An Action-Packed, History-Filled, Heart-Melting Adventure – guest review by Hayley

“The Sea Before Us” is the first of a brand new series that Sarah Sundin’s readers have been eagerly anticipating. After reading the first installment of the “Sunrise at Normandy” trilogy, I can see that this series is staying true to the author’s trademark of military adventures, and presents a brand new story of Texas-born Lieutenant Wyatt Paxton of the United States Navy, and British-born Second Officer Dorothy Fairfax of the Royal Navy.  After immensely enjoying this author’s previous series, “Waves of Freedom,” I was thrilled to join these new characters in their story which, unlike “Waves of Freedom,” takes place in Europe as opposed to the United States. Continue reading

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A Beautiful Conclusion to a Fantastic Series – guest review by Hayley

img_0142Oh dear… the time has come. The last book of the “Waves of Freedom” series has finally been released, and what a finale it is. But – that’s just it. It’s the end to a series that truly does proud the Christian fiction genre. While I’ve “patiently” waited for this book ever since reading the previous two in the series, it is heartbreaking to realize that the stories of Jim and Mary, Arch and Lillian, and Dan and Quintessa have come to a finish. But, as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and these books were definitely a very good thing. Continue reading

Christian Historical Fiction at Its Best! (Guest review by H.B.E.)

Anchor-in-the-Storm-658x1024I read “Through Waters Deep” very soon after it was released from Revell last year. Seeing how it became one of my MOST favourite books I have EVER read in my ENTIRE life, I guess you could say that I was just a little bit excited for “Anchor in the Storm” to be released. But could this new sequel even come close to reaching the nearly impossible high standards set by the first book in the Waves of Freedom series? Continue reading

As Lovable as the Waters are Deep! (Guest review by Hayley)

ThroughWatersDeepThrough-Waters-Deep imageOf all the book character companions I’ve had over the years, Miss Mary Stirling and Ensign Jim Avery are two of the best. Bringing them to vivid life through the pages of her newest release, Through Waters Deep, author Sarah Sundin gives us a gift through her writing as beautiful as Mary’s sweet soprano voice. With a mystery to keep you guessing, characters that will become friends, and a love story that will melt even the hardest of hearts, Through Waters Deep is a story that should not be missed by any Christian fiction reader, or any reader at all!

Everything about this novel simply breathes life. One of my favourite aspects Continue reading

Where Treetops Glisten review

Where Treetops Glisten imageWhat could be better than a unique, heartwarming, old-fashioned Christmas story carefully crafted by a talented author, filled with Christian values and sweet surprises (and un-surprises!), then polished to near perfection? The answer is THREE such stories melded together into one book – each a delightful story of its own, yet interrelated with the other two. Where Treetops Glisten is a new, 2014 release from WaterBrook Multnomah that successfully brings each of these elements to life, in the voices of three acclaimed authors – Cara Putman, Sarah Sundin and Tricia Goyer. Stepping away from typical holiday novella collections filled with several unrelated short stories, Where Treetops Glisten focuses on one family. As each story-within-the-story singles out a different sibling and shares his or her Christmas love story, the overarching tale is revealed piece by piece.

So many elements of this book are artfully intertwined and corresponding, beginning with the three inner-story titles based on classic Christmas songs – White Christmas by Cara Putman, I’ll Be Home for Christmas by Sarah Sundin, and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Tricia Goyer. With World War II as a backdrop, Continue reading