Facing the past may be the most
fearsome battle of his life.
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 wants to be a missionary, but for now she serves in the American Red Cross, arranging entertainment for the men of the 357th and setting 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.
When it comes to novels set during World War II, in my humble opinion, there is no better author than Sarah Sundin. Her second book in her "Sunrise at Normandy" series, The Sky Above Us is an awesome read. The first book in the series is The Sea Before Us. I have yet to read the first book in the series, however, I just bought a copy because the second book was so good.
The series is about three brothers, Wyatt, Adler and Clay Paxton. This story belongs to Adler, a fighter pilot in the 357th Fighter Group based in England. Adler is running from his past and is yearning to become an ace so that once the war is over he can start a flying freight business names ACES. He also has a problem with being 'second'. He had a problem being second to his brother Wyatt, and being a wingman. This is a story of someone wanting one thing and finding that what God planned for him was far better.
Adler's interest is Violet Lindstrom, a member of the American Red Cross. Her dream is to become a missionary in Africa just like her great aunt. But just as Adler learned to change, so did Violet and her dream changes as well.
Ms. Sundin has a great gift in making the reader feel like they are right in the cockpit with the pilot. This gift is no different. I guarantee you will feel like you are in each and every dogfight that takes place in this book and if your heart isn't beating a little faster by the end of each scene, you probably didn't engage.
The Sky Above Us is a fast-paced, World War II action novel that will get the reader's heart pumping. It is also an inspirational romance novel that will touch the heart of any reader. I would highly recommend this book to anyone, but especially to fans of historical romance.
On a 5-Star Scale - 5 Stars!!!!!
I would like to thank Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group for my copy of The Sky Above Us. I received my copy for free but 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.