The Sky Above Us

The Sky Above Us

Sarah Sundin / May 23, 2019

The Sky Above Us Numbed by grief and harboring shameful secrets Lt Adler Paxton ships to England with the US th Fighter Group in Determined to become an ace pilot Adler battles the German Luftwaffe in treach

  • Title: The Sky Above Us
  • Author: Sarah Sundin
  • ISBN: 0800727983
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 384 pages Expected publication February 5th 2019 by Fleming H Revell Company More Details ISBN 0800727983 ISBN13 9780800727987 Series Sunrise at Normandy 2 Other Editions 5 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book The Sky Above Us Sunrise at Normandy, 2 by Sarah Sundin Author Release date Feb 05, 2019 Enter for a chance to win 1 of 5 first edition copies of The Sky Above Us by Sarah Sundin Numbed by grief and harboring shameful secrets, Lt Adler P Enter for a chance to win 1 of 5 first edition copies of The Sky Above Us by Sarah Sundin 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 Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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    Lists with This Book Most Anticipated Christian Fiction 2019 174 books 535 voters Most Anticipated Inspirational Novels of 2019 83 books 217 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jan 02, 2019 Kellyn Roth rated it it was amazing Shelves review to come, received for reviews At this point, I must not care about my health at all, for I stayed up until 3 AM to finish this book And I am only mildly ashamed.I did love this book It probably gets 4.5 5 from me Still a favorite, but not as favorite ish as the author s other novels.Reasoning for this I felt like the pacing was a little weird, and the characters didn t have the same oomph I m used to I m putting this in spoilers even though it isn t spoilery just because I know a lot of people like to know nothing abo At this point, I must not care about my health at all, for I stayed up until 3 AM to finish this book And I am only mildly ashamed.I did love this book It probably gets 4.5 5 from me Still a favorite, but not as favorite ish as the author s other novels.Reasoning for this I felt like the pacing was a little weird, and the characters didn t have the same oomph I m used to I m putting this in spoilers even though it isn t spoilery just because I know a lot of people like to know nothing about the book until they read it And I know there s a low chance than a scattering of people have read this hence far view spoiler It seemed like the plotline spiraled about a bit It was still pretty tight, but there were several partial resolutions between the main characters which ended in another disturbance which ended in them having another partial resolution it isn t as annoying as it sounds, I promise this was a pretty small thing, and it was done well.I found myself getting a bit lost in the stage of character development for that reason It felt like a lot of things were resolved early on and then the rest of the story was fine tuning which might be realistic, but it didn t work as well as I felt it could have.As for characters, now, Adler I felt was perfect, but for some reason, it felt like Violet wasn t milked for all she was worth For one, I literally didn t notice her fault until she did I didn t even think she had that fault I mean, I guess it showed up a little, but yeah I don t know.Maybe it just didn t speak to me as well as Adler s character arc did It probably was just personal preference I did like her all right, and as someone who coughs could never ever be a missionary and honestly doesn t understand while everyone wants to be a missionary I have like 100000 passion for it hide spoiler That said, I did adore this book, and I cannot wait to read book 3 even though I already feel like I m not going to like Clay as much but then I said that about Tessa, so who knows flag 15 likesLike see review Jan 24, 2019 Olivia rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves world war 2, suspense, late teens 17 19, kindle, historical, heroes, read for review, adult readers 20 This book was provided by Baker Publishing through Interviews Reviews If you ve read a Sarah Sundin book before you probably know what to expect, but yet she still surprises and brings out amazing truths and fascinating tid bits of wartime and serving the Lord through difficult choices I knew I would be hooked with the storyline as I m serving the Lord in another country, so it was interesting to see how Violet grasped what the Lord s plan for her throughout the book I loved that she a This book was provided by Baker Publishing through Interviews Reviews If you ve read a Sarah Sundin book before you probably know what to expect, but yet she still surprises and brings out amazing truths and fascinating tid bits of wartime and serving the Lord through difficult choices I knew I would be hooked with the storyline as I m serving the Lord in another country, so it was interesting to see how Violet grasped what the Lord s plan for her throughout the book I loved that she and Alder truly sought the Lord s will It didn t mean there weren t hiccups along the way, but even after a wrong choice or action, they were able to look back and realize they hadn t made the right choice The scenes in England and the air force raids and the bond of pilots and Red Cross workers really warmed my heart I could picture everything and I loved learning a few details I hadn t known about the Air Force or the Red Cross I noticed that for a short time in the middle of this book the storyline fell a bit short for me I know some of it was the romance and kisses If there was one kiss in a scene, it was followed by many all over the woman s face, which became a bit too much for me Saying all that, I did like the progress of the relationship and there was meaningfulness to the relationship which is getting harder to find in Christian fiction these days But I truly enjoyed this book and although I would rate it with the all time favorites, I still highly recommend it and know I will be continuing to pick up her books because she sure knows how to write a good war story flag 9 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 26, 2019 Toni Osborne rated it liked it Book 2, Sunrise at NormandyThis historical romance is sweet tale set at a time when ordinary men had to do extraordinary things, and when women first explored non traditional roles The Sky Above Us is a heart melting adventure history