Monday, February 25, 2019

Sarah Sundin ~ "The Sky Above Us"

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For the month of February, we will be hi-lighting exciting stories of World War II.

This week we're hi-lighting the exciting stories of Sarah Sundin with her latest release, "The Sky Above Us"; her second book in the "Sunrise at Normandy" series. 

Please leave a comment to be in a drawing for Sarah's book.   

  • Publisher: Revell 

  • Publication Date: February 5, 2019



...about The Sky Above Us:

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 wanted to be a missionary, but for now she serves in the American Red Cross, where she arranges entertainment for the men of the 357th in the Aeroclub on base and sets 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.

Bestselling author Sarah Sundin returns readers to the shores of Normandy, this time in the air, as the second Paxton brother prepares to face the past--and the most fearsome battle of his life.



Sarah's first book in the series..."The Sea Before Us"


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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.

The tense days leading up to the monumental D-Day landing blaze to life under Sarah Sundin's practiced pen with this powerful new series.



Sarah Sundin
Author: Sarah Sundin



ReminderThe authors presented here value your insights, so don't forget to leave a commentYou will be included in a drawing for a book by the author featured during that week. 

...And if you become a Follower of Hope-Inspired Stories, your name will be added to a multiple-prize drawing at the end of this month. February's big giveaway: a pretty tote filled with gifts that include: this month's DVD selection "The Hiding Place"- Corrie Ten Boom's true story of her family overcoming the Nazi invasion--with Love. (see below)-- a journal, and a 25.00 gift card, all reflecting this month's theme of WWII memories. 








“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things and the God of peace will be with you” (Philippians 4:8).


Thank you...May you all be blessed and inspired!

Hope-Inspired Stories Photo:  The beautiful photo of Sodus Bay, N.Y. during a particularly harsh storm on Lake Ontario was taken by photographer and sister in Christ, Ginger Strom. Note the courageous lone seagull taking flight in the upper right corner of the photo.   

On a final note...Sarah's favorite hymn, the beautiful "Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee" is a poem written by Henry van Dyke in 1907 with the intention of musically setting it to the famous "Ode to Joy" melody of the final movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's final symphony, Symphony No. 9 written by Ludwig Van Beethoven.