Saturday, August 27, 2011

Blog Tour: Blue Skies Tomorrow (Review)

The third time is a charm for Sarah Sundin, author of the "Wings of Glory" series. The books, which center around the Novak brothers and their experiences during World War II.

Like the two previous novels, Blue Skies Tomorrow, focuses on one brother (weaving a bit of the other two in the background) and his life story.

A dash of romance - in this case, with a young mother, left widowed by war - adds an extra dimension to the tale.

What was different about this book (spoiler alert) is how Sundin delved into some pretty serious topics of domestic violence, all within the context of what would have happened during the WWII era.

As a reader of the entire series, I've been captivated at times by Sundin's knowledge of this historical period. I think, though, that this book, though third in the series, caught my attention in a new way.

I can definitely recommend this series, and honestly, if you haven't read the other two, it could be taken as a stand-alone novel. She includes enough back story, to catch newbies up, and yet, enough new stuff to catch "veteran readers" up on the happenings of her past characters.

If you are a fan of World War II fiction, then take "Blue Skies Tomorrow" out for a spin. I think you'll find it's worth the read.

More From The Publisher
In a time of peril, can they find the courage to confront their fears and embrace a love that lasts?

When her husband becomes a casualty of the war in the Pacific, Helen Carlisle throws herself into volunteering for the war effort to conceal her feelings. But keeping up appearances as the grieving widow of a hometown hero is taking its toll. Soon something is going to give.

Lt. Raymond Novak prefers the pulpit to the cockpit. His stateside job training B-17 pilots allows him the luxury of a personal life--and a convenient excuse to ignore his deepest fear. When the beautiful Helen catches his eye and captures his heart, he is determined to win her hand.

But when Ray and Helen are called upon to step out in faith and put their reputations and their lives on the line, can they meet the challenges that face them? And can their young love survive until blue skies return?

Filled with drama, daring, and all the romance of the WWII era, Blue Skies Tomorrow is the captivating final book in the popular Wings of Glory series.


More About The Author
Sarah Sundin is the author of A Distant Melody and A Memory Between Us.

Her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force in England during WWII. Sundin lives in California with her husband and three children

Online Resources
Visit Sarah's website
Like her on Facebook
Read an excerpt of Blue Skies Tomorrow
Find Blue Skies Tomorrow at Amazon.com
My review of A Distant Melody
My review of A Memory Between Us

It's A Contest
To celebrate the release of Blue Skies Tomorrow, the final installment of the Wings of Glory series, Sundin is giving one lucky winner A Vintage Kindle Prize Package!


One winner will receive:
* Kindle with Wi-Fi
* Handmade vintage apron for you and a friend (see a photo below)
* Blue Skies Tomorrow (for Kindle)
To enter just click one of the icons below. But, hurry, giveaway ends on 9/10. Winner will be announced on 9/12 at Sarah Sundin's blog. Details and official rules can be found when entering the contest.


About Revell, The Publisher
Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, offers practical books that bring the Christian faith to everyday life.  They publish resources from a variety of well-known brands and authors, including their partnership with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Hungry Planet. For more information, visit www.RevellBooks.com.

Note: As a freelance journalist, I was provided a copy of this book by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. This review was not influenced by a free book - just in case you (or the FTC) were worried about this detail.

2 comments:

  1. Kaylea - thanks for the lovely review! I'm so glad you enjoyed Ray & Helen's story!

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  2. You are very welcome! I've loved the entire series!

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