The Sky Above Us (Sunrise at Normandy, #2) by Sarah Sundin

The Sky Above Us (Sunrise at Normandy, #2)

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 ...

Details The Sky Above Us (Sunrise at Normandy, #2)

TitleThe Sky Above Us (Sunrise at Normandy, #2)
Release DateFeb 5th, 2019
PublisherFleming H. Revell Company
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Romance, Fiction, Christian

Reviews The Sky Above Us (Sunrise at Normandy, #2)

  • Kellyn Roth
    At this point, I must not care about my health at all, for I stayed up until 3+ AM to finish this book. And I am only mildly ashamed.I did love this book! It probably gets 4.5/5 from me. Still a favorite, but not as favorite-ish as the author's other novels.Reasoning for this?I felt like the pacing was a little weird, and the characters didn't have the same oomph I'm used to.(I'm putting this in spoilers even though it isn't spoilery just because...
  • Hannah
    As usual, Sarah Sundin has written an absorbing and enjoyable tale! The characters practically hop of the pages in vibrant colors and the setting is nearly as easy to visualize. Violet struggles with insecurity about her height (six feet) and is passionate about becoming a missionary. But there are niggles of doubt in her soul that she summarily hushes, thinking contentment in her current place is a reluctance to go for her calling. Before the wa...
  • Kav
    No matter what I say in this review, I can't begin to do justice to the magic of Sarah Sundin's storytelling. And this time, I listened to the audio version which enhanced my enjoyment even more. It kinda felt like I had traveled back in time to the 1940s and was huddled next to my radio absorbing every precious word of a serial installment broadcasting over the BBC. The historical ambience is over-the-moon delectable! Being forced back into my 2...
  • Victoria Goodbrand
    I have no words to describe this.... but i scrambled up a review! xP The Sky Above Us was one of my most anticipated book of 2019 and it surpassed all my expectations. This book was so amazingly, beautiful —— a story of forgiveness, hope and the sweetest romance ever. I think i’ve found my favorite Sundin book. Ever. [[ yes ik i say that every single time i read one 🙄😂😍 ]] For some reason, i was kind of doubting my enjoyment of the...
  • Hallie Szott
    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...
  • Alysha (For The Love of Christian Fiction)
    Soooo gooooddd!!! 😭😭😍😍😍Why have I never read any books by Sarah before?!The dialogue and banter was GREAT! The chemistry between all of the characters was great!Timing was a bit fast, but overall it was such a good story. I’m looking forward to reading Wyatt’s story, and Clay’s.4.5/5 stars!
  • Olivia
    *This book was provided by Baker Publishing through Interviews & Reviews.*If you've read a Sarah Sundin book before you probably know what to expect, but yet she still surprises and brings out amazing truths and fascinating tid-bits of wartime and serving the Lord through difficult choices. I knew I would be hooked with the storyline as I'm serving the Lord in another country, so it was interesting to see how Violet grasped what the Lord's plan f...
  • Maddy
    I read the first book in this series, The Sea Before Us, January 2018 and have eagerly wanting for this book ever since. I had very high expectations for this book and it definitely lived up to them.I was very excited after reading book #1 to find out that this book was going to be about Adler. Part of his story is briefly mentioned in book #1 and I was very interested to learn more. He made some bad decisions as a young adult and this book start...
  • Jen. (JenGalaxy4 Christian Book Reviews)
    ..“So the last will be first, and the first will be last.” Matthew 20:16 NRSV-CEYep. I totally gave this book a hug.This was so good!The Sky Above Us takes place in the months leading up to D-Day, during the exact same time as the first book. Some scenes even overlap! When they did…it was awesome! I’m not sure I’ve ever read a series where all the books take place simultaneously this way and I love it!There are moments in this book that...
  • Rebekah
    I waited a year for this book... and it was so good! I love how this book is all about the middle brother, Adler, and his perspective on the past. I like how this book had a similar timeline, yet built on the first book. I also really like how the themes of salvation, repentance, and forgiveness were woven throughout this book. It was a hard one to out down!The only caveat - this book had some more sensitive content due to Adler's checkered past,...
  • Staci
    So far this is my favorite Sundin Series. I love how each novel is about a different branch of the U.S. military set just prior and during D-Day in WWII.
  • Dawn
    I don't think that there is a Sarah Sundin book that I haven't enjoyed. While there are some books I've liked more than others of hers, I've still enjoyed each of her books. This one was no exception. In the first book, we met the Paxton brothers and learned what caused the rift between them. This one focuses on Adler, the middle brother. I enjoyed getting to know him. I also really enjoyed learning about D-Day through the air versus the ground. ...
  • Loraine
    This series focuses on three brothers before and during World War 2. The first brother, Wyatt, after some family discord, leaves home and enlists in the Navy. Book 1, The Sea Before Us, covers Wyatt's story as a naval officer. Book 2 now turns to Adler, the second brother. He enlists in the Air Force filled with pain and regret for the family problems he feels he has caused. This book is as well written as the first with Sundin's obvious research...
  • Jocelyn Green
    The Sky Above Us has just as much heart as it does history. I'm always impressed with Sarah's impeccable research and skillful storytelling, and always inspired by the way her characters grow. In this book, Violet and Adler both had intense spiritual journeys that complemented each other's so very well. If you enjoy World War 2 stories and inspirational fiction, if you appreciate learning while you're being entertained, you'll love this series re...
  • Lilian
    First off– can I say how pretty this cover is?! It immediately drew me in when I saw it for the first time (and I inwardly swooned) and it made me want to devour the book immediately. So prettyyyy. I have to say, that’s not how I imagine the main character at all though. Anyway, I really enjoyed the story itself, though I honestly didn’t really love that the romance was so focused upon in the story. It definitely bothered me that the roman...
  • Brittany
