Georgie Taylor never wanted to be a flight nurse. She came to be there for her dear friend Rose. She puts up a brave front but deep down she is miserable, losing her head in time of emergency. Sgt. John Hutchinson pushes Georgie to think for herself and stand firm while on the homefront everyone she hears from just pulls her down and tells her how she isn’t cut out for her line of work. And perhaps she isn’t. Georgie doesn’t know what to think and will be happy when she can return home and marry her fiancee. Because that’s what she wants, right? Or maybe not.
On Distant Shores was kind of on the meh side. As another reviewer has pointed out Georgie has a rather nasty habit of getting revenge and it’s kind of cringe worthy. With that kind of characteristic it turns one off from wanting to like her. I imagine some of us might ponder getting nasty like she does, but very few of us actually carry out anything like that. Why? Because it’s downright wrong. Which is why I was divided when reading this book. It was sort of interesting, but Georgie’s really bad – we’re talking really bad – flaw caused a dislike for her while John/Hutch’s character was always angry that the whole book just drags one down. Let’s just say this isn’t a good book to read when one is already under a load of stress. It will do very little to lighten your day up. Even if the reader isn’t stressed it’s still pretty sour.
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