filled second to The Sea Before Us where three brothers have their say This time Lt Adler Paxton takes center stage and we follow him while he is in England with the US 357th Fighter Group to battle the German Luftwaffe in 1943.This story is also of Violet Book 2, Sunrise at NormandyThis historical romance is sweet tale set at a time when ordinary men had to do extraordinary things, and when women first explored non traditional roles The Sky Above Us is a heart melting adventure history filled second to The Sea Before Us where three brothers have their say This time Lt Adler Paxton takes center stage and we follow him while he is in England with the US 357th Fighter Group to battle the German Luftwaffe in 1943.This story is also of Violet Lindstrom who serves in the American Red Cross where she arranges entertainment for the troops at the Aeroclub Both are numbed by grief and harboring shameful secrets need to expand you well know what comes next.This story although has its suspenseful moments it did not quite resonate and I felt it dragged way too much Adler is portrayed as the typical fly boy who seeks forgiveness to become a better person and as the story moves on he of course with the help of Violet reaches peace of mind Violet on her side is in charge of entertainment and we follow her on her day to day life entertaining kids and the troop while patiently waiting for Adler safe return to base.Well done is the dog fight over the skies of Normandy to clear a way for bombers and how Adler became an ACE What particularly excels is how the story captures the turmoil and struggles of the time and the inner battles the two main characters face each day.The author definitely did a lot of research and has provided a lot of details about flying planes and some military aspects of war We also find a lot of spiritual aspects, biblical quotations and prayers throughout this story Men prayed for their safe return home and women for their men to come back in one piece This story is definitely a military romance with all the Christian elements we can have Received this ARC from the publisher Revell via the first reviewer program for my thoughts flag 4 likesLike see review Stephen Clynes Well Toni, I enjoyed reading your review as always This would NOT be a book for me as it ticks all my AVOID boxes, 1943 plus your lovely negative lis Well Toni, I enjoyed reading your review as always This would NOT be a book for me as it ticks all my AVOID boxes, 1943 plus your lovely negative list We also find a lot of spiritual aspects, biblical quotations and prayers throughout this story Men prayed for their safe return home and women for their men to come back in one piece This story is definitely a military romance with all the Christian elements we can have Jan 30, 2019 03 09AM Toni Osborne So right not being for youa bit much spiritual aspects but I knew Revell being a Christian publisher I expected somehere though a bit too much So right not being for youa bit much spiritual aspects but I knew Revell being a Christian publisher I expected somehere though a bit too much Jan 31, 2019 04 12AM Jan 29, 2019 Lilian rated it really liked it Shelves reviews, owned rtc flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 10, 2019 Erin Lara rated it really liked it 4.5 StarsFans of Sarah Sundin will enjoy this latest WWII historical romance novel This book is the second in the Sunrise at Normandy series We re given enough background information that this could be stand alone, but I would strongly recommend reading the first book first as some pieces from that book fill in some blanks for this one This series follows 3 brothers who are all fighting in Normandy The first book was about Wyatt, the oldest, who joined the navy This one is about Adler, the 4.5 StarsFans of Sarah Sundin will enjoy this latest WWII historical romance novel This book is the second in the Sunrise at Normandy series We re given enough background information that this could be stand alone, but I would strongly recommend reading the first book first as some pieces from that book fill in some blanks for this one This series follows 3 brothers who are all fighting in Normandy The first book was about Wyatt, the oldest, who joined the navy This one is about Adler, the middle brother, who was in the Air Force I look forward to reading about the youngest Paxton brother, Clay, next year While I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series, this one did not quite resonate with me as much Adler starts out a bit cocky I didn t care for him in Wyatt s story for this reason as well , and I struggled to like him As the book went on and his character developed, that perspective definitely changed and it grew on me a bit I also felt like Violet lacked some of the depth the other heroines Ms Sundin has written seem to have Again, the development of her character brought that out as well I have enjoyed all of this author s books and this one was no different, it just took a bit longer to get there.Adler Paxton is a typical fly boy, come to save the day during WWII Through a series of events, he gets served a good helping of humble pie by his squad leader As the story goes, his faith deepens, he seeks forgiveness and becomes a better person The goals that the had set for himself become attainable, but no longer matter Violet Lindstrom has joined the Red Cross in order to find her way into missionary work, which has always been her dream When she reaches England and finds that she was mis informed on what options she has, she begrudgingly helps her friend Kitty with an aeroclub She learns a hard lesson in who the least of these can actually include Food mysteriously goes missing and Violet s job is on the line if she can t catch the thief Meanwhile, she finds herself drawn to Adler, in spite of several misunderstandings This book had strong character development, a fun romance and a good mystery thrown in the mix For readers of this series, it was nice to catch up with Wyatt and Dorothy at the end as well Special thanks to Revell and NetGalley for an advanced copy of this book I was under no obligation to provide a review and all thoughts contained herein are my own flag 2 likesLike see review Feb 01, 2019 Ashley rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves christian fiction, historical fiction, kindle, netgalley, romance, world war ii, favorites There aren t many books that I greet with as much anticipation and delight as a new one from