Waves of Freedom Series
SUMMARY: In a time of war, sometimes battles take place in the heart.
Tess Beaumont is tired of being thought of as just a pretty face. Eager to do her part for the war effort, she joins the Navy's newly established WAVES program for women. Perhaps there she can convince people that there is more to her than meets the eye.
Lt. Dan Avery has been using his skills in the fight against German U-boats and hoping to admiral. The last things he wants to see on his radar is a girl like Tess. Convinced that romance will interfere with his goals. Dan is determined to stay the course, no matter how intriguing a distraction Tess is.
But love, like war, is unpredictable. When Dan is shipped out at the peak of the Battle of the Atlantic, he finds himself torn between his lifelong career goals and his desire to help the beguiling Tess root out a possible spy on shore. Could this fun-loving glamour girl really be the one?
REVIEW: The author had her main characters face many different trials, where various facets of their character and personality were cut, smoothed, and polished. Tess, trying to show others, as well as herself, that she was something more than just a pretty face. She was intelligent, quick thinking and could make even working late fun. I like how she reached out to others and helped others realize their hidden potential. When faced with difficult tasks, she faced them head-on, even risking her life to safe a friend.
Dan was determined to follow the same path his mentor had taken. When difficult circumstances arose, I like how he realized he needed to make changes and head in a different direction or he was going to fail. When faced with impossible circumstances, I like how, at first, Dan reacted like we all do, with anger and frustration. But, then he realized that he needed to respond in a godly manner, events worked themselves out and justice was served.
This was a great conclusion to a wonderful series. Since this is the third book, it is very helpful to read the others to understand different references made and the relationships all the characters to each other. I always look forward to this author's books and this book, and series, just added to it.
This book was provided by Revell for review without any compensation.
Sarah Sundin is the author of Through Waters Deep and Anchor in the Storm, as well as the WINGS OF THE NIGHTINGALE and the WINGS OF GLORY series. 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. Sarah lives in California. Visit www.sarahsundin.com for more information.