Monday, March 20, 2017

When Tides Turn

I was so thrilled to be able to review Sarah Sundin's latest novel. I have read all of her other books, and I knew this one would be just as good. She did not disappoint.

One of the things that intrigues me about Ms. Sundin's books is her research of World War 2 history. In each of her novels, I have learned so many details about the war, and the effort made by men and women during that time. Many of these courageous officers, and their diligence, changed the shape of America during this war.

Tess Beaumont doesn't want to be known as just another pretty face. She joins the WAVES so she can be useful and help the war effort. With women taking on jobs, it freed men to fight the war against Germany. Tess also finds herself in the middle of a spy ring, possibly putting herself in danger.

Lt. Dan Avery is a smart and determined naval officer. Serious minded and hungry to go to sea. His greatest desire is to be an admiral one day. For ten years he concentrates on his career, at the expense of relationships with family and friends. But along the way he loses something that changes his course. He is also drawn to the fun loving Tess. Will this be a distraction? Or could love shape Dan into a different type of officer?

You don't have to be a history buff to enjoy this book, although I found it very fascinating. There are so many things I never knew about the war. Today, with our newer technology, we have ways to detect everything. But in the 1940's everything was new and experimental. They paved the way to today's modern technology. Often under very dangerous situations. Ms. Sundin noted that many of the ships and officers were real people and actual accounts. It makes me proud to know that men and women still serve to keep our country free.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are my honest opinion.


Denise :) said...

I do so love historical fiction -- it's probably my favorite! I love that more and more Christian authors are doing a fantastic job with this genre! :)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I've always enjoyed reading about the people in WWII. I'm not interested in the battles.

Lady Linda said...

Looks like a great author and a great book. Historical fiction is my favorite.

Sarah Sundin said...

Thanks for the lovely review, Jocelyn! I'm so glad you enjoyed Dan & Tess's story!