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    The Sea Before Us #1
    Sarah Sundin
    Revell / 2018 / Trade Paperback
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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Spiritual Values Fiber of Story
    March 3, 2020
    Readerofbooks
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I received the 3rd book of this series free from the publishers. But after reading that book I decided to go back and read book #1 and book #2 of the series: The Sea Before Us and The Sky Above Us. I'm just so impressed I have to write another blog! There are three brothers and each book is about a brother who joins a different branch of the armed services. Each brother has his own battles not only on the war front but inside himself. Yes each book is action packed and filled with tender romance but what really impressed me is how naturally the author weaves spiritual truths into the conversations, thoughts, and actions of each character. In Sundin's books Christian values aren't just tacked on as an afterthought. They are the very fiber of her stories.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    A moving WW2 novel
    May 22, 2019
    KimP
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The Sky Above Us by Sarah Sundin is the second book in her Sunrise at Normandy series. Adler Paxton fled from his home in Texas three years ago. Running from his mistakes and the guilt, he joins the Army as an airplane pilot. Stationed in England in the days leading up to the invasion of France at Normandy he meets Red Cross volunteer, Violet Lindstrom. Adler and Violet not only must learn to trust in each other but in a loving and forgiving God. I love World War 2 stories but this one went above and beyond. The history was well woven in, the action was believable and the romance was sweet. What else could you want? The underlying theme of repentance and forgiveness was a great reminder that all we have to do is truly be sorry and ask for forgiveness. The healing that comes afterward is so sweet and refreshing. I can't wait for the next book!

    I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Showing God through a great story
    May 15, 2019
    PTroy
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I've learned so much about World War II while seeing how God works in us when we are willing. This book gives me hope and is extremely well written!
  4. Frederick, MD
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    4 Stars Out Of 5
    The Sea Before Us by Sarah Sundin
    February 1, 2019
    MrsTina
    Frederick, MD
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The Sea Before Us #1 Sunrise at Normandy by Sarah Sundin

    With historical accuracy and in-depth descriptions placing the reader right in the middle of the action, the frantic days (January-June 1944) leading up to D-Day and those involved in developing the perfect plan to implement on that day unfold in this powerful story. We are taken to three countries: England, France and Scotland over this time period. Much of the historical information shared of those days leading up to D-Day I was not aware of. In the midst of all the planning and urgency love is in the air; but is it advisable to begin a romance in the middle of war? Dorthy Fairfax, a Wren (Women's Royal Navy Service), and American Lt. Wyatt Paxton face that very question. They both have past heartaches, circumstances and problems in their lives; will they learn to rely more on the Lord in these times as well as in good times? Long held secrets are revealed and surprising twists and turns in the characters' lives and the war. I appreciate the spiritual elements woven within the story-line. I enjoy reading the historical notes the author includes at the end of the book. A powerful, heartwarming story.

    ~I also received a copy of this book from the author/publisher (no monetary gain were exchanged), this is my honest review~
  5. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Great book
    December 21, 2018
    Esther
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I really liked this book. It contained all that I hope for in a good relaxing book: easy reading, no pausing to highlight facts, less than 500 pages, characters that come to life in the pages, and a little education. This was one of those books!

    The characters were rich in depth. While I might have wanted to knock some sense into Dorothy when her infatuation blinded her to the faults of her childhood crush, that only made her more human. I've seen way too many people IRL do the same thing. Her struggles and journey were relatable without being cookie-cutter.

    As far as the historical setting, I loved it! I forget that WW2 was before satellites. Whereas I can pull up google's street view on my phone, those preparing for the D-Day invasion had to collect vacation photos and manually plot every house, tree, and shrub from those photographs. Wow. I have a better appreciation for what the "Greatest Generation" went through on that day. I can't wait for the next two books in this trilogy.

    4-stars: I really liked this book. (5-star reviews are reserved for books I love AND will read over and over.)
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