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The Sea Before Us
by Sarah Sundin
From the back cover:
Nothing but love could heal the wounds of war
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 “Wren” in the Women’s Royal Naval Service, who pieces together reconnaissance photographs with holiday snapshots of France–including those of her family’s summer home–in order to create accurate maps of Normandy. Maps that Wyatt turns into naval bombardment plans for D-day.
As the two spend concentrated time together in the pressure cooker of war, their deepening friendship threatens to turn into something more. But both of them have too much to lose to give in to love . . .
About the author:
Sarah Sundin is the author of the Waves of Freedom, Wings of the Nightingale, and Wings of Glory series. Her novels have received starred reviews from Booklist and Library Journal, and her popular Through Waters Deep was a Carol Award finalist and named to Booklist‘s “101 Best Romance Novels of the Last 10 Years.” A graduate of UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy, she works on-call as a hospital pharmacist. Sarah lives in California. Visit www.sarahsundin.com for more information.
By sea. By air. By land. Operation Neptune.
World War II is in full swing, and the US troops are finally joining the British. Peel back the cover to watch Operation Neptune unfold — except I suspect you’ll be drawn right into the middle of it like I was!
Not only are nations at war, but Wyatt and Dorothy are fighting battles of their own. Forgiveness, grief, love, and trust are all issues they struggle to define and accept. I loved the very real, often raw emotions the characters wrestled with.
The Sea Before Us is a wonderfully well-written story honoring the men and women who bravely fought in World War II. As that generation passes from among us, books like The Sea Before Us give us a taste and an understanding of perhaps what their experiences would have been like.
Whether you are looking for a good World War II story, a well-written romance, or a book with a bit more food for thought, The Sea Before Us is an excellent choice!
(I received a complimentary copy of this novel. The thoughts expressed here are entirely my own.)