Sunday, August 21, 2011

Blue Skies Tomorrow

Blue Skies Tomorrow 

by Sarah Sundin

Helen Carlisle is a World War II widow with a 2 year-old son, JJ. It's been a year since her husband's death, and she feels obligated to play the part of mourning widow. Her in-laws have taken her in, but not without a price. 

Raymond Novak is a pilot for the Army. Though he's never been to war, he teaches men how to fly in combat. He struggles with the fact that he doesn't have the desire to go into combat, as both of his brothers went to war. 

Raymond has known Helen since she was a child. Ten years her senior, he has always been a "hero" in Helen's eyes. Now the two have developed feelings for each other. But Helen struggles with the demons of her past. Will the couple be able to sustain their love?

I really enjoyed this book. The World War II era is one of my favorite time periods. There was so much going on during that time, and the courage and heroism that many displayed are intriguing to me. What makes this book so interesting is the author's treatment of serious issues - issues that are also relative to today's society. Sundin does a great job of telling the story of Raymond and Helen, and keeping the feel of the World War II era. Another of my favorite parts of the book is Raymond's exploits when he finally goes off to war. Sundin definitely kept my attention during this part of the book! 

Would I recommend this book? Yes.

This book is available at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. 

About the author, Sarah Sundin:

Sarah Sundin followed an unusual career path for a novelist, receiving a bachelor's in chemistry from UCLA and a doctorate in pharmacy from UC San Francisco. She now lives in northern California with her husband, three children, an antisocial cat, and a yellow lab determined to eat her manuscripts. When not driving kids to soccer and tennis, she works on-call as a hospital pharmacist and teaches women's Bible studies and fourth- and fifth-grade Sunday school. She has been writing since 2000 and belongs to American Christian Fiction Writers and Christian Authors Network. She is the author of the Wings of Glory series - A Distant Melody (Revell 2010), A Memory Between Us (2010), and Blue Skies Tomorrow (August 2011). In 2011 she received the Writer of the Year Award from the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. A Memory Between Us was featured on Booklist's Top Ten Inspirational Fiction List for 2010. Please visit Sarah's website at

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." 

1 comment:

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