Monday, August 22, 2011

Blue Skies Tomorrow

Author: Sarah Sundin
Publisher: Revell
August 2011
ISBN: 978-1-8007-3423-7
Genre: Inspirational/historical romance

Helen Carlisle married young, giving up all her dreams to keep her highschool sweetheart from pouting. But now, Jim is dead from war related injuries, and still Helen isn’t free. She has to play the part of the grieving widow for her in-laws, her two-year-old son’s grandparents. The bright spot in her day is her volunteer work.

Ray Novak loves to fly—but unfortunately, he’s just been assigned a position as a stockboy. He can’t think of a good thing about his new assignment, except for Helen. She is a spot of sunshine in his life, and he adores her son, Jay-Jay.

Unfortunately, the Carlisle’s are encouraging Helen to date another man from a prominent family—and they are very against Ray, claiming he’s soft. When Ray and Helen are called upon to step out in faith, can they meet the challenges that face them?

BLUE SKIES TOMORROW is the third and final book in Ms. Sundin’s Wings of Glory series. Each book stands alone, but they are all based on the three sons of the Novak family, so readers will want to read all three.

Ray is a sweetheart, a pastor at heart, kind and considerate. Helen is playing a role, being who she believes she needs to be in polite society, but she only feels free around Ray. I hoped that Helen would be able to be herself and find happiness.
The story is well-written, but it wasn’t quite so engaging as the first two books in the series. I didn’t grow to like Helen as much as I would like to, maybe because she was living a lie, but she seemed kind of flat. Still, this was an enjoyable read and I won’t hesitate to recommend it. Discussion questions are included at the end. $14.99. 427 pages.

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