Books by Sarah Sundin

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When Twilight Breaks

I’ve reread Sarah Sundin’s first novel (A Distant Melody) so often that there are parts of it I could quote by heart. What I love about that story, and many of her books since, is that they remind me of the 1950s era WWII movies my parent’s loved. They are sweet, innocent, romantic and revolve ...

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The Sky Above Us

World War Two is one of my favorite historical periods and I love the cheesy films about the fighting forces made in that era and the decade immediately following. Meant to be more patriotic than accurate, they paint a glamorized, clean cut picture of the American soldier and the women they fall in ...

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The Sea Before Us

When I was growing up, one of the movies often watched at my home was The Longest Day, an epic WWII film starring classic cinema stars John Wayne, Sean Connery and Henry Fonda. Using quasi-documentary style storytelling, the film dramatizes the events of the Battle of Normandy and a small part of wh ...

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When Tides Turn

My parents were big fans of 1940s and 1950s cinema and those films hold a high nostalgia factor for me. I love the fashions, the glamour and glitz and the dramatized emotions. And the language: “Aw, shucks!” and “Gee, whiz!” spoken in place of “F” bombs but with equal fervor always bring ...

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On Distant Shores

I’ve recently finished a glom of Foyle’s War, an excellent BBC mystery series set during WWII which looks at life on the English home front. This novel also deals with various portions of Europe during the war and reminds us that not everything centered on hometown parades with confetti and stre ...

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A Memory Between Us

The bombers of WWII have always been a fascinating subject for me, which is ultra odd since I am not into planes or war. But the history behind our bombing missions, the whole story of the "flying fortress" and the strategy of daylight bombing somehow always seem to grip my attention and hold it. Wh ...

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A Distant Melody

Whenever I am super busy I try to avoid getting overly caught up in a new novel. On the other hand, I have never gone a day without reading some portion of a book. For those tough moments, when I have to find something to read that won't keep me so engaged I forget all about what I should be doing, ...