Thursday, March 23, 2017

When Tides Turn By Sarah Sundin

Back of the Book

When fun-loving glamour girl Quintessa Beaumont learns the Navy has established the WAVES program for women, she enlists, determined to throw off her frivolous ways and contribute to the war effort. No-nonsense and hoping to make admiral, Lt. Dan Avery has been using his skills to fight German U-boats. The last thing he wants to see on his radar is a girl like Tess. For her part, Tess works hard to prove her worth in the Anti-Submarine Warfare Unit in Boston--both to her commanding officers and to the man with whom she is smitten. When Dan is assigned to a new escort carrier at the peak of the Battle of the Atlantic, he's torn between his lifelong career goals and his desire to help Tess root out a possible spy on shore. The Germans put up quite a fight, but he wages a deeper battle within his heart. Could Tess be the one for him?

With precision and pizazz, fan favorite Sarah Sundin carries readers through the rough waters of love in a time when every action might have unforeseen world-changing consequences.

My Thoughts

Sarah Sundin has outdone herself with When Tides Turn.  The amount of knowledge and detail in the novel will make you feel you are there dealing with the same struggles.  Dan was the perfect character, his understanding to the war, U-boats, and the need for better technology make his personality more likable and realistic.  Tess was eager to join the WAVES and while she has never been a favorite character of mine this story puts her in a new light and I found myself cheering her on.  You will definitely want to read the first to novels in the series before you dive into this book, but it will be worth it.

I was given a complementary copy of When Tides Turn from the publisher.