Thursday, August 25, 2011

Blue Skies Tomorrow by Sarah Sundin and a KINDLE Giveaway!

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?
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My Thoughts:
'Blue Skies Tomorrow' deals with some very difficult issues and I think that Saran Sundin did a great job of writing about them. As with her other books (A Distant Melody and A Memory Between Us) the main characters have lessons to learn and fears to overcome. This story starts a little bit before where 'A Memory Between Us' ends and I really enjoyed reading about some of the happier moments of that book from a different perspective.

I remember while reading 'A Distant Melody' how bad I felt for Helen when her husband Jim died, leaving her all alone to raise their infant son. However, after reading this book and knowing what Jim did to her, I now feel relieved that he is no longer around to hurt her anymore. Helen had polio as a child and so she has a slight limp, which Jim used as an excuse for all of Helen's injuries.

When Ray was mentioned in the previous books, I remember that I wanted to know more about him. His background story is sad but in a different way. He was engaged twice but both times it was broken off by the women he was engaged to, leaving him to feel a distrust of women. Ray's family doubts whether he will ever get married and in this book you learn that Ray is beginning to have his doubts about it as well. Like both of his younger brothers, Ray is a pilot; but unlike his brothers, he has never been in combat. He has chosen to stay stateside as a flight instructor, but when the Army makes it a requirement that all instructors have at least one tour of duty, Ray has to choose between a desk job or go to war. Ray takes the desk job, but when he feels that everyone thinks that he is a coward for not going into combat, himself included, he decides to go. This will test Ray like he has never been tested before.

The only thing that I remember not liking about this book was all the details of the planes.  Almost every time a plane was mentioned, there would be a very detailed description of it - I found the repetitiveness of that quite boring. However, I thought that the rest of the story more than made up for it.

'Blue Skies Tomorrow' is a wonderful conclusion to the 'Wings of Glory' series. I will miss this family greatly, but what a way to end! While I enjoyed all three books in the series, there was something about this book that I especially enjoyed. I highly recommend this book, but strongly suggest that you read this series in order so that some of the key details aren't revealed to you beforehand.

I received a copy of this book to review from LitFuse. I did not receive any compensation other than the book. I was not required to give a positive review, but only asked to share my opinion of the book, which I have done.

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About the Author:



Sarah lives in California with her husband and three children.  Visit with Sarah online at www.sarahsundin.com.

You can also find Sarah on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.



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!


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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)

To enter just click one of the icons below. But, hurry, giveaway ends on 9/10. Winner will be announced on 9/12 at Sarah Sundin's blog. Details and official rules can be found when entering the contest.


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