Friday, September 2, 2011

Blue Skies Tomorrow by Sarah Sundin

I received this book from Litfuse for my honest review of this book!!

Helen Carlisle is recovering from the death of her war hero husband in Sarah Sundin's, Blue Skies Tomorrow (Revell (Baker), August 1, 2011, ISBN: 0800734238, $14.99). Healing from the year, she runs into Lt. Ray Novak-a childhood crush. She has been surviving her loss through copious volunteering, but deep down she is troubled. How much longer can she do this? Is she living a lie? Was her dead husband a hero? How can she live with the past?

Lt. Novak faces his own life uncertainty as a dedicated officer who has postponed his calling to be a pastor for the duration of the war. His secondary passion to fly is quenched as an instructor, until he is deployed to Europe for a combat mission just as a romantic relationship with Helen is building.

As Helen tries to make ends meet back home and begins to confront the past, Ray encounters a deadly enemy of his own. Will they find the courage to face their challenges? Will the truth come out? Will hope and redemption ring true for Helen?

Sure to live up to the high praise of the previous books in the Wings of Glory series, Blue Skies Tomorrow completes the story of the U.S. Eighth Air Force in World War II, covering the infamous Port Chicago Explosion, which occurred close to Antioch, Calif., where Helen and the Novak's live, to victory in Europe.

"Both Helen and Ray learn about true courage and how to do the right thing no matter the cost," says Sundin. "They both find they're subconsciously trying to earn God's grace through good works and have to deal with that.

"I hope readers will see how they, too, can find courage in the Lord and the strength to face whatever life throws at them."

Praise for Sarah Sundin's books:

" exceptional read"-Booklist

"...a gripping tale of war, intrigue and love."-RT Book Reviews

Meet Sarah:
Sarah Sundin received the 2011 Writer of the Year Award from the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, and her second novel A Memory Between Us is a finalist for an Inspirational Readers' Choice Award. Her stories are inspired by her great-uncle who flew with the U.S. Eighth Air Force in England during World War II. Sarah lives in California with her husband and three children.

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My Thoughts:
Blue Skies Tomorrow is the last in the Wings of Glory Series by Sarah Sundin. I read Blue Skies Tomorrow but not the first two of the series. Blue Skies Tomorrow is a wonderful, wonderful story about Helen Carlisle and Lt. Raymond Novak and their lives during World War 2. This story had many topics it covered in this beautiful story. Sarah Sundin addressed things like spousal abuse and the shame of the victim. She also showed through Helen what it is to survive and overcome this abuse. Blue Skies Tomorrow is a beautiful story of secrets, love, patience, and how God's love gets you through. It shows the journey Helen takes back to God and believing in His love so that she can believe in other people's love for her. Sarah Sundin writes with such expertise on the time, many different parts of the world, and what it is to be a survivor. I found myself lost in this book, couldn't put it down. Found myself laughing in places, crying in others, and having that unsure feeling of what would happen next. The characters are funny, real people like friends. Sarah Sundin brings the readers into to story where you feel part of the characters worlds. I highly recommend this book to Christian fiction readers but also people who in enjoy WW II fiction and historical fiction in general. I can't wait to read more books by Sarah Sundin.

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  1. Beth - thank you so much for the lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed Ray & Helen's story, especially since you're new to the series :)


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