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Monday, September 12, 2011

Blue Skies Tomorrow by Sarah Sundin Book Review

Blue Skies Tomorrow (Wings of Glory)Blue Skies Tomorrow (Wings of Glory)

From the Publisher:
 The country is still at war in Blue Skies Tomorrow (ISBN: 978-0-8007-3423-7, $14.99, 448 pages, August 2011) by award-winning author Sarah Sundin. It is 1944 and America longs for the war to be over so their boys can come home. This war has taken too many lives and made too many widows, orphans, and broken hearts. However, the homeland continues to pull together and buy bonds to support the troops, and Helen Carlisle has become the town’s war widow heroine. Doing her part with her son, she faithfully appears at community events asking people to support the troops. 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. Ray Novak prefers to follow his calling into ministry rather than the cockpit. But his current position offers him the luxury of a personal life since he is stateside training B-17 pilots. His interest in Helen, the young war widow, grows, but he knows she is hiding a painful past under a frenzy of volunteer work. Ray is called to fly a European combat mission at the peak of the air war. Their romance is tense because Helen is afraid, but Ray cannot help because he is in Europe. As Helen tries to make ends meet and confronts 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?
The great era of World War II in Blue Skies Tomorrow is brought to life by Sundin in this emotion-packed novel.

My Review:
 This is one book that will mess with your emotions.  Just when I thought I knew what was going to happen - the author throws in a wrench.
 Even though this was a fiction book - I was surprised to learn a lot about the reality of war in the WWII era.  The author did a wonderful job giving a story a real life effect.  With a war, everyone was expected to make sacrifices.  
It covered some very deep issues - spousal abuse, war, hunger, rationing, government red tape and then trusting in the Lord.  Yep, it was a book that had a lot of substance!
 This book is not meant for younger eyes.  It is meant for an more mature reader. 
I would recommend this book and series in a heartbeat!  It was an easy read that had a great story!  It would be wonderful even to give to someone who lived in that era.

Blessings to you!  You are loved! 

Note: I was sent complimentary copy for review purposes only. This review has not been monetarily compensated. The review was my honest opinion and views and not influenced by the sponsor in any way.

“Available August 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

1 comment:

Sarah Sundin said...

Thank you so much for the lovely review! I'm so glad you enjoyed Ray & Helen's story.