Sarah Sundin

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Sarah Sundin enjoys writing about the drama and romance of the World War II era. She is the bestselling author of The Sky Above Us (February 5, 2019) and The Sea Before Us (2018), as well as the Waves of Freedom, Wings of the Nightingale series, and Wings of Glory series. Her novels Through Waters Deep and When Tides Turn were named to Booklist's "101 Best Romance Novels of the Last 10 Years." Through Waters Deep won the 2016 INSPY Award and was a Carol Award finalist.

A mother of three, Sundin lives in northern California and teaches Sunday school and women's Bible studies. She enjoys speaking to community, church, and writers' groups.

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Sarah Sundin Hi Sydney! Not at this time. I have a contract for another three-book WWII series, which will take me through 2017. After that, who knows? But WWII…moreHi Sydney! Not at this time. I have a contract for another three-book WWII series, which will take me through 2017. After that, who knows? But WWII story ideas keep coming to me!(less)
Sarah Sundin No, I don't :) I do a LOT of research. My grandfather served in the Navy in WWII and my great-uncle was a B-17 pilot, so I grew up hearing stories…moreNo, I don't :) I do a LOT of research. My grandfather served in the Navy in WWII and my great-uncle was a B-17 pilot, so I grew up hearing stories about the war and was always fascinated by the time period. Passion for history drives me to research and make my stories as authentic as possible. Through my novels, I hope to honor the real-life heroes both in the military and on the Home Front.(less)
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With Every Letter (Wings of the Nightingale, #1) by Sarah Sundin With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin
 
  9 votes 18.0%

With Every Breath by Elizabeth Camden With Every Breath by Elizabeth Camden
 
  9 votes 18.0%

Too Close to Home (Women of Justice, #1) by Lynette Eason Too Close to Home by Lynette Eason
 
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The Color of Justice by Ace Collins The Color of Justice by Ace Collins
 
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Prelude for a Lord by Camille Elliot Prelude For a Lord by Camille Elliot
 
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A Stillness of Chimes by Meg Moseley A Stillness of Chimes by Meg Moseley
 
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Surrender the Heart (Surrender to Destiny, #1) by MaryLu Tyndall Surrender the Heart by MaryLu Tyndall
 
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So Fair a Lady (Daughters of His Kingdom, #1) by Amber Lynn Perry So Fair a Lady by Amber Lynn Perry
 
  3 votes 6.0%

All God's Children (Peacemakers, #1) by Anna Schmidt All God's Children by Anna Schmidt
 
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A Lady of High Regard (Ladies of Liberty, #1) by Tracie Peterson A Lady of High Regard by Tracie Peterson
 
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Prairie Rose (A Town Called Hope, #1) by Catherine Palmer Prairie Rose by Catherine Palmer
 
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message 13: by Sarah

Sarah Sundin How fun! I love your comments, and I'm glad you're enjoying the story. Believe me, I wanted to toss Cracker too :) But he has some growing to do... By the way, that incident was inspired by a real plane from the 306th BG that ditched just offshore - weighted down with booze! It was too funny not to play with. Ella Rose wrote: "Yay! Thanks for being my goodreads friend! I'm reading "A Distant Melody," and I LOVE it!! (First of your books I've ever read).
I've been posting my thoughts as I progress. I think you would enjoy..."



message 12: by Sally

Sally Chambers Thanks for your Goodreads friendship, Sarah!
Blessings, Sally


message 11: by Sarah

Sarah Sundin Actually I didn't post them - someone else did :) I came home from vacation, and there they were! She posted them on her page, and because I was "tagged," they show up here too.


message 10: by Sandra

Sandra Thanks, Sarah! I love the idea of putting quotes from your books on this page.


message 9: by Julia

Julia Reffner Yay!! Your book came today!! I can't wait to read it!!!


message 8: by Julia

Julia Reffner You're welcome. And yes, I'm loving A Distant Melody so far! Can't wait for A Memory Between Us!

I'm glad to see you gave Rain Song and Chasing Lilacs 5 stars, 2 books I've very much been looking forward to reading. Why do I accumulate these so fast and then can never keep up?!


message 7: by Sarah

Sarah Sundin Melissa wrote: "Just finished A Distant Melody...I LOVED it!! Looking forward to Jack and Ray's stories. Hoping Ray might end up with Helen? =)"

Thanks, Melissa! As for Ray and Helen, you'll have to read Book 3. However, I will tell you Ray and Helen are the hero and heroine. Whether or not they end up together... :)


Melissa Just finished A Distant Melody...I LOVED it!! Looking forward to Jack and Ray's stories. Hoping Ray might end up with Helen? =)


Donald Parker Hi Sarah,
I pray things are going well with your debut novel.
God bless!!
Don


message 4: by Sarah

Sarah Sundin Margaret wrote: "Is A Memory Between Us about Jack and Deborah? Just looking at the cover, I notice the mustache. Oh, I'd love to read about her witty humor matching his own!"

Jack and Ruth, and it was a blast to write - their banter just flowed. All I did was transcribe it :) I'm going through the galleys right now, so we're right on schedule.


Margaret Chind I just answered my own question at the CHF ning


Margaret Chind Is A Memory Between Us about Jack and Deborah? Just looking at the cover, I notice the mustache. Oh, I'd love to read about her witty humor matching his own!


message 1: by Ann

Ann Welcome to Goodreads!

Ann


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