Time for a Litfuse review! This time around I am reviewing Blue Skies Tomorrow by Sarah Sundin
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?
Blue Skies Tomorrow is the final installment in the Wings of Glory series. While this is a series there is enough back story for this to be a stand-alone book and I was able to easily follow along!
This story takes place during one of my favorite time periods the mid 1940’s during World War II. Helen Carlisle is a widow living under the influence of her in-laws and raising her little boy. Helen feels she must keep up the pretense of mourning after over a year of mourning her deceased husband even though she is ready to move on and make a new life for herself and her son.
Helen bumps into Ray Novak one day, a man she had a crush on when she was a young girl. Ray was so nice to her when she was struggling with polio as a young girl. Ray was nice to her when others were hard on her or made her feel like she was never good enough or could do nothing right because of her disability. A romance blossoms but there are difficulties along the way that challenge them and cause them both to grow their faith in God.
Sarah weaves a wonderful story. The characters are well developed and believable, real and down to earth. She covers some serious topics disabilities, domestic violence and discrimination. I loved the history included in the book it was accurate and well researched.
Sarah Sundin is a new author for me and I am looking forward to reading more of her books!
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.
To celebrate the release of Blue Skies Tomorrow, the final installment of the Wings of Glory series, Sarah is giving one lucky winner A Vintage Kindle Prize Package! Read what the reviewers are saying here.One winner will receive: * Kindle with Wi-Fi * Handmade vintage apron for you and a friend (see a photo here) * Blue Skies Tomorrow (for Kindle)
disclosure: I received this book as a member of Litfuse in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received. All opinions in this post and on this blog are my own.