Saturday, August 27, 2011
Book Review: Blue Skies Tomorrow - Revell Blog Tour
About the book:
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.
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. Sarah lives in California with her husband and three children.
My Rating: 5 Stars
Sarah Sundin has done a spectacular job rounding out her Wings of Glory series. Blue Skies Tomorrow takes the reader on a journey that soars through all depths of emotion! Sarah writes in such a way that she brings you to a place where you feel you've stepped into the character's shoes -- from the heart-racing romance, the brokenness of a young woman, to the self-doubt of a man who sees himself as a coward.
Through the story, we see Helen and Ray both battle with their own personal struggles. The story is set during World War II, but the two main characters are each "fighting" a war of their own -- they're each fighting to win peace. Peace that will free them from their inner turmoil and "slay the dragons" of their past and present.
The characters were realistically drawn, to where I found empathy for the characters. I think at some time or another, we can all relate to wearing a "mask" to hide the truth from others, or facing our fears like both Helen and Ray did. They came across as real people, with real struggles, that used their faith to guide them.
All of this while set against the backdrop of World War II. Sarah masterly brings the time to life, where it is more than evident that she has done her research. The story is beautifully woven, and I highly recommend this well-written, stunning conclusion! This is a story you won't want to miss!
**Thank you to Revell for providing me with a copy to review in exchange for my honest opinion.**
**Available August 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.**