Friday, February 22, 2019

"The Sky Above Us"

Book Blurb from the publisher:
Cover ArtFacing the past may be the most fearsome battle of his life.
Numbed by grief and harboring shameful secrets, Lt. Adler Paxton ships to England with the US 357th Fighter Group in 1943. Determined to become an ace pilot, Adler battles the German Luftwaffe in treacherous dogfights in the skies over France as the Allies struggle for control of the air before the D-day invasion.

Violet Lindstrom wants to be a missionary, but for now she serves in the American Red Cross, arranging entertainment for the men of the 357th and setting up programs for local children. Drawn to the mysterious Adler, she enlists his help with her work and urges him to reconnect with his family after a long estrangement.

Despite himself, Adler finds his defenses crumbling when it comes to Violet. But D-day draws near . . . and secrets can't stay buried forever.

My Review:
Sarah Sundin is one of my most favorite historical romance writers, each and every book she writes is so good and it feels as if history is coming alive while reading.  "The Sky Above Us" is book 2 in Sarah's Sunrise at Normandy series and we return to reading about the Paxton family, this time the focus in on Adler.  Adler is not only in the midst of war, but he is also fighting internal battles and Violet is determined she can help him, she can feel it in her heart.  I have to say that Violet is one of my favorite characters in all of Sarah Sundin's books, there's something about her that really tugs on my heart; however so does Adler, so maybe it's how she approaches him and their interactions as well. Adler and Violet are both independent and strong characters, and Violet has a heart for missions and helping others and she is truly following her passion and helping so many during this treacherous time.   This book just puts a whole new perspective on World War II and what war was really like for so many, whether they be in the midst of battle, or trying to keep spirits up.  All the while they are individuals still dealing with things in their personal lives in addition to the daily battles fought each day for the country.  For anyone whom enjoys history, this is a must-read, as it truly brings this historical time period to life and will have you falling in love with the characters and left wanting to read more!

*Thanks to the Revell Reads Blogger Program for the complimentary copy of this book.* 

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