Review: When Tides Turn (Waves of Freedom) by Sarah Sundin

About this Book

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.


My Review

Such a beautiful story! It was interesting and educational. I love how the author pulled in situations and people of World War II along with her fictional characters. It gave the story a very authentic feel.

Tessa was great. I met her in book one and she came across as a spoiled brat. However, in book three she shows she truly is a woman of character and depth. The storyline of her fighting to be “more than a pretty face” was excellent.

Dan was priceless! A man of strong integrity that believed it took hard work to achieve his dreams. But he was far from perfect in some of his attitudes. It was fun to watch how Tessa challenged him.

The story provided a great romance between Dan and Tessa as well as mystery. The story of the French Resistance group and their challenges made this more than “a romance novel.”

Although book three of a series you don’t have to read all of them to enjoy this book. The other characters from the first two books play secondary roles in this story.

I give the book 4.5 stars!

Disclaimer: I received this book from the author, but I was not required to leave a review.  The opinions expressed here are strictly my own.

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