When Tides Turn

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.


I love books set in this time period and I cannot believe I haven’t read any of Sarah Sundin’s books before. This is one author I will be reading more of. I would not call myself a history nerd but I do enjoy reading about history. So, you can guess what parts of the book were my favorite. I liked the historical aspects but the whole book was good. I cannot wait till I can read the rest of this series. I loved that the main girl character, Tess, was in the WAVES. That was interesting and very cool. Just a note for anyone reading this book, read the Dear Readers at the end of the book; it gives some information about what is real in the book and what is not. This book was not only a historical Christian romance but I would say there was some mystery in it too.

The main characters, Dan and Tess, were well written and I liked them both. Like I said before, I have not read any of Sundin’s book, so I did not know any of the other characters that were from her other books in this series. But you really don’t need her two other books to read this one. Just so you know, this book is the third in the Waves of Freedom series. But, after reading this book, I have Through Waters Deep and Anchor in the Storm on my “must read” list. Those two titles are the first and second books in this series.

This is a good read and if you like good, clean historical fiction then this is the book for you!

I most definitely recommend this book and I cannot wait to see what Sarah Sundin comes up with next!

Title: When Tides Turn

Author: Sarah Sundin

Author’s Website: http://www.sarahsundin.com/

I received this book from the Revell Division <http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/revell&gt; of the Baker Publishing Group for this review.

Reading Resolution 27: Read a book set in a war era.

The book, Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue, is a great non-fiction book about women who played their part in WWII, if you are not in to historical fiction.

This review is written in my own words and is my honest opinion.



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