine, but a little cliché and unrealistic. I don't know how often people jump of trains, but it's
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Anne
California & England, 1942

I would have given this book an unhesitant 5 star rating if it hadn't been for the extremely frustrating, incredibly maddening last quarter of the story, which left me annoyed and rolling my eyes and very disappointed to have such a beautiful book slightly marred by miscommunication problems and childishness.

But aside from that I loved this book to pieces, it was charming and romantic, I loved all the '40s references and Allie's clothing (I am definitely making tha
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Maria
A chance encounter during her best friend’s wedding is sufficient to revolutionize Allie Miller’s life. Why does she have a feeling that the charming pilot Walter Novak is able to understand her more than anyone else in the world? What would her boyfriend think if he knew that she feels something special for this young man that she has known only for some days? Accepting to write him some letters to cheer him up during the war may be the worst decision of her life. Or maybe the best?

Sarah Sundin
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Jesseca Wheaton
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
Ahhhh!! *hugs book* Just finished this! One of the best books I have read in a loonnggg time! I'll write my full review later. . .once I have a chance to collect all my thoughts and maybe re-read a couple parts. :)
Libby May
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook
Personally, I did not like the writing style. There was a lot of shallow events that were created to bring across a point, and it really felt like a junk food book. Not healthy, no depth, and just honestly leaves you feeling a little sick.

This is my personal opinion and I don't agree with the author about her standings as a Christian. The main point in the book was largely focused on disobeying her parents (because they wanted her to marry Baxter) and Walter's habit of lying. And I do agree tha
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Bruce Judisch
Jun 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh boy, was this good! Where do I start?

I've already confessed to being a softie for stories of the Greatest Generation, but that aside, this is a marvelous book. Strong storyline, excellent writing, impeccable research--A Distant Melody has it all. In fact, Sarah Sundin has set the bar so high in this, her debut novel, that I'm a little nervous for her follow-on work. (Not really)

The story opens in 1942 with plain Allie Miller, heiress to a fabulously wealthy estate and a disasterously arranged
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Joana
Feb 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
"Nas Asas do Amor" é o primeiro volume da saga "Asas de Glória", uma série de romances localizados temporalmente na Segunda Guerra Mundial, uma época que importante para a autora devido à suas ascendência, tal como a mesma nos confidencia no início do livro, que nos é trazida pela mais romântica das editoras, a Quinta Essência.
Este primeiro volume conta a estória de Allie Miller, uma jovem rica e privilegiada, cujo futuro já se encontra traçado, especialmente no que diz respeito à sua escolha (o
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Sara
Feb 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Livro muito bom! Uma optima estreia com esta autora. O casal principal é amoroso. O amor deles é terno e romântico. A Allie torna-se uma mulher forte e acaba por lutar para seguir as suas crenças. Foi talvez o 1º livro que li em que Deus é quase uma personagem decisiva no enredo.
Gostei imenso e quero continuar a ler esta série. Gostei do Jack e estou muito curiosa com o livro do Ray
Tito
*sigh* so so so sweet.

The Good

Plot

I've seen a lot of reviews for this book, and they were all glowing, so I went in with high expectations, and this book certainly met them. Plot-wise, the book was really good, and there was a lot of action to keep me immersed and interested the entire way. Plus, with the writing, I was completely drawn into the book, and it felt like I really was in the 1940's. I could also tell that Mrs. Sundin did her research 'cause there was a whole lot of historical info
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Mafi
Feb 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pt, blogring, 2012
'Nas Asas do Amor' primeiro volume da trilogias 'Asas da Glória' da autora Sarah Sundin conta-nos a história de amor de Allie e Walt durante a 2ª guerra mundial guerra mundial. Não é o livro perfeito mas é sem dúvida um bom romance, que me prendeu desde o início até ao fim, pela doçura do amor entre os protagonistas e pelas reviravoltas que a história apresentou. Fiquei mesmo a pensar que a Allie não ficaria com o seu amado.

Como disse, em termos de romance acho que o livro está bem conseguido,
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Elphaba J
Feb 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
(Dei 5 estrelas porque como romance o livro é muito lindo. No que respeita ao tema da Segunda Guerra, tanto as descrições de época como batalhas são tocantes, gostei imenso. O leitor vive de forma intensa os dramas representados.)

Algures no meio da tormenta quando o desespero atinge o mais bravo e convicto dos corações terá de continuar a existir, por mais ínfima seja, uma réstia de esperança e a força necessária para continuar a acreditar. Afinal de contas, haverá na guerra bem mais precioso, c
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Joyce
I wondered how it would be to read the author's first book after reading eight others by her. Would it be as good? I needn't have given it a thought. Sarah Sundin is one of the most consistent writers I've read, even down to her first book. I highly recommend all of her books.

This book, as all of her books, is a winning combination of WWII history, men (and women) in the military, family and romantic relationships, and faith, not to mention personal growth. If you look for books from which you c
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Filipa
(http://labirinto-livros.blogspot.pt/2...)

Estamos em 1942 e a Segunda Guerra Mundial encontra-se no seu auge. Por todos os Estados Unidos da América, jovens dos 18 anos para cima, estão a ser enviados para o estrangeiro para lutarem em nome da sua nação. O tenente Walter Novak, com 24 anos, é um desses jovens. Ele é um tenente da força aérea que está de licença pela última vez, para depois ser enviado para Inglaterra onde vai combater os soldados da Alemanha Nazi.
Allie Miller é uma jovem de 22
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Estações Literárias
Mar 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
O livro “Nas asas do amor” é um romance muito querido que me fez rir, sonhar e apreciar um tempo em que a correspondência principal entre apaixonados ainda era só por carta!

