Sarah Sundin’s When Tides Turn is a fun, fast-paced historical fiction novel.
The main character, Tess, wants to be seen as more than a pretty face as she joins the newly created Navy WAVES.
She has her eyes set on no-nonsense Lt. Dan Avery, whose sole focus is his work — though Tess makes that difficult.
This is mainly a historical romance, but there is a nice secondary storyline in which the characters are searching for a spy in their midst.
The characters are reappearing from previous novels in the Waves of Freedom series. However, they were secondary characters in the other books.
Sundin does a fantastic job of plotting her novels and the pace keeps readers turning pages to find out what happens next.
She also does an excellent job of weaving facts into the story in an organic manner, rather than just “info dumping.”
I really enjoy these novels and I can’t think of another author who would serve as a good comparison.
If you like Christian fiction and fiction set during World War II, you should check out any of Sundin’s series.
This novel was released March 14 by Revell.
About Sarah Sundin
Sarah 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,” 2016; “When Tides Turn,” March 2017), the Wings of the Nightingale series and the Wings of Glory series.
“Through Waters Deep” won the 2016 INSPY Award, was a Carol Award finalist and was named to Booklist’s “101 Best Romance Novels of the Last 10 Years.”
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.