24 April 2016

Author Spotlight: Sarah Sundin

Anyone who knows me well knows that I am absolutely enamored of World War II. There's something about the time period that just calls to me. I've done loads of research, read tons of books, and finally came to the conclusion that I was born in the wrong decade and should have been reaching my 20s in the 40s. If I could go back in time, that's when I'd go to, hands down.

As a WWII aficionado, I try to read as much about it as I can, both fiction and non-fiction. Today, I'd like to bring my very most favorite WWII author to your attention...Sarah Sundin.


Here's a little bit about Sarah Sundin from GoodreadsSarah Sundin enjoys writing about the drama and romance of the World War II era. She is the author of the Waves of Freedom series (Through Waters Deep, 2015, Anchor in the Storm, coming May 2016, When Tides Turn, coming March 2017), the Wings of the Nightingale series (With Every Letter, 2012, On Distant Shores, 2013, and In Perfect Time, 2014), and the Wings of Glory series (A Distant Melody, A Memory Between Us, and Blue Skies Tomorrow). She also has a novella in the WWII Christmas collection Where Treetops Glisten (WaterBrook, 2014). 

A mother of three, Sundin lives in northern California. She works on-call as a hospital pharmacist and teaches Sunday school and women's Bible studies. She enjoys speaking to community, church, and writers' groups.


I've read all of her published books so far, and it's hard to pick a favorite. I love them all! You know they're good books when the average rating on all of them is over 4 stars. As for me, they all get 5 stars! They're meticulously researched, beautifully written, and full of everything that makes me love the WWII era so much. Every time I pick up one of Sarah's books, I feel transported right into the middle of things. I love that! Her characters are alive for me, and she treats difficult issues with love and respect, all the while staying true to the time period. 

For those of you who haven't read any of her books, I'd recommend starting with the Wings of the Nightingale series, and then moving on to Wings of Glory. Then pick up the stand-alone short story collection authored by Sarah and some others. After that, definitely head for Waves of Freedom. That series isn't complete yet (and I'm desperate for the third book already! I got an advance copy of the second, and LOVED it.), so start with the ones that are. If I had to pick a favorite series, I think Waves of Freedom would be it.

Happy Reading!!

To visit the Goodreads page for each book, just click on the link in the caption:

Wings of the Nightingale:
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Wings of Glory:
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Waves of Freedom:
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Stand Alone (short story collection by various authors):
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**all images courtesy of Goodreads**

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the wonderful feature, Emily! I'm thrilled that you're enjoying the stories!

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