As I eagerly awaited the arrival of my preordered hard copy of BLUE SKIES TOMORROW, I picked up my Kindle and downloaded the E version. When I opened my package from Amazon I was already half way through the book! I opened to the last page I had read, buried my nose in it and breathed in the sweet smell of the paper and ink. I have to say, loving both forms of publication! And loving the third book in Sarah Sundin’s Wings of Glory series!
It is always a good thing when I hate to put down the book I’ve just read, and that is how I found myself when I turned that last page of BLUE SKIES TOMORROW.
Jack is dashing with the ladies and Walt is drawn to adventure, but the eldest brother in the Novak clan, Ray, is a gentle man who yearns to preach from the pulpit. Content to serve his country training the pilots who will fly off to fight combat missions, he suddenly finds himself transferred to a supply job with his courage in question. When he finds himself falling in love with Helen, a young war widow with a dark secret, he knows he must face his own fears before he can minister to her needs and seek her love. But will he lose her first?
Ms. Sundin is superb at allowing us to soak up the history of WWII through details laced with powerful story. But once again, she leaves the reader with much to think about. What is courage? To do right no matter what the cost? To trust the Lord in all circumstances? One of my favorite lines from the book comes from Esther when she tells Helen, “Sometimes the Lord wants us to fight, but sometimes he wants us to surrender. Surrender can require a lot more courage than fighting.”
I didn’t want to leave the story at the end. I was sad when I finished the book. But oh - what a sweet, sweet sadness!
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” KJV Psalms 19:14