I’m loving this series featuring the Paxton brothers and the different US military branches leading up to D-Day at Normandy Beach during World War II.
About the Book
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 wanted to be a missionary, but for now she serves in the American Red Cross, where she arranges entertainment for the men of the 357th in the Aeroclub on base and sets 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.
Bestselling author Sarah Sundin returns readers to the shores of Normandy, this time in the air, as the second Paxton brother prepares to face the past–and the most fearsome battle of his life.
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In My Opinion
As I was reading the middle Paxton brother’s story, I was taken with the research and attention to detail Sarah Sundin pours into her books. She puts readers in the cockpit of World War II airplanes and takes them to the sky with Adler while keeping them grounded with Violet.
Adler is a man haunted by anger, brashness, and regret. A man wrestling with the need for forgiveness while caring his gilt as penance for his past sins. Violet Lindstrom has big plans for her life and serving airmen in England at the Aeroclub is not what she hoped her Red Cross stint would entail.
I loved that Sundin put these two people together in The Sky Above Us. A man who sees himself a sinner, one who believes he has committed unforgiveable sins and a woman who sets her sight so far ahead to her missionary work she is blinded to the mission field at her feet.
Readers are educated on the air force’s role the days leading up to and during D-Day, and Sundin runs this story parallel to Wyatt’s story (The Sea Before Us) in a way that made me want more.
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Caryl Kane says
Wonderful review! Sarah Sundin makes history come alive!
Suzie Waltner says
She really does. I’m a little embarrassed to admit this series is the first of her books I’ve read.