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Number of Pages: 432
Publication Date: 2011
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Wings of Glory
Blue Skies Tomorrow, Wings of Glory Series #3 - eBookSarah SundinRevell / 2011 / ePub$4.89 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 37 Reviews
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With Every Letter, Wings of the Nightingale Series #1Sarah SundinRevell / 2012 / Trade Paperback$14.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 50 Reviews
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Filled with daring and romance, Blue Skies Tomorrow will capture readers' hearts.
The novel centers on the developing love between Helen Carlisle, a war widow left to rear a child alone, and Raymond Novak, a lieutenant in the Air Force, who would prefer the title of pastor over pilot. Helen faces the dilemma of breaking free from living in the shadow of her husbands death. Raymond struggles with proving his self-worth not only to others, but to himself as well. A wrench is thrown into their romance when Raymond volunteers to go to the war front, setting aside his pacifistic ideals in order to prove that he is not a coward. Meanwhile, Helen is faced with accepting that her husband's abuse and death were not her fault. Ironically, the story's focus is not on the two falling in love. Rather, it shows both perspectives of the characters' struggles to find the courage within themselves to stand as individuals before standing as a couple.
Physical abuse and its resulting emotional damage are dealt with throughout this novel. The intense scenes and descriptions of the abuse are necessary to understand Helen's reluctance to seek love again, yet these scenes are perhaps too mature for a younger readership.
The story has one flaw, and this problem is two-fold. First, by having the central protagonists of the book as indecisive characters, Sundin runs the risk of confusing the reader. Without a solid path of a focused protagonist, readers are in danger of getting lost in a forest of words. Second, in presenting two characters with extensive flaws, Sundin hits the problem of producing two heroes unlikable to a reading audience.
Nevertheless, Sarah Sundin creates an emotional telling of love in an imperfect settinga story to which many readers will be able to relate. Her novel finishes with a hopeful note that is similar to God's command in Isaiah, "Do not fear, for I am with you." I would recommend this novel to readers looking for a tale of overcoming fear, embracing adventure, and finding and fighting for love. Lucinda Sweazey, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
anna5 Stars Out Of 5sarah sundinJanuary 11, 2015annaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 1i love her abd this book! she writes so well.
however i will not be purchasing ebooks from this sote again, i must not have understood but yoi can not open this in the apple kendel app. so bummed. i like all of my books to be in one place and not have a million different accounts.
seltix5 Stars Out Of 5Blue SkiesAugust 22, 2014seltixQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5this author writes very interesting books. I read the entire series and started on her other one - wish there were more
Sandy NelsonRoseville, CAAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent ending to the series - great readJuly 15, 2013Sandy NelsonRoseville, CAAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I had read the first two books Ms. Sundin had written. Didn't know there was a 3rd book until I saw it on your sight. Got it at a great price and thoroughly enjoyed the book. I hope she writes more series in the future.
TiggieValley Springs CAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Loved itApril 10, 2013TiggieValley Springs CAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have now read all three books of this series and greatly enjoyed all three.
Sherri3 Stars Out Of 5I was disappointedSeptember 24, 2012SherriQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 2I loved the first two books in this series, the second being my favorite. So I was really looking forward to Ray's story. While I can't say there was anything wrong with the story, and Sundin is a very good writer, there was one thing that was lacking in this story that wasn't in the other two - romance. I just didn't feel any connection between Ray and Helen. While I thought Ray was a great hero, Helen left much to be desired. She was an absolutely weak character. Even though this was not my favorite book, I think Sarah Sundin has a gift with this time period. I look forward to reading her next series.