Friday, March 2, 2018

Book Review: The Sea Before Us by Sarah Sundin

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The Sea Before Us (Sunrise at Normandy Book #1) by [Sundin, Sarah]

The Sea Before Us

From  Amazon:

In 1944, American naval officer Lt. Wyatt Paxton arrives in London to prepare for the Allied invasion of France. He works closely with Dorothy Fairfax, a ÒWrenÓ in the Women's Royal Naval Service. Dorothy pieces together reconnaissance photographs with thousands of holiday snapshots of France--including those of her own family's summer home--in order to create accurate maps of Normandy. Maps that Wyatt will turn into naval bombardment plans.

As the two spend concentrated time together in the pressure cooker of war, their deepening friendship threatens to turn to love. Dorothy must resist its pull. Her bereaved father depends on her, and her heart already belongs to another man. Wyatt too has much to lose. The closer he gets to Dorothy, the more he fears his efforts to win the war will destroy everything she has ever loved.

The tense days leading up to the monumental D-Day landing blaze to life under Sarah Sundin's practiced pen with this powerful new series.

My thoughts:

All the important aspects that draw me in to a book, history, action, family, suspense, and most importantly God, where in the The Sea Before Us and made it page turner for me. Set in World War 2, the heartaches and hardships people had to go through just to live their everyday lives were described so well it brought them back to life.  There was so much to tell and it was told well. 

There were many great characters but Dorothy and Wyatt stories remained my favorite.  I would have never guessed how their circumstances (especially Dorthy's) played out.  

Throughout this book I was reminded how we must forgive and love each other but yet not forget to forgive ourselves.  

A great read!  

I received this book from Revell Books and was not required to give a positive review.

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