Sarah Sundin Her books never disappoint and The Sky Above Us is another stellar WWII romance from one of the masters The whole concept of this series is so great To get a look at the events leading through D Day from the eyes of the three estranged Paxton brothers is fascinating and informative In the first book we were at sea with Wyatt, this time we re in the air with Adler, and next time we ll be There aren t many books that I greet with as much anticipation and delight as a new one from Sarah Sundin Her books never disappoint and The Sky Above Us is another stellar WWII romance from one of the masters The whole concept of this series is so great To get a look at the events leading through D Day from the eyes of the three estranged Paxton brothers is fascinating and informative In the first book we were at sea with Wyatt, this time we re in the air with Adler, and next time we ll be on the ground with Clay I seriously can t say enough good things about this book Sundin s attention to detail, the flawless way she weaves fact with fiction, the heartfelt spiritual message, the wonderful characters, the swoonworthy romance I could go on and on I was sad when I reached the final page I didn t want the story to end I didn t want to say goodbye to Adler or Violet It was just so good I highly, highly recommend it and can t wait for Clay s story I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed it All thoughts and comments are my honest opinion flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 30, 2019 Kate Campos rated it liked it Sarah Sundin is such a wonderful author and I always highly recommend her books for the historical romance buffs because there s so much detail and heart in each one she writes The 3 stars here is only because I personally didn t care for this book s characters, and I felt the story wasn t as engaging as her others Every book its reader, and I know there will be many readers with whom the story and characters will resonate so if you re on the fence definitely give it a go But wow does Sundi Sarah Sundin is such a wonderful author and I always highly recommend her books for the historical romance buffs because there s so much detail and heart in each one she writes The 3 stars here is only because I personally didn t care for this book s characters, and I felt the story wasn t as engaging as her others Every book its reader, and I know there will be many readers with whom the story and characters will resonate so if you re on the fence definitely give it a go But wow does Sundin know how to write a battle scene, front and center Time and time again, she proves her excellence in this genre Whether from a naval ship book 1 of this series or seated in the cockpit of a fighter plane this book , it is an absolute rush I also enjoyed the dilemma of choosing a life s calling versus love, and balancing the ideas of sacrifice and service I received a copy for review from the publisher via Booklist flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 31, 2019 Jypsy marked it as to read The Sky Above Us is part of a series that I have not read I recommend reading the series in order The story was good but not memorable I ve read a lot of historical fiction with the same premise It s okay for historical fiction fans Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 17, 2019 Amy rated it it was amazing Deep sigh It s been much too long since I ve experienced such a delicious book hangover Literally sighing and smiling at the end of this one Deep sigh It s been much too long since I ve experienced such a delicious book hangover Literally sighing and smiling at the end of this one flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 08, 2019 CoffeeBreakBooks rated it really liked it Sarah Sundin has penned a second riveting World War II tale in the Sunrise at Normandy series I consider her a historian as well as a novelist, and the technical details of the novel are very precise Enjoying history, I have read a number of books regarding the war, along with hearing stories from family members who served From Leiston Army Airfield in England, we see the preparations for the endeavor, Operation Overlord, using real and fictional individuals as representatives of different mi Sarah Sundin has penned a second riveting World War II tale in the Sunrise at Normandy series I consider her a historian as well as a novelist, and the technical details of the novel are very precise Enjoying history, I have read a number of books regarding the war, along with hearing stories from family members who served From Leiston Army Airfield in England, we see the preparations for the endeavor, Operation Overlord, using real and fictional individuals as representatives of different military units Observations of military life, comradeship, and heroism offer an enthralling perspective on the events of World War II in Europe Lt Adler Paxton, an Army Air Force flyer, was an ambitious young man who was troubled by family conflicts American Red Cross volunteer Violet Lindstrom, after earlier crossing paths with Adler, found herself stationed at the same English air base The two captured the turmoil and struggles of how it was for their time in history the story is about friendship, love, and life choices To avoid spoilers, I won t give specifics I have been a steady fan of Sarah s since her first release, and I have many of her books on my shelf I believe I slightly prefer The Sky Above Us over the first novel in this series, perhaps because there is less emphasis or immediate awareness of the specifics of the family conflict, which could favorably have been a less dark occurrence I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, through NetGalley Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 08, 2019 Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves historical, wwll 4.5 starsI really liked both of the books in this series The characters are real They do what we all do struggle with forgiving themselves, blame themselves for things that may or may not be their fault, block themselves off from love that they feel they don t deserve, think they are better than someone else, do good things for the wrong reasons I could keep going The romances too are different than normal book romances Together, the characters are growing and healing It s a partners 4.5 starsI really liked both of the books in this series The characters are real They do what we all do struggle with forgiving themselves, blame