16 February 2019

The Sky Above Us | Book Review


Numbed by grief and harboring shameful secrets, Lt. Adler Paxton ships to England with the US 357th Fighter Group in 1943. Determined to become an ace pilot, Adler battles the German Luftwaffe in treacherous dogfights in the skies over France as the Allies struggle for control of the air before the D-day invasion.

Violet Lindstrom wanted to be a missionary, but for now she serves in the American Red Cross, where she arranges entertainment for the men of the 357th in the Aeroclub on base and sets up programs for local children. Drawn to the mysterious Adler, she enlists his help with her work and urges him to reconnect with his family after a long estrangement.

Despite himself, Adler finds his defenses crumbling when it comes to Violet. But D-Day draws near. And secrets can't stay buried forever.

Bestselling author Sarah Sundin returns readers to the shores of Normandy, this time in the air, as the second Paxton brother prepares to face the past--and the most fearsome battle of his life.

Publisher: Revell
Release Date: February 5, 2019



The next Paxton brother gets his time in the spotlight in The Sky Above Us. As the second Sunrise at Normandy book, Sarah Sundin once again reveals interesting World War II amidst the expected drama and romance. I loved it all.

Pilot Lt. Adler Paxton, haunted by guilt and grief, and Violet Lindstrom, at odds with her calling, have plenty of growing to do—in the midst of the fighting and preparations leading to D-Day, of course. The pair is a joy to get to know, and Sundin balances well between the personal and the historical. The action complements the characters perfectly, allowing the storyline to progress intriguingly to the end.

A great addition to the series, The Sky Above Us is absorbing, transporting, and delightful. The history comes to life as the Adler and Violet face their challenges in a story that fans of historical fiction should not want to miss. I highly recommend it.


Thanks to Revell Reads, I received a complimentary copy of The Sky Above Us and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the lovely review, Hallie! I'm so glad you enjoyed Adler & Violet's story!