When Tides Turn by Sarah Sundin


Release Date:  March 14, 2017

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 978-0-8007-2344-6

Genre: Fiction / Historical Romance

Series: Waves of Freedom, Book Three

Be sure to check out my reviews of the previous books Through Waters Deep and Anchor in the Storm.

About the Book:

(taken from the back cover)

The last thing naval officer Dan Avery wants to see on his radar is glamour girl Quintessa Beaumont—even if she has joined the WAVES.

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:

When Tides Turn by Sarah Sundin is the final installment in the Waves of Freedom series. I’m so sad to see one of my favorite series end!

Quintessa (or should I say Tess) Beaumont and Dan Avery are two characters who we have seen glimpses of throughout the series. Now it’s their turn for their love story.

Tess isn’t the same person she was in the earlier books. Her character has matured and longs to no longer be just a pretty face. She longs to have a purpose, to do something worthwhile and useful, something that has meaning.

Dan had to grow up fast so he is always serious and doesn’t know how to loosen up and have fun.

Both characters are no longer who they are by the end of the novel. They have grown, matured, and made a beautiful love story.

Sundin’s writing is beautiful and makes God the center of the story. This is a tale of love, forgiveness, and learning to trust again. I loved seeing all of my favorite characters interact and meet entirely new ones.

You can easily read this as a standalone, but I recommended reading the entire series because you can better understand the characters and what’s happening.

And like always there’s a mystery on our hands. Super fun!

I loved learning about the anti-submarine warfare and all about the WAVES program.

I was hoping we’d get a story for Yvette next, especially after what occurred in this novel. Maybe we’ll see her again in a future novel.

Highly recommended!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.


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Sundin_SarahAbout Sarah Sundin 

Sarah Sundin is the author of With Every Letter, On Distant Shores, In Perfect Time, and the Wings of Glory series. In 2014, On Distant Shores was a finalist for the Golden Scroll Awards from both AWSA and the Christian Authors Network. In 2011, Sarah received the Writer of the Year Award at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. A graduate of UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy, she works on-call as a hospital pharmacist. During WWII, her grandfather served as a pharmacist’s mate (medic) in the Navy and her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force in England. Sarah lives in California with her husband and three children. Visit http://www.sarahsundin.com for more information.


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