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A Chat with Author Sarah Sundin

Davalynn Spencer here, pleased to introduce you to our regular host today, Sarah Sundin. It’s her turn for the spotlight, and what a light it is for her new book, When Twilight Breaks.

Sarah, tell us a little about this book.

Munich, 1938—Evelyn Brand is an American foreign correspondent determined to expose the tyranny in Nazi Germany. After brutality hits close, American graduate student Peter Lang uses his connections in the Nazi Party to feed information to Evelyn, pulling them deeper into danger as the world marches toward war.

Your titles are always so intriguing, drawing us into the lives of people impacted by WW2. What inspired you to write this particular book in your collection?

When we visited Ellis Island several years ago, I fed family names into their computer. I found a record of my grandfather’s trip from Hamburg back to New York after his junior year abroad in Munich. In 1936. I knew he’d studied in Germany—he was a professor of German—but it had never occurred to me that he’d studied in Nazi Germany. My novelist brain got to spinning. What was it like for Americans living in Hitler’s Germany? And—of course—what sort of trouble could I get my characters in?

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New Releases

NEW RELEASE: The Land Beneath Us by Sarah Sundin

The Land Beneath Us

by Sarah Sundin

Publisher: Revell

Release date: February 4th, 2020

ISBN-13: 978-0800727994

About the book:

With his future stolen by his brothers’ betrayal, Clay Paxton trains hard with the US Army Rangers, while Leah Jones works as a librarian at the army base, hoping to find her lost sisters. A marriage of convenience binds them, but will D-day—and a foreboding dream—tear them apart?

 

About the author: 

Sarah Sundin
Sarah Sundin

Sarah Sundin is a bestselling author of World War II novels, including The Land Beneath Us, The Sky Above Us, and The Sea Before Us. Her novel The Sea Before Us received the 2019 FHL Reader’s Choice Award. A mother of three adult children, Sarah lives in California. www.sarahsundin.com.

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Book reviews

CAN Book Review: A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin

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 A DISTANT MELODY by Sarah Sundin 

Review by Carla Stewart

Publisher: Revell; Original
edition (March 1, 2010)

 ISBN-13: 978-0800734213

 

Once in a while a book comes along that wraps its arms
around you and so enchants you that you don’t want to the story to end. Sarah
Sundin’s debut novel, A Distant Melody,
is one of those books. At the height of WWII, a chance meeting brings Allie
Miller and Walt Novak together, but Allie’s upcoming marriage, arranged by her
wealthy parents, and Walt’s dispatch to pilot a B-17 bomber from an airbase in
England, halts the romance before it has time to spark. Only the letters which
cross the Atlantic keep the flames burning.

 

At times I felt I had a front row seat in a Bing
Crosby/Frank Sinatra/Betty Hutton movie. The story is warm and witty, with
authentic characters and poignant situations. While Walt deals with the tragedy
of war, Allie is consumed with wedding preparations to a man she doesn’t love
and volunteers for the war effort stateside. Multi-layered with tender
subplots, Sarah weaves this lovely story with finely drawn details and
finesse. 

Did I mention I didn’t want it to end? The good news is that
this is the first book of three in the Wings of Glory series. I can’t wait
until book two. Highly recommended.