Author: Sara Sundin
Series: Sunrise at Normandy #2
Release Date: February 5, 2019
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewer: Jessica Higgins
As the series continues, more is revealed about what happened to change the lives of the Texas brothers.
Burdened by the grief of his past, Lt. Adler Paxton ships off to England as a fighter pilot with his sights set on becoming an ace against the German Luftwaffe. But the secrets of his past weigh heavily on his mind and have caused him to turn into a hothead in confrontations. When he learns that he will be a wingman instead of a fighter, he decides to take matters into his own hands, which leaves his partner exposed and frightfully close to being killed. Realizing that he is on a mission of destruction, Adler turns to God to finally heal his wounds.
Violet Lindstorm has always wanted to be a missionary like her Aunt in Kenya. To begin her career, she joins up with the American Red Cross to help with the war effort overseas. Once in England, she becomes the manager of an Aeroclub at a new base. While there are many challenges, one of the bright spots is the mysterious Lt. Adler Paxton who seems to quickly connect with her, but then draw away just as fast. Maybe she can help Adler overcome the demons of his family’s past.
I was glad to find out more about the event that started the series in The Sea Before Us. I was gripped from the beginning in that book and got about one third of the story. Now in this installment, there is another third that is presented. So, the whole story is getting closer, but more complications are thrown in that I didn’t know about. Can’t wait for the next installment to fully understand everything!
As with the first book, this one deals with the main character wrestling demons from the event that split up three brothers. In both cases, Clay seems to have been betrayed the worst, but his story is not up for telling yet. Paxton and Violet seem destined to be together, but there are plenty of challenges to keep them apart. And not just Adler’s past either, though that is a large part of it. The resounding theme of this book is forgiveness on both main characters.
If you are enjoy historical fiction centered around WWII with a balance of romance, then you need to get this book!
I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.