Thursday, August 25, 2011

Blue Skies Tomorrow by Sarah Sundin

Book Description:
In a time of peril, can they find the courage to confront their fears and embrace a love that lasts?
When her husband becomes a casualty of the war in the Pacific, Helen Carlisle throws herself into volunteering for the war effort to conceal her feelings. But keeping up appearances as the grieving widow of a hometown hero is taking its toll. Soon something is going to give.
Lt. Raymond Novak prefers the pulpit to the cockpit. His stateside job training B-17 pilots allows him the luxury of a personal life—and a convenient excuse to ignore his deepest fear. When the beautiful Helen catches his eye and captures his heart, he is determined to win her hand.
But when Ray and Helen are called upon to step out in faith and put their reputations and their lives on the line, can they meet the challenges that face them? And can their young love survive until blue skies return?

My Thoughts:
This was a wonderful book. Helen the widow of the town's hero. She puts on a front for everyone, including her son. The one thing Helen can't deal with is the reality of her former situation. Ray is a pilot whose wings are taken from him when a teacher has to have combat experience to teach. He and Helen reunite after his many years away from home and the attraction is mutual. He has helped many people in his pastoral duties but can he help the woman he's grown to love?
I loved Ray. He and his father were my favorite characters in this book. Helen was difficult. I felt so sorry for her and at the same time I hated how broken she was. I completely disliked her father in law...and her mother in law for that matter. They were terrible and tried to make Helen and her son be the same way. Her son was precious, if needing in discipline. All in all, the book gave you a lot to ponder while being a good story.
I rate this a 5/5. There were some parts I didn't like, but that was only because of how realistic they were!

Thank you to Revell for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.

“Available August 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”


  1. Ashley - thank you so much for the lovely review! I'm so glad you enjoyed Ray & Helen's story - even the difficult parts :)