Review (Christian Fiction): Blue Skies Tomorrow (Wings of Glory, Book 3) by Sarah Sundin

Blue Skies Tomorrow (Wings of Glory, Book 3)
by Sarah Sundin
Copyright 2011
Revell Books
448 pages
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3423-7
Historical Romance

From the publisher:
In a time of peril, can they find the courage to confront their fears and embrace a love that lasts?

When her husband becomes a casualty of the war in the Pacific, Helen Carlisle throws herself into volunteering for the war effort to conceal her feelings. But keeping up appearances as the grieving widow of a hometown hero is taking its toll. Soon something is going to give.

Lt. Raymond Novak prefers the pulpit to the cockpit. His stateside job training B-17 pilots allows him the luxury of a personal life--and a convenient excuse to ignore his deepest fear. When the beautiful Helen catches his eye and captures his heart, he is determined to win her hand.

But when Ray and Helen are called upon to step out in faith and put their reputations and their lives on the line, can they meet the challenges that face them? And can their young love survive until blue skies return?

Filled with drama, daring, and all the romance of the WWII era, Blue Skies Tomorrow is the captivating final book in the popular Wings of Glory series.


My Review:
~4.5 stars~
There is absolutely nobody who writes WWII fiction like Sarah Sundin. The drama and the suspense of flying over the enemy lines, the thrill of that first kiss all the way down to the satisfying conclusion every bit of Blue Skies Tomorrow and the books that preceded it are nothing short of spectacular.

In this novel we once again meet up with the Novak brothers, the focus being on Raymond Novak, preacher to be and fighter pilot and war widow, Helen Carlisle. Right off the bat romance fans will be pleased as this book sizzles right from the start but don't let the pretty cover fool you. If ever there was an edgy Christian fiction book this is it. The author doesn't shy away from issues such as domestic violence, guilt, and discrimination. This is definitely not a book for the faint of heart. Helen and her infant son's plight at the hands of her deceased husband and her father-in-law was very hard for me to read so the happy conclusion to this story was all the more sweet.

Helen was easy to like and I really felt for her as she debated what to do about Ray, her son and her faith. Ray, was as sweet and as hunky (Paul Wesley anyone?) as heroes come and while his ordeal overseas (no spoilers here!) was a little hard to believe it still added to the complexity of the plot which was interesting. For fans of the previous novels, Jack and Walt along with their sweethearts make more than cameo appearances so those who want to know what happens next will be happy.

Blue Skies Tomorrow is a superb read and I'm sad to see this series come to an end. WWII fiction is definitely Sarah's niche and I hope she sticks with it. Read this book and watch a romance unfold and faith being renewed.



“Available August 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

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*I received my complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for posting my honest review.*

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Comments

  1. this sounds so good!! i haven't read anything by her, but i'd love to! you don't see a lot of romances set in this era.

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  2. Please feel free to drop by my blog "Amish Stories" for the recipe for "Famous Pennsylvania Dutch Sticky Cinnamon Buns". I also have Amish fiction writer Wanda Brunstetter's book writing schedule for Lancaster Pennsylvania and Ohio on this post along with her contest. That book tour will be in September for both states, and i hope to see some of you folks drop by my blog and say hello. Thanks everyone. Richard

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  3. I can't believe I haven't tried this series yet. Great review.

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  4. Renee -thank you so much for the lovely review! I'm glad you enjoyed Ray & Helen's story!

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  5. I am looking forward to this one, and guess what? It was waiting for me on my front porch when I got home from work today. YAY!

    Another excellent review, Renee :)

    *hugs*

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  6. @ Carrie- I highly recommend her books!

    @Richard- Thanks for stopping by and the link to your site.

    @Juju- This series is one to be read if you're craving a good, long romance.

    @Sarah- THANK YOU for the wonderful book! Keep these great books coming!

    @Lori- Have you read the others in the series? They're pretty good too!

    XOXO~ Renee

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