Wednesday, March 15, 2017

When Tides Turn by Sarah Sundin

From the publisher:

When fun-loving glamour girl Quintessa Beaumont learns the Navy has established the WAVES program for women, she enlists, determined to throw off her frivolous ways and contribute to the war effort. No-nonsense and hoping to make admiral, Lt. Dan Avery has been using his skills to fight German U-boats. The last thing he wants to see on his radar is a girl like Tess. For her part, Tess works hard to prove her worth in the Anti-Submarine Warfare Unit in Boston--both to her commanding officers and to the man with whom she is smitten. When Dan is assigned to a new escort carrier at the peak of the Battle of the Atlantic, he's torn between his lifelong career goals and his desire to help Tess root out a possible spy on shore. The Germans put up quite a fight, but he wages a deeper battle within his heart. Could Tess be the one for him?


Sarah Sundin is a delightful author.  Not only does she write romance and suspense expertly but she has so much history and details in her story.  In reading the series of Waves of Freedom (this is the third book) I have learned and understood more about that time than I had before. 

Tess is a character that has grown through this series and I was a delight to really get to know her character more in depth.  Tess wants to prove her worth and this book shows how we each have things we want others to see.

Dan Avery is another character we can really get to know. His outer toughness is something we get to see below.  Both Tess and Dan are striving for things but have to continually lay down their plans at God's feet and let Him lead.

I highly recommend this series to anyone.

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
When Tides Turn (Waves of Freedom Book #3) by [Sundin, Sarah]

Sunday, March 5, 2017

When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner illustrated by David Catrow

This beautiful book is a winner on so many levels.  The words are things that all children need to hear.  Over and over it is reiterated to the child that God made them exactly as they are, perfect, and a special representation of God's image. 

And I especially loved the illustrations by David Catrow.  We need more beautiful books showing children of different nationalities and races.  I so appreciate that this was done so beautifully.

I cannot wait to give this book to others.

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
When God Made You by [Turner, Matthew Paul]