Sunday, March 26, 2017
Great finish to a series -- When Tides Turn
Reading Sarah Sundin's When Tides Turn was a bittersweet experience -- it was great to see loose ends tied up from previous stories, but I'm sorry to lose touch with "good friends."
As always, Sarah Sundin has combined her in-depth and detailed research with her fantastic storytelling to craft a story that picks you up and transports you right into a different time and place. After having read the entire Waves of Freedom series, I feel like I have visited Boston of the 1940s and would expect to have run into Tess, Dan, and their family and friends during my visit. The details of the workings of the Navy mixed with characters so real and alive bring a new level of understanding of life during WWII. It was a thrill to journey with Tess and Dan as they each worked to "stay the course" in the midst of an array of joys and sorrows.
When Tides Turn has a great mix of history, war, and romance. Fans of any of those genres should thoroughly enjoy the story. While this book would be great as a stand alone, I would highly recommend reading the entire series in order.
Thanks to Revell Books for providing me with a copy of this book. I am delighted to share my own thoughts in this review.
About the Book:
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?
About the Author:
Sarah Sundin is the author of Through Waters Deep and Anchor in the Storm, as well as Wings of the Nightingale and the Wings of Glory series. A graduate of UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy, she works on-call as a hospital pharmacist. During WWII, her grandfather served as a pharmacist's mate (medic) in the Navy and her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force. Sarah lives in California. Visit www.sarahsundin.com for more information.