World War II Romance ~ When Tides Turn (Waves of Freedom, Book 3) by Sarah Sundin

The Story:
In a time of war, sometimes battles take place in the heart.

Tess Beaumont is tired of being thought of as just a pretty face. Eager to do her part for the war effort, she joins the Navy's newly established WAVES program for women. Perhaps there she can convince people that there is more to her than meets the eye.

Lt. Dan Avery has been using his skills in the fight against German U-boats and hoping to make admiral. The last thing he wants to see on his radar is a girl like Tess. Convinced that romance will interfere with his goals, Dan is determined to stay the course, no matter how intriguing a distraction Tess is.

But love, like war, is unpredictable. When Dan is shipped out at the peak of the Battle of the Atlantic, he finds himself torn between his lifelong career goals and his desire to help the beguiling Tess root out a possible spy on shore. Could this fun-loving glamour girl really be the one?

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9780800723446 | $15.99 | March 2017 | Revell Books 

My Thoughts:
Sarah Sundin is an author whose name I mention first when readers ask me for recommendations of World War II romance/Christian fiction. I've been a fan of her breathtaking WWII stories since her very first book published by Revell over 7 years ago. Sundin has proven with this, her 9th WWII novel, that stories with a similar setting can still remain unique and fresh!  

Tess Beaumont is certainly a winsome heroine whose bubbly personality makes her popular with most of her co-workers. Dan Avery, a friend's brother, is staid and perhaps a little gruff. His no nonsense attitude has taken him far in the Navy, but even he can't deny the pull that Tess has on his lonely heart.

When Tides Turn is the last of the Waves of Freedom trilogy and certainly one of the best. The elements of espionage give this book a more serious tone while still keeping faith and romance at its heart. While this plot was a little more complex and ambitious than the previous books, Ms. Sundin still pulls off Tess's and Dan's story! Sarah Sundin's research and ability to create realistic situations and characters shines in each of her stories, with no exception here.

~ My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars ~

*I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.*

Happy Reading!


  1. Cannot wait to read this one. As usual, I'm sure it's a great read by Sarah, who never ceases to craft an entertaining yet still complex novel.

    PS: LOVE the pretty (featured) book graphic, Renee. :) :)

    1. I really enjoy her WWII books! They are always a treat!

      And, thank you! I thought I'd try something new with my blog. :-)

  2. This sounds like an excellent book re WWII. Wonderful review (as usual), Renee!


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