    What a joy to be able to read the second book in this series and learn Adler Paxton’s full story. Book one, The Sea Before Us, followed Wyatt Paxton throughout the time surrounding the D-Day invasion. This series is about three brothers who were torn apart through a tragedy a few years earlier. I believe that you could pick up The Sky Above Us and read it as a stand alone, however, reading the details from both books gives a better understandin...
  • Tricia Mingerink
    I have been SO eager to read this book! I love this author's books, and the first book in this series was one of my favorites of hers! This book didn't disappoint! It features another aspect of the build up and battle of D-Day (the battle in the air this time). I loved the character arcs of both Addler and Violet. Both of them had issues and both learned and grew so much in this book! My favorite part by far had to be that both the main character...
  • Beth Erin
    Full review on FaithfullyBookish.comThese Paxton brothers are stealing their way into my heart! Admittedly, I have a soft spot for Texans and great respect for our servicemen and women so it only took a little nudge. Adler’s reckless abandon and deep regrets are evidence of his good character and tender heart. Violet’s perceptions and motivations challenged me to examine my own heart. This series has a wonderful balance of love and war, faith...
  • Erin Laramore
    4.5 StarsFans of Sarah Sundin will enjoy this latest WWII historical romance novel! This book is the second in the Sunrise at Normandy series. We're given enough background information that this could be stand-alone, but I would strongly recommend reading the first book first as some pieces from that book fill in some blanks for this one. This series follows 3 brothers who are all fighting in Normandy. The first book was about Wyatt, the oldest, ...
  • Mikaela
    ~ AUDIOBOOK REVIEW ~ I really enjoyed this second book in the series. I again liked the spiritual journeys the characters walked through in their Personal lives. I could relate in ways to Violet, with my own ministry dreams and prayerfully considering why my life seems to go in a different direction then I’d always dreamed. It was also interesting to get a peak into the role of the American Red Cross in WWII.Series: I would suggest reading the ...
  • Amy
    Sunrise at Normandy series is about the three Paxton brothers and one dreadful day and night that tears up their family and sends each into World War 2. The Sky Above Us is Adler’s story. Not only did Adler have to deal with the devastating death of his fiancé, but he also caused some more problems that shook what was left of his family to the core. Three years later he is now Lt. Adler Paxton involved in air battles with the Germans. He is fu...
  • Trisha Robertson (Joy of Reading)
    I enjoyed my time spent reading this story about Adler Paxton. The historical details are exceptional as to be expected. The characters are vibrant and multifaceted. The plot was well written and Sundin even tossed in a surprise that I didn't see coming! The only downside is that I have to wait a year before I can get my hands on the next book.Violet has dreamed of becoming a missionary since she was a little girl. On the cusp of seeing that drea...
  • Denise Hershberger
    My favorite time period in history to study or read novels based during has always been WWII and especially the time surrounding D-Day, so this was a perfect read for me. It has been really neat to get to know these brothers in this series. I love how Sundin decided to have each brother in a different branch of service and I especially enjoyed the research she put into pilots for this book. I could almost smell the fuel and hear the engines throu...
  • Laura
    THE SKY ABOVE US is the second book in Ms. Sundin's Sunrise at Normandy series, but it stands alone. Fans will want to read the first book though (The Sea Below Us) to get Wyatt and Dorothy's story. And I am so looking forward to Clay's story coming later this year.This was almost like watching Top Gun with the cocky pilots and the flight talk. And, oh the romance (swoon). Plus there was a mini-mystery with someone stealing from the Red Cross. Wh...
  • Raechel
    Ah, you just cannot go wrong with a Sarah Sundin novel! She writes some of the best and most satisfying WWII that I have ever read.
  • Teresa “Teri”
    I just discovered Sarah Sundin’s writing when I read the very first in this series, “Sunrise at Normandy”, and I love it! I hope there will be another book to complete the series about the last and youngest brother. This is historical fiction in the genre of WWII and WWII Home Front that I absolutely cannot get enough of 😊However, if you are offended by the Christian Faith being an integral part of the characters lives, then perhaps you ...
  • Holly
    In Sarah Sundin’s latest book and second installment of the Sunrise of Normandy series, she brings the readers into the lives of a Red Cross volunteer and an aviator during World War II.Violet, the main female character, wanted to become a missionary but her plans changed when her fiancee breaks their engagement off suddenly. Without a husband, she is unable to fulfill her dreams and turns to the Red Cross. Hoping to be placed in a location tha...
  • Toni Osborne
    Book#2, Sunrise at NormandyThis historical romance is sweet tale set at a time when ordinary men had to do extraordinary things, and when women first explored non- traditional roles. “The Sky Above Us” is a heart melting adventure history-filled second to “The Sea Before Us” where three brothers have their say. This time Lt. Adler Paxton takes center stage and we follow him while he is in England with the US 357th Fighter Group to battle ...
  • A.M. Heath
    What I Loved: I’ve been invested in the Paxton family since page one of book one. The Sky Above Us was just as remarkable as The Sea Before Us, and I’m eagerly waiting for book 3 of the series.The Sky Above Us was everything I’ve come to expect from Sundin: a sound message for the soul, endearing characters, a timeless romance, an accurate WWII setting, and all the historic details your heart can hold.I always appreciate Sundin’s characte...
  • Maureen Timerman
    Loved this second book and now not so patiently waiting for the next in this series.This is a historical book about D-Day and those brave souls who willingly gave their all to secure our freedoms, and we should never forget. We put faces on a few of these individuals thanks to the author and we are soon fighting this war in the cockpit of Adler Paxton’s aircraft and we are fighting this War and Spiritual. Through all the War action the theme of...