I absolutely love a good book. Especially one that takes me back in time and allows me to picture what I am reading. It’s almost like living the story in your mind. Blue Skies Tomorrow did exactly that.
About the book:
Lt. Raymond Novak prefers the pulpit to the cockpit, but at least his stateside job training B-17 pilots allows him the luxury of a personal life. As he courts Helen Carlisle, a young war widow and mother who conceals her pain under a frenzy of volunteer work, the sparks of their romance set a fire that flings them both into peril. After Ray leaves to fly a combat mission at the peak of the air war over Europe, Helen takes a job in a dangerous munitions yard and confronts an even graver menace in her own home. Will they find the courage to face their challenges? And can their young love survive until blue skies return?
In the story, we see Helen go through a wide range of emotions as she deals with being a widow and single mother to a fitful toddler, overbearing in-law’s, a horrible past and budding romance.
Sarah Sundin did a wonderful job portraying the WWII characters. My great-uncle was a pilot in WWII and my grandmother, his sister, spent the heyday of young adulthood during that time. It was so refreshing to read the story and be able to picture family members in some of the roles. The way the characters were written and brought to life allowed me to visualize what parts of their lives may have been like. This book is one that you want to read straight through, without taking a break. I didn’t want to put it down as I read through the twists and turns of Helen and Ray’s love affair. She loved him since childhood, but was haunted by a secret and powerful parent’s-in-law that wouldn’t let her fully show him. How excruciating her life must have been!
Sarah Sundin received the 2011 Writer of the Year Award from the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, and her second novel A Memory Between Us is a finalist for an Inspirational Readers’ Choice Award. Her stories are inspired by her great-uncle who flew with the U.S. Eighth Air Force in England during World War II.
Sarah lives in California with her husband and three children. Visit with Sarah online at www.sarahsundin.com.
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This has quickly become one of my favorite books and one that will remain in my library!
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of Blue Skies Tomorrow to facilitate this review. All opinions are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way. No monetary compensation was received.
Crystal is a stay-at-home- mom, living in KY with her husband and children. She is a travel and lifestyle blogger encouraging folks to live their life one adventure at a time while also focusing on beauty, health and lifestyle. From time to time she also likes to showcase her adorable pets along with her family. Along with Cinnamon Hollow she can be found at The Martin Family Adventure … read more