What I love about Sarah Sundin’s stories is her ability to weave a historical setting as rife with conflict as World War II with a love story that moves my heart and soul with its vibrancy.
There is a delicate balance between too much history and ignoring the love story. Or an overwhelming love story angle with the war as only a distant background. There is a near perfect balance in “Blue Skies Tomorrow”.
The character development in this story is amazing. Sundin took her characters to places I don’t often see in fiction and I loved it. She delved deep into the makeup of both Helen and Ray, found what made them tick and used it against them. Masterful. It’s the only word I can use to describe it.
As the story moved overseas, I thought a bit of the momentum was lost in a few too many historical details, but not much and I didn’t lose interest. Turns were made and devastation brought on the characters.
I know I’m reading a good book when I become very emotional and this book had me up in arms in the defense of Helen against her in-laws. Sundin took me from the height of anger to the beauty of a new love.
It’s a great conclusion to the end of the series and I look forward to more from this very promising author!
This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publishers for my copy to review.
**Available August 2011 from Revell, a division of Baker Publishers**