themselves for things that may or may not be their fault, block themselves off from love that they feel they don t deserve, think they are better than someone else, do good things for the wrong reasons I could keep going The romances too are different than normal book romances Together, the characters are growing and healing It s a partnership as much as one can be when you re not actually married To the specifics of this book, there s a lot I could say I liked how both Violet and Adler were willing to have their plans changed by God They thought they knew where their lives were headed but they ultimately left it up to God I liked how Violet helped Adler through his guilt, but not just Violet, also Nick and Beck Oh, and how Adler learned to be a servant His character development was superb This series is cool because each book starts before D Day, but Adler s book intersected briefly with Wyatt s and then goes a bit further I will say that the military names and the names of the plans and equipment can get to be a bit much, but it doesn t detract from the story at all She really seems to have done her research I m so looking forward to Clay s story and seeing what will happen to the Paxton family flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 07, 2019 Maureen Timerman rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019 Loved this second book and now not so patiently waiting for the next in this series.This is a historical book about D Day and those brave souls who willingly gave their all to secure our freedoms, and we should never forget We put faces on a few of these individuals thanks to the author and we are soon fighting this war in the cockpit of Adler Paxton s aircraft and we are fighting this War and Spiritual Through all the War action the theme of forgiveness rings here, and the hardest of all, to Loved this second book and now not so patiently waiting for the next in this series.This is a historical book about D Day and those brave souls who willingly gave their all to secure our freedoms, and we should never forget We put faces on a few of these individuals thanks to the author and we are soon fighting this war in the cockpit of Adler Paxton s aircraft and we are fighting this War and Spiritual Through all the War action the theme of forgiveness rings here, and the hardest of all, to forgive yourself.An amazing do not miss read, one that will linger long after the final page is turned.I received this book through LibraryThing, and was not required to give a positive review flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 24, 2019 Jolene rated it it was amazing Though I normally avoid war novels, I enjoyed The Sky Above Us by Sarah Sundin Initially, I was put off by Adler s drive to become an ace pilot which involves shooting down five enemy aircraft However, as Adler s mindset shifted and the author noted that Adler attempted to take down enemy aircraft without ending a life, I fully embraced the story Adler has huge family drama that drives the plot line and his character development to a certain extent Throughout the novel, Adler grows an Though I normally avoid war novels, I enjoyed The Sky Above Us by Sarah Sundin Initially, I was put off by Adler s drive to become an ace pilot which involves shooting down five enemy aircraft However, as Adler s mindset shifted and the author noted that Adler attempted to take down enemy aircraft without ending a life, I fully embraced the story Adler has huge family drama that drives the plot line and his character development to a certain extent Throughout the novel, Adler grows and changes moving from an ashamed coward to a redeemed man who has made mistakes I always like lots of character development in a story and his personal growth was one of my favorite aspects of the novel The author used Adler and his situation to address the need for repentance, the art of an authentic apology, and emotional relational healing.Sarah Sundin is a seasoned novelist and her writing expertise shines in The Sky Above Us The story is interesting, well paced, and has a side note of mystery The novel is not a romantic comedy, but contains some humor that juxtaposes the seriousness of war and death Both Adler and Violet undergo substantial character development and come out better in the end Faith related themes are laced into this well written story I recommend The Sky Above Us to fans of historical fiction.One final note The Sky Above Us by Sarah Sundin is the second novel in the Sunrise at Normandy series I have not read the first novel and this one was fine as a stand alone I m looking forward to reading both the first and third installments in this series Disclosure of Material Connection I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher I was not required to write a positive review The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising flag Like see review Jan 28, 2019 Lisa Johnson rated it it was amazing Title The Sky Above us Sunrise at Normandy 2 Author Sarah SundinPages 384Year 2019Publisher RevellMy rating 5 out of 5 stars.If you haven t read any of Sarah Sundin s novels, then you re missing out on some of the best historical fiction published Sarah Sundin weaves incredible tales with history, faith and believable characters Personally, I have read all her books and am constantly on the lookout for what is coming next These tales reveal historical events in ways that capture the r Title The Sky Above us Sunrise at Normandy 2 Author Sarah SundinPages 384Year 2019Publisher RevellMy rating 5 out of 5 stars.If you haven t read any of Sarah Sundin s novels, then you re missing out on some of the best historical fiction published Sarah Sundin weaves incredible tales with history, faith and believable characters Personally, I have read all her books and am constantly on the lookout for what is coming next These tales reveal historical events in ways that capture the reader s imagination as well as ignites the patriotic heartbeat of those who revel in her novels.In the second book, we continue to read about the three brothers story which began with The Sea Before Us Wyatt, Clay and Adler were the closest of brothers as they grew up, playing different instruments and blending well which was known in their hometown Then, one night, a tragedy rocked their world, changing the course of their lives as the war was heating up.In this tale, we see just how long Adler has carried around anger, hurt, frustration and distance from