I absolutely love finding a good book and I found a real treasure in The Sea Before Us by Sarah Sundin. Not only did I find a really good book, but an author whose novels I want to read.
I selected The Sea Before Us based on the subject matter, World War II and D-Day. My parents and grandfather were in the military and fought in World War II. They were part of the greatest generation who fought with great courage to defeat Hitler.
The Sea Before Us starts out in 1941 with a young man in Texas, Wyatt Paxton, who’s in middle of circumstances that will change the trajectory of not only own his life, but his family’s as well. Fast forward three years to London, England where readers are introduced to Dorothy Fairfax a Second Officer with the Women’s Royal Naval Service. Wyatt and Dorothy are just two of the British and Allied forces who are working diligently to prepare maps and intelligence for the troops and their upcoming invasion of France to beat back and crush Hitler, the German forces and all those who’ve perpetrated such great evil.
The setting of the novel during World War II and the preparation for the upcoming Allied invasion was fascinating. The author’s research and attention to detail comes through. The characters were well written and I appreciated how their faith and personal growth was developed during the course of the story.
I highly recommend The Sea Before Us by Sarah Sundin, it’s an interesting book with likeable realistic characters you will want to get to know. This author knows how to write historical fiction that will grab you and keep your attention. I look forward to reading Sarah’s earlier work and future novels.
I would like to thank NetGalley and Revell Publishing Group for the opportunity to read The Sea Before Us in exchange for an honest review. I was under no obligation to give a favorable review.