The Sea Before Us by Sarah Sundin captivates the reader from the first pages. This story just gets better and better the deeper the reader goes. The characters breathe with life. Vivid images explode in the reader's imagination. Bombs whine. Acrid sulfur scents the air. The reader is there in the midst of the fray. Tension mounts.
This reader flipped pages at an alarming rate eagerly seeking resolution to the hero and heroine's dilemmas. All the while the war lurks threateningly and choices will determine their future.
What an excellent war story this is! While there are a couple of romantic threads, there's a whole lot more to this book than the usual boy meets and pines for the girl of his dreams. The angst of war and the character's good sense prevent anything steamy from happening. This book was so good that this reviewer wants to read more from