the faith in God he grew up with in his family The wrestling Adler does with God and how it affects his interaction with others and his flying felt so real to me The on again off again relationship Adler has with a Red Cross worker named Violet reveals something in each of their hearts that only God can free then of if they are willing to release it to His hands.Sarah Sundin writes with heart and faith so intricately woven one doesn t know where one begins and the other ends, or do they I highly recommend all her novels that will touch the heart, mind and soul of readers from anyone who loves historical fiction and God These books are riveting and capture the time period so well that you won t be able to stop telling others about them flag Like see review Jan 27, 2019 Debbie rated it it was amazing Shelves christian, historical, romance The Sky Above Us is a Christian historical romance set from Oct 2, 1943 to June 24, 1944 in England It shows the lead up to D Day and the invasion from the viewpoint of a USA fighter pilot and a Red Cross volunteer at his airbase This book is the second in a series Though it includes enough information that it can be read as a stand alone, the three books are linked as each brother is motivated by a shared painful incident in their past.Adler is very competitive and is determined to make a The Sky Above Us is a Christian historical romance set from Oct 2, 1943 to June 24, 1944 in England It shows the lead up to D Day and the invasion from the viewpoint of a USA fighter pilot and a Red Cross volunteer at his airbase This book is the second in a series Though it includes enough information that it can be read as a stand alone, the three books are linked as each brother is motivated by a shared painful incident in their past.Adler is very competitive and is determined to make ace pilot while forgetting how badly he wronged his two brothers in the past He s ordered to be wingman to another pilot who s a friend, but being wingman will prevent him from making ace God keeps placing him in positions where he must put others before himself, and he learns humility, compassion, and how to accept forgiveness.Violet has been urged by a relative to become a missionary She loves God enough to do that, but the missions board won t send a single woman She loves children, so she goes to England thinking she ll be helping the refuge children Only she s assigned to serve donuts to rough around the edges American pilots Adler seems of a gentleman than the others, and she wants to help him heal and find God s love She progressively realizes that she s been looking down on others and feeling self righteous when she has no right to.The main characters acted realistically to events and had depth After having grown through the events in the book, the hero and heroine end up as a good match with shared goals and values The fighter pilot scenes were suspenseful There was no sex or bad language Overall, I d highly recommend this excellent and exciting historical romance.I received an ebook review copy from the publisher through NetGalley flag Like see review Jan 07, 2019 Lisa Hudson rated it it was amazing FANTASTIC THE SKY ABOVE US Sunrise at Normandy Book 2 is fantastic This book may be read as a stand alone but for the maximum reading in experience, it needs to be read in sequential order in the Series This is the story of American Air Force Lt Adler Paxton and American Red Cross Worker Violet Lindstrom Each of them enlist to serve for very different reasons Paxton is glad to be be serving his country as a flyboy because in the War effort and desperately wants to become an ACE pilot A FANTASTIC THE SKY ABOVE US Sunrise at Normandy Book 2 is fantastic This book may be read as a stand alone but for the maximum reading in experience, it needs to be read in sequential order in the Series This is the story of American Air Force Lt Adler Paxton and American Red Cross Worker Violet Lindstrom Each of them enlist to serve for very different reasons Paxton is glad to be be serving his country as a flyboy because in the War effort and desperately wants to become an ACE pilot Also, this way he can be as far away from his family as possible Red Cross Volunteer Violet Lindstrom has been wanting to be a missionary for most of her life She has no clue about working with soldiers as she has been an elementary schoolteacher Both of them are in for many life lessons as they are part of the group preparing for Operation Overloard Sundin has created characters that are realistic and complex They are experiencing normal emotions and normal problems as they prepare to face the greatest military challenge in history Sundin writes in such a way that you are drawn into the situations with the characters Her descriptions of dogfights among the pilots is exceptional The love story is beautiful because it doesn t come easy It takes a lot of work, a lot of encouragement from friends and mainly a whole lot of prayer A true story of redemption and love I was provided an ARC by Revell Publishing and NetGalley The opinions expressed here are completely my own and without influence flag Like see review Jan 21, 2019 Teresa rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves christian fiction, kindle, historical fiction, romance, wwii The Sky Above Us is the second book of the Sunrise at Normandy series by Sarah Sundin I ve loved every one of Sundin s books and couldn t put it down This one continues the story of the Paxton brothers Adler is the middle brother and in the Air Force He s stationed in England On the ship transporting troops overseas, he meets Violet, a Red Cross worker going to England to work with children When they both end up at the same base, it surprises them both Did God send Violet so she could hel The Sky Above Us is the second book of the Sunrise at Normandy series by Sarah Sundin I ve loved every one of Sundin s books and couldn t put it down This one continues the story of the Paxton brothers Adler is the middle brother and in the Air Force He s stationed in England On the ship transporting troops overseas, he meets Violet, a Red Cross worker going to England to work with children When they both end up at the same base, it surprises them both Did God send Violet so she could help him come to terms with his past Or maybe God sent Adler to help Violet sort out her future plans Either way, God s definitely at work to bring these two together As with any Sarah Sundin book, you know you re getting