#BookReview: The Sea Before Us by Sarah Sundin

5 Mar

I love Sundin’s stories, and The Sea Before Us is a wonderful addition to her repertoire! An intriguing and romantic tale, this story sweeps readers away to the months leading up to D-Day. From the military reconnaissance to the family drama, I relished the twists and turns of Dorothy’s and Wyatt’s emotional journeys. The Sea Before Us beautifully blends fact and fiction and leaves me eager to continue the Sunrise at Normandy series.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. No review was required, and all thoughts expressed are my own.


About the book:

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. Dorothy pieces together reconnaissance photographs with thousands of holiday snapshots of France–including those of her own family’s summer home–in order to create accurate maps of Normandy. Maps that Wyatt will turn into naval bombardment plans.

As the two spend concentrated time together in the pressure cooker of war, their deepening friendship threatens to turn to love. Dorothy must resist its pull. Her bereaved father depends on her, and her heart already belongs to another man. Wyatt too has much to lose. The closer he gets to Dorothy, the more he fears his efforts to win the war will destroy everything she has ever loved.

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2 Responses to “#BookReview: The Sea Before Us by Sarah Sundin”

  1. Melissa at the Book Shelf March 6, 2018 at 4:44 pm #

    This does sound interesting. After seeing the movie The Darkest Hour this winter, I have renewed my interest in reading books with WWII settings. I have not read a book by this author before. Sarah Sundin sounds like an author I would like. I read quite a bit of historical fiction by Christian authors. Check out my blog at https://ridgetopbookblog.wordpress.com/

  2. carylkane March 6, 2018 at 5:23 pm #

    Fabulous review!

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