Book Review of The Sky Above Us by Sarah Sundin!


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 airbase Aeroclub, 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.

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My Thoughts

Sarah Sundin strikes another home run! While this book focuses on the consequences of sins – drunkenness, fornication, and betrayal it also shows the healing of forgiveness and redemption, finding the one and only true Savior. With Adler focused on the so may sins he’s made and Violet so determined to do things in the way she thinks she needs to go it’s a wide ride with these two WWII fighters, Adler in the sky, and Violet on the ground, I love this book so much and I am so super excited for the next.
The way Adler grows in this book is amazing, I love his development and without giving spoilers I am so happy that Violet grew in character and faith through this and that there was hope for them both though at times I wondered if they would find each other or not. This is a splendid WWII romance that I have already reread several times and look at the cover, isn’t it gorgeous and the blues of the sky, so pretty! Plus there’s Nick, who NEEDS his own book.
Rating: 5 stars.
Recommendation: 16/18 and anyone who enjoys romance, historical, and Christian fiction.
Verse: Matthew 7:1-2 Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. (King James Version.)

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