A história tem ação nos Estados Unidos da América, durante a Segunda Guerra Mundial.

Allie é a personagem principal do livro. Filha única, que foi criada num seio de uma família abastada, está prometida a um homem de confiança do pai, compromisso que a deveria deixar contente por alguém a querer, já que a sua mãe, uma beleza n
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Sarah
Age Appropriate For: 13 and up for romance and violence
Best for Ages: 15 and up

I have been a bit flighty when it comes to books lately. I have read a few pages in one book before jumping to the next book. This book grabbed my attention and didn’t let go until I read the last page. I wished I could afford to go out and buy copies of all of Sundin’s books.

This book will make my top 10 books of the year list for sure. I thought it was going to be another sweet romance with a little spiritual messag
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Michelle
Wow, wow, wow! As the characters in this book would say, "What a swell read!" I am a big fan of WWII fiction and could actually hear the characters talking as I read this book. It made me think of the old movies set in that era. I felt like I was living within the pages because the setting was so well done. While this was a thick novel, don't let it deceive you. I zipped right through it in a few days. I can't stand it when books drag on forever and this one didn't slow or lag at all. It was the ...more
Kaitlin
Though there were many things that I enjoyed about this book my overall feeling finishing it was just frustration. I love the WWII era which is what drew me to this book in particular. I enjoyed the characters for the most part and thought the writing was good but it was a little too religious for me. I really don't mind when authors make their characters religious, I appreciate that most of the time but I felt like it kind of overtook the story in general. I love reading books with characters o ...more
Elisabete
Feb 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, 2012
Um livro fantástico… Adorei a história de amor entre o Walter e a Allie, eles que se conheceram no casamento de uma amiga em comum e que se apaixonaram quase sem se aperceberem, mas que devido à guerra que se travava na altura foram obrigados a viver esse amor à distancia, através das cartas que tão insistentemente escreviam um ao outro. Deste modo foram consolidando a sua amizade e apercebendo-se do amor que sentiam um pelo outro apesar de todos os obstáculos que teriam que ultrapassar. Vemos c ...more
Sheila Holmes
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, I'm stumped... thoroughly and completely stumped. I'm not sure I even know how to rate and review this novel. Where to begin???

First, I looove WWII stories, so that thrilled my heart. And, frankly, the novel was just beautiful in it's content. But, I got hung up on three things.

First, there was sooo much detail about fighter planes, their crew member's positions and duties, and I kind of got lost, then learned that when I got to those places, I could just skim over them and move ahead to t
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Patrícia
A II Guerra Mundial ainda está demasiado presente nas mentes das presentes gerações. Infelizmente, as atrocidades cometidas, o sangue que manchou a Europa, a dor que várias famílias sofreram, não ocorreram num passado tão longínquo para que possa ser facilmente esquecida. Quantas das pessoas que assistiram a esta guerra em primeira mão estão ainda vivas e quantas não ouviram relatos da boca de parentes próximos, não sentiram as perdas mesmo ao seu lado?
Sarah Sundin foi buscar tudo isso para o se
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Ângela
Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: world-war-ii
Very sweet story :)

“I thought it would fix everything, but it just made everything worse. Lies do. Remember when I told you white lies were like ball bearings in the machinery of society? Wrong. Lies are like incendiary bombs, burning and melting and mangling everything- trust, hopes, everyone you love.”
Tabitha
Sep 18, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I regret I wasn't born during the Roaring Twenties so I could experience the 1940s as a twenty-something. I love this era. As I continue to decorate my house - built in 1930 - I can't help but continue to add little vintage design nods to the 1940s. When I cook in my vintage-inspired kitchen, I usually have Pandora radio on to "The Andrews Sisters" channel I created - complete with an apron donned of course.

So, it should come at no surprise that I really enjoyed reading book one of the "Wings of
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Bookworm
Okay.. So I know a lot of you are going to not believe I could possibly rate this book one star-and I didn't think I would either-until I got near half-way through the book. I wasn't going to give it a very high rating, due to the fact I didn't like how Walt thought about her legs and how she looked in her bathing suit.And all the immoral characters in the army-I know it's there, but older books have more tact in portraying an evil character. I did love the characters Allie and Walt though-so sw ...more
Jerry
Mar 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Quickie Review

A woman in the 1940's is about to be forced into a marriage to a man she doesn't love...when she meets an Air Force pilot who she knows is her soulmate.  Her parents are very unhappy when she announces her true love, and threaten to forsake her if she doesn't marry the guy they want her to.  Will true love win out, or will she be unhappily married? A captivating story, great writing, and a bit of fun along with the romantic historical drama.  I loved it, and am very glad I have t
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Elizabeth
Jan 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2018
This is pretty good. There were some parts i didn't like (like when a certain character thinks lying will help and the other is withholding the truth. *grunts in frustration* although it is part of the plot line but whyz.) i do really want to read the 3rd book in the series after reading the summary for that.
Sandra
Mar 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Lindo...um romance à moda antiga...mesmo lindo :)
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