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Blue Skies Tomorrow (Wings of Glory) by Sarah Sundin {Review}

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Blue Skies Tomorrow (Wings of Glory) by Sarah Sundin {Review}Blue Skies Tomorrow by Sarah Sundin
Series: Wings of Glory #2
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Also in this series: A Distant Melody
Also by this author: A Distant Melody, Through Waters Deep
ISBN: 0800734238
Genres: Christian Historical Fiction
Published by Revell Books on August 1st 2011
Pages: 419
Format: Paperback
Source: Revell Reads
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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.

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I still hold to the opinion that I think A Distant Melody might be one of my favorite books ever. I also quite loved A Memory Between Us. When I first started Blue Skies Tomorrow I was expecting the same feelings from page one, but they were not quite there. However at about the halfway point when a few things picked up, I was once again enthralled and love the writing from Sarah Sundin!! My reading status at about 195 pages in said:

I loved the first two books in the series and say that the first one might even be one of my favorite books ever. This one not so much, but I think it is because I am having such a hard time digesting the character of Jim. Even if he is dead, he is very much active in the lives of the others. Some reason I keep wanting Ray’s mother to fix everything. I don’t know why but I feel like she could… Yet then after finishing the book, my first thoughts were: Around halfway thru this novel really kicked up and was the same fiction that I love. I cried and rejoiced. Awesome second half to finish. Definitely want more from Sarah.

This is a historical romance that has all of the elements that one’s heart looks for and while at the same time bringing forth events of a war time past that are true and hard to accept. Usually I am not a fan of war time novels, but this one captures my heart. Then with the second and third installment with the Wings of Glory those feelings continue on. War novels are not usually for me, but even with terminology that is a different language to me, the story really comes through and paints and incredible picture. It is a picture that is sometimes gray and sometimes vibrant with blue skies and sometimes a sepia tone with mud, but it’s there all the same.

It’s amazing how much can be told in such a short amount of pages it seems.

I am delighted to have found Sarah as an author for my permanent shelves of books and I will impatiently wait for the next book and the next!

 

*Thanks to Revell Books for providing a copy for review.*

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

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About Sarah Sundin

Sarah Sundin is the author of With Every Letter, On Distant Shores, In Perfect Time, and the Wings of Glory series. In 2014, On Distant Shores was a finalist for the Golden Scroll Awards from both AWSA and the Christian Authors Network. In 2011, Sarah received the Writer of the Year Award at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. A graduate of UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy, she works on call as a hospital pharmacist. During WWII, her grandfather served as a pharmacist’s mate (medic) in the Navy and her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force in England. Sarah lives in California with her husband and three children. Visit www.sarahsundin.com for more information.

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