very well researched information, which really brings the story to life I m always so excited when a new one is coming out and I can t wait for Clay Paxton s story I highly recommend The Sky Above Us but I suggest you start with The Sea Before Us so you don t miss out on any of the Paxton history I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley This is my honest opinion and views of The Sky Above Us flag Like see review Jan 03, 2019 Christine Roberts rated it really liked it Adler Paxton is running from his pastright into the Air Force His mission is to reach England and help the war effort in any way that an Ace fighter piolot can, only he is not an Ace or even a lead pilot, just a second place wingman He has been playing second all of his life, to his parents, his brothers, and now as a pilot If only he can continue to keep the events from his past buried deep enoughthen he can ignore human feelings and emotions and just fly However, into his life flies Adler Paxton is running from his pastright into the Air Force His mission is to reach England and help the war effort in any way that an Ace fighter piolot can, only he is not an Ace or even a lead pilot, just a second place wingman He has been playing second all of his life, to his parents, his brothers, and now as a pilot If only he can continue to keep the events from his past buried deep enoughthen he can ignore human feelings and emotions and just fly However, into his life flies Violet Lindstrom, a Red Cross volunteer trying to serve God by becoming a missionary Life is not working out quite as Violet had intended eitherinstead of serving children in England, she is sent to run the Aeroclub at an Air Force Base and serve the men coffe, donuts, and a smile This is not her calling, the servicemen do not need her, nor does she need them But as war rages and D Day approaches, life has a way of drawing two people together who may need each other than they ever realized.A great book The story is nicely woven into the first book in the Sunrise at Normandy series Can t wait to see what happens in the final installment flag Like see review Jan 26, 2019 Kathryn Voss rated it it was amazing When I think of fabulous WWII historical fiction autors, Sarah Sundin comes to mind Her latest novel in her Sunrise at Normandy Series, The Sky Above Us, is a resouding addition Although you will want to have read its predecessor, The Sea Before Us, this novel is not to be missed Focusing on the flight portion of D Day, Sundin gives her readers a clear glimpse into the men who bravely fought and risked everything for freedom.Although D Day was the backdrop for this novel, Sundin filled the pa When I think of fabulous WWII historical fiction autors, Sarah Sundin comes to mind Her latest novel in her Sunrise at Normandy Series, The Sky Above Us, is a resouding addition Although you will want to have read its predecessor, The Sea Before Us, this novel is not to be missed Focusing on the flight portion of D Day, Sundin gives her readers a clear glimpse into the men who bravely fought and risked everything for freedom.Although D Day was the backdrop for this novel, Sundin filled the pages with the day to day struggles of humanity the difficulty of being far from home, of living in a war torn city, of past regrets, and of new hope for a future Her characters have depth and round out Sundin s plot with dimensions that engulf her readers With this book, Sundin truly composed a story that captures the mind and heart.I highly encourage you to pick up this series Prepare to be entertained, encouraged, and inspired into a life of forgiveness, renewal, and purpose I was provided a copy of this book by Netgalley All opinions are my own flag Like see review Jan 21, 2019 Doreen rated it it was amazing I have read a lot of books set in World War II but this one felt fresh to me It was fascinating reading about the work of the Red Cross and how they supported the airmen I felt the uneasy anticipation of the operation on D Day and the agony of waiting for someone who didn t return back from a mission.On top of all that, Violet and Adler s personal stories were very compelling They aren t perfect Violet has the mistaken idea that service should be sacrificial and is therefore not to be enjoye I have read a lot of books set in World War II but this one felt fresh to me It was fascinating reading about the work of the Red Cross and how they supported the airmen I felt the uneasy anticipation of the operation on D Day and the agony of waiting for someone who didn t return back from a mission.On top of all that, Violet and Adler s personal stories were very compelling They aren t perfect Violet has the mistaken idea that service should be sacrificial and is therefore not to be enjoyed It s easy to fall into that thinking when really we serve best when our service and passions overlap Adler s story is heartbreaking The way his and his brother s stories weave together leaves me anxious to read Clay s story I can t wait.While you get enough of the backstory to read this as a standalone, it d be better to read the two books in order, I think You won t be disappointed Thank you to Revell for providing me with a complimentary e book All opinions are my own Sunrise at Normandy series Book 1 The Sea Before UsBook 2 The Sky Above Us flag Like see review Jan 16, 2019 Nicole Cook rated it really liked it Fans of World War II fiction will enjoy Sarah Sundin s latest book I did not read the first book in the series, but I felt like this book could be read as a stand alone novel This novel is filled with action, romance, and even betrayal among family members The storyline focuses on Violet Lindstrom who is working for the American Red Cross and Lieutenant Adler Paxton who is serving in the US 357th Fighter Group in England Sarah Sundin definitely did thorough research in writing this book She Fans of World War II fiction will enjoy Sarah Sundin s latest book I did not read the first book in the series, but I felt like this book could be read as a stand alone novel This novel is filled with action, romance, and even betrayal among family members The storyline focuses on Violet Lindstrom who is working for the American Red Cross and Lieutenant Adler Paxton who is serving in the US 357th Fighter Group in England Sarah Sundin definitely did thorough research in writing this book She gives a lot of details about flying the planes and the military aspects of the war throughout the book, but I preferred