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Publication Order of Wings of Glory Books

A Distant Melody (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Memory Between Us (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blue Skies Tomorrow (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Wings of the Nightingale Books

With Every Letter (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Distant Shores (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Perfect Time (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Waves of Freedom Books

Through Waters Deep (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anchor in the Storm (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
When Tides Turn (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sunrise at Normandy Books

The Sea Before Us (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sky Above Us (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Land Beneath Us (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

When Twilight Breaks (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Until Leaves Fall in Paris (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sound of Light (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Embers in the London Sky (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Where Treetops Glisten(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Sarah Sundin is an award-winning historical fiction author from California. While she was brought up in a home that was wall to wall with books, she never did envision herself as a writer. However, she once teamed up with her sister and using crayons they co-wrote Funny Dancing Vegetables and Fruits stories. She would then discover science and when she went to college, she took a degree in chemistry and later on got her Ph.D. in pharmacy from the University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy. After graduating from college, she went on to practice for several years before she had a dream in 2000. She woke up from the intriguing dream and knew she had to put it down on paper before she forgot it. From the dream, she proceeded to write a 750-page contemporary Christian romance. While she never got to publish the work, it got her interested in writing. She soon joined a writer critique group, the American Christian Fiction Writers and even start attending writers’ conferences. Sarah published her first novel “A Distant Melody” of the “Wings of Glory” series in 2010. After attaining much success, she hung up her coat to become a full-time author. She currently lives with Dave her husband and three children in California.

Sarah’s novels are set in World War II which is as a result of her unique parentage. Frederick Stewart her grandfather served in the US Navy as a pharmacist’s mate and Roderick Stewart, her great uncle was a pilot for the NAVY and flew the B-17 in England and Australia and was present at Pearl Harbor. As such, she grew up with stories of World War II and hence it was no surprise that she would be fascinated by anything to do with the war. Similar to other avid readers, she dabbled in writing but knew her stories were not any good and hence she spent much of her younger years wanting to be a lot of things including a firefighter, ballerina, and protozoologist. Her interest in protozoology is what led her to take a degree in science and become a pharmacist. Sarah was a late bloomer as she submitted her manuscript for “Distant Melody” in 2003 when she was thirty-four. Over the following years, she got her fair share of rejections until one of her submissions resulted in the successful sale of the “Wings of Glory” series at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. The publishing of the series opened the floodgates as he got four three-book contracts and went on to publish “Wings of the Nightingale,” “Waves of Freedom” and “Sunrise at Normandy” series. She has also been shortlisted and won several awards including the Carol Award in 2015, Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference Writer of the Year Award, INSPY Award in 2016, 101 Best Romances of the Last 10 Years by Booklist, and Reader’s Choice Award from Faith, Hope, and Love in 2019. When she is not writing, she teaches women’s Bible studies and Sunday school and also speaks to church, historical, women’s and community groups.

Sarah Sundin’s novels are all set in the World War II period as she says she is attracted to the intensity of the time. She showcases the upheaval and the unity of humanity in the face of the cruelest and depraved leaders on one side set against the heroic and noble on the other. It was a time when everyday men came out of their everyday lives and learned that they could be extraordinary. Women learned new things and attempted roles they previously never even considered but remained ladies. She writes of the romance, the daring and drama that pervaded all the violence and danger of the war. Since she is a Christian fiction author, faith plays a huge role in her novels. All begin with a character having either a lack of depth in faith, a sin they have not acknowledged, or a problem they have to face up to. Over the course of the narrative, they have to turn to God to help them meet their needs and acknowledge that they need him. Sundin asserts that she is never short of inspiration given that she often finds herself wanting to improve in various areas of faith. As for her settings, it is all about personal preference, story considerations and history. For instance, she chose Boston for the “Waves of Freedom” series as it provided Home Front mysteries for her heroines and fit the historical events that had the US Navy fighting in the “Battle of the Atlantic.”

“In With Every Letter” the first novel of the “Wings of the Nightingale” series by Sarah Sundin, Lieutenant Mellie is thrilled to start her training as a flight nurse. But she is not too thrilled that she has to write a letter to a stranger even though it is a component of a confidence-building program and she gets to be anonymous. Lieutenant Tom MacGilliver who is based in North Africa thinks anonymous correspondence is a great idea since he has been attempting to get away from his birth name given how infamous it had become. As they write and send their letters across the Atlantic, Mellie and Tom develop a very close and unique relationship even though they have never met in person. When they are both posted to Algeria, they have an opportunity to meet in person. Will they have the courage to expose who they are or will they want to hide in their cocoons given their infamous histories? Sundin combines attention to detail with excellent research to make a beautiful romance that brings to life the perils of true love, and the challenges that aviators had to face during the Second World War.

“On Distant Shores,” the second novel of the series, Lt. Georgiana Taylor believes that life could not be any better. She has a challenging job she loves, a loving family and a boyfriend with whom she is so much in love. But the problem is her boyfriend is several hundred miles away and in July 1943 her life becomes much more complex. She met Sgt. John Hutchinson a pharmacist who unlike her hates his life since he cannot see his fiancé thousands of miles away. Hutchinson also believes that being a non commissioned officer he is not getting the respect he deserves. While Hutch and George share a love under the starry nights in Sicily, their lives are falling apart back home. Do they have the wherewithal to weather the betrayal and hurt or will the pressures that are inherent in war situations destroy the delicate connection they just developed? Sarah writes an exciting story of romance, action, and emotion with her signature attention for detail that will leave the reader on the edge of their seats with anticipation.

Sarah Sundin’s “In Perfect Time” tells the story of Lt. Kay Jacobson an Air Force flight nurse. The sophisticated, coy and bold woman is known for taking hostage the hearts of men whenever she flies in Europe. But she meets her match in Lt. Roger Cooper, a ruggedly handsome pilot that does not seem to be taken by her beauty and charm. In fact, he has been avoiding her ever since they met. Still, they have to work together delivering supplies to paratroopers and evacuating the wounded in the skies of Southern France and Italy. Every second spent together brings them closer but can they put the past in the past and enjoy the present and a bright future that seems to be beckoning?

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3 Responses to “Sarah Sundin”

  1. Linda L Templeton: 11 months ago

    Hey sweetie!
    I lent my sister (who lives in another state) my set of books regarding “our” town….and she pasted them onto to someone else…and they are just gone! I told her I needed them returned but a last they are gone and she doesn’t know who had them!
    So I need to buy another set of these books but I cannot remember titles!
    Please let me know….I have a new neighbor who is a reader like me…so I will share these books with her. She is from the East Coast and I cannot wait to get her in love your books! Miss you! Hope all is well with you both and those kids!

  2. marilyn matson: 2 years ago

    just finished reading THE LAND BENEATH US and I’m hooked! Can’t wait to read the others!

  3. Ginny Hoey: 3 years ago

    I love your books so much that I read them cover to cover in one day!!!!!


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