Book Review

by Sarah Sundin

Genre: Inspirational, Historical Romance

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The third Wings of Glory novel tells the story of Novak brother Ray. With strong historical detail and superb characters, this may be the best yet. A great read for those who love romance, WWII-era settings or just satisfying stories.

Young war widow Helen Carlise struggles to make a life for herself and her young son Jay Jay after her husband is killed. Ray Novak would rather be a pastor than a pilot but he serves his country nevertheless. Helen and Ray develop a bond that is strengthened by Ray’s good relationship with her son. But Helen has secret pain from her first marriage and the Carlise family still has a hold on her. Ray volunteers for combat while Helen battles at home. The two are separated by miles, pain and duty, yet their hearts are still in tune with one another. Will he make it safely home? (REVELL, Aug., 448 pp., $14.99)

Reviewed By: Linda Mae Baldwin

Publisher: REVELL

Published: August 2011

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A WWII Romance with Hope, Healing, and Heart

Submitted by Keli Gwyn on August 14, 2011 - 8:21pm.

Spending time with a Sarah Sundin novel is a treat far sweeter than the sugar rationed during WWII. Her masterful storytelling, development of flawed but lovable characters, and rich historical detail combine to create emotionally satisfying stories that I have great difficulty putting down. Such was definitely the case with Blue Skies Tomorrow, the final book in Sundin’s Wings of Glory series. I lost sleep and let chores slide so I could savor the story of the oldest of the Novak brothers. Gentle Ray, a godly man who wants nothing more than to serve the Lord behind the pulpit, must face his biggest fears. The same is true of war widow Helen Carlisle, a victim of family secrets. Battles are waged in war-torn Europe as Ray seeks to slay his personal dragon and on the home front in Antioch, California as Helen deals with tragedies and trials. Sundin does an admirable job addressing the difficult topics of domestic abuse and prejudice, doing so with tact and compassion. Equally commendable is her realistic but tasteful depiction of the horrors of war. Sundin fans will enjoy the cameo appearances of memorable characters from the first two books in the series but mourn the fact that our time with the Novak family has come to an end. I am eager for Sundin’s new series and hope she’s writing very fast.