the sections of the book dealing with Violet and Adler s growing relationship The book dealt with forgiveness, redemption, and the biblical story of Jacob as it related to Adler s life in the story I enjoyed the spiritual aspects throughout the novel I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and Revell Publishing and was not required to write a positive review All opinions expressed are mine flag Like see review Jan 26, 2019 Brandi rated it it was amazing I loved getting to know Adler Knowing this series was about brothers, I was curious to see Adler s point of view after being introduced to Wyatt s point of view first I was not disappointed There are some horrible relational sins to be exposed and overcome the forgiveness, mercy and grace shown are just beautiful It leaves me hungry for Clay s story now I love the military background to a wonderfully exciting, tense, and dark historical period The research is thorough and spot on I felt I loved getting to know Adler Knowing this series was about brothers, I was curious to see Adler s point of view after being introduced to Wyatt s point of view first I was not disappointed There are some horrible relational sins to be exposed and overcome the forgiveness, mercy and grace shown are just beautiful It leaves me hungry for Clay s story now I love the military background to a wonderfully exciting, tense, and dark historical period The research is thorough and spot on I felt like I was there in the hanger with the characters in their downtime, or in the cockpit with the airmen during their flights Thank you for bringing this story to life I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell through NetGalley Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own flag Like see review Jan 12, 2019 Nicole rated it it was amazing Shelves published 2019 A truly wonderful addition to the series In this book we meet Adler, a man who is running from his past I loved watching how he changed and became a man who was willing to do hard things and put others above himself.Violets story was a great contrast, in that she was a committed Christian for years, yet realized her own weaknesses.I loved how the stories overlap and converge on D Day Full of faith, love and action Sarah Sundin is the author to read if you are interested in world war 2 fiction A truly wonderful addition to the series In this book we meet Adler, a man who is running from his past I loved watching how he changed and became a man who was willing to do hard things and put others above himself.Violets story was a great contrast, in that she was a committed Christian for years, yet realized her own weaknesses.I loved how the stories overlap and converge on D Day Full of faith, love and action Sarah Sundin is the author to read if you are interested in world war 2 fiction.Highly recommended I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Publisher through NetGalley Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own flag Like see review Jan 08, 2019 Jennifer Harris rated it really liked it Shelves arc First I would like to thank Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book.I love military romance books with a Christian element This book has it all It also has characters dealing with troubled pasts Lt Adler Paxton wants to be an ace and to leave his memories of his past behind Violet Lindstrom wants to be a missionary in Africa doing what she believes God had called get to do She did not know that that would lead her to England and working with the Red Cross That is where our two MCs First I would like to thank Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book.I love military romance books with a Christian element This book has it all It also has characters dealing with troubled pasts Lt Adler Paxton wants to be an ace and to leave his memories of his past behind Violet Lindstrom wants to be a missionary in Africa doing what she believes God had called get to do She did not know that that would lead her to England and working with the Red Cross That is where our two MCs meet but will the war or their pasts tear them apart This book had me wanting to know I read it in one day flag Like see review Jan 13, 2019 Esther rated it really liked it I didn t know I was interested in WWII history until I read the first book in the trilogy Once I read The Sea Before Us, I knew I wanted to learn about the Greatest Generation and what they went through to win on D Day.This second book had characters that felt real I appreciate that in a book It also made history come alive I didn t feel like I was in school and yet I learned about the Red Cross and the USAF than ever before Wow Those who fought and served in WWII really were the I didn t know I was interested in WWII history until I read the first book in the trilogy Once I read The Sea Before Us, I knew I wanted to learn about the Greatest Generation and what they went through to win on D Day.This second book had characters that felt real I appreciate that in a book It also made history come alive I didn t feel like I was in school and yet I learned about the Red Cross and the USAF than ever before Wow Those who fought and served in WWII really were the Greatest Generation 4 stars I really liked this book 5 star reviews are reserved for books I love AND will read over and over I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley I was not required to give a positive review The thoughts and opinions expressed here are entirely my own flag Like see review Jan 02, 2019 R.j rated it really liked it I really enjoyed this second book in the Sunrise at Normandy series I found that the characters were well written and the plot was everything I have come to expect from Sarah Sundin I love the theme of forgiveness in this series I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review All opinions are my own flag Like see review Jan 09, 2019 Miranda Atchley rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2019, christian fiction, historical fiction, romance Review to come flag Like see review Jan 10, 2019 Adrienne added it Running from his past, pilot Adler Paxton heads off to England in 1943 He s frustrated when he s assigned to be a wingman, which will make it that much harder to become an ace Although he s thousands of miles from home, Adler finally has to face up to his past, sins and all, but as he does so, he finds that maybe forgiveness and a bright future really are possible, despite all he has done wrong.Violet Lindstrom wanted to go to Africa as a missionary, but since they won t accept single women, Running from his past, pilot Adler Paxton heads off to England in 1943 He s frustrated when he s assigned to be a wingman, which will make it that much harder to become an ace Although he s thousands of miles from home, Adler finally has to face up to his past, sins and all, but as he does so, he finds that maybe forgiveness and a bright future really are possible, despite all he has done wrong.Violet Lindstrom wanted to go to Africa as a missionary, but since they won t accept single women, she joined the American Red Cross, thinking she could work with English children who have been evacuated from London When she finds out she s assigned to an airbase and is supposed to provide entertainment and activity for the airmen, she isn t thrilled But as she works with the haunted and hurting Lieutenant Paxton, and gets to know the pilots better, she slowly starts to realize that being a missionary isn t the only way that she can serve God.I really, really enjoyed this book I loved Adler s character and seeing his growth throughout the book I really liked the theme of redemption and facing up to what he d done wrong and I also liked that it wasn t just a one and done situation but that there were ongoing issues because that s true to life With Violet, I liked seeing her journey and realizations about herself and her future The setting was really interesting I love World War II stories, and I really enjoyed seeing details like how the Red Cross Aeroclub was set up for the airmen Really enjoyable book I can t wait for the third book Although this is the second book in a series, I think you could read it without having read the first 4.5 stars.I read an ARC via NetGalley All opinions are my own flag Like see review Jenny rated it really liked it Jan 02, 2019 Mrs S L MacGregor rated it really liked it Nov 05, 2018 previous 1 2 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed The Sea Before Us Sunrise at Normandy, 1 n n n by Sarah Sundin n n n n 4.35 avg rating 749 ratings published 2018 n n n n nIn 1944, American naval officer Lt Wyatt 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        Sarah Sundin enjoys writing about the drama and romance of the World War II era She is the bestselling author of The Sky Above Us coming February 5, 2019 and The Sea Before Us February 2018 , as well as the Waves of Freedom, Wings of the Nightingale series, and Wings of Glory series Her novels Through Waters Deep and When Tides Turn were named to Booklist s 101 Best Romance Novels of the Las Sarah Sundin enjoys writing about the drama and romance of the World War II era She is the bestselling author of The Sky Above Us coming February 5, 2019 and The Sea Before Us February 2018 , as well as the Waves of Freedom, Wings of the Nightingale series, and Wings of Glory series Her novels Through Waters Deep and When Tides Turn were named to Booklist s 101 Best Romance Novels of the Last 10 Years Through Waters Deep won the 2016 INSPY Award and was a Carol Award finalist.A mother of three, Sundin lives in northern California She works on call as a hospital pharmacist and teaches Sunday school and women s Bible studies She enjoys speaking to community, church, and writers groups


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    1. At this point, I must not care about my health at all, for I stayed up until 3 AM to finish this book And I am only mildly ashamed.I did love this book It probably gets 4.5 5 from me Still a favorite, but not as favorite ish as the author s other novels.Reasoning for this I felt like the pacing was a little weird, and the characters didn t have the same oomph I m used to I m putting this in spoilers even though it isn t spoilery just because I know a lot of people like to know nothing abo At thi [...]


    2. This book was provided by Baker Publishing through Interviews Reviews If you ve read a Sarah Sundin book before you probably know what to expect, but yet she still surprises and brings out amazing truths and fascinating tid bits of wartime and serving the Lord through difficult choices I knew I would be hooked with the storyline as I m serving the Lord in another country, so it was interesting to see how Violet grasped what the Lord s plan for her throughout the book I loved that she a This book [...]


    3. Book 2, Sunrise at NormandyThis historical romance is sweet tale set at a time when ordinary men had to do extraordinary things, and when women first explored non traditional roles The Sky Above Us is a heart melting adventure history filled second to The Sea Before Us where three brothers have their say This time Lt Adler Paxton takes center stage and we follow him while he is in England with the US 357th Fighter Group to battle the German Luftwaffe in 1943.This story is also of Violet Book 2, [...]



    4. 4.5 StarsFans of Sarah Sundin will enjoy this latest WWII historical romance novel This book is the second in the Sunrise at Normandy series We re given enough background information that this could be stand alone, but I would strongly recommend reading the first book first as some pieces from that book fill in some blanks for this one This series follows 3 brothers who are all fighting in Normandy The first book was about Wyatt, the oldest, who joined the navy This one is about Adler, the 4.5 S [...]


    5. There aren t many books that I greet with as much anticipation and delight as a new one from Sarah Sundin Her books never disappoint and The Sky Above Us is another stellar WWII romance from one of the masters The whole concept of this series is so great To get a look at the events leading through D Day from the eyes of the three estranged Paxton brothers is fascinating and informative In the first book we were at sea with Wyatt, this time we re in the air with Adler, and next time we ll be Ther [...]


    6. Sarah Sundin is such a wonderful author and I always highly recommend her books for the historical romance buffs because there s so much detail and heart in each one she writes The 3 stars here is only because I personally didn t care for this book s characters, and I felt the story wasn t as engaging as her others Every book its reader, and I know there will be many readers with whom the story and characters will resonate so if you re on the fence definitely give it a go But wow does Sundi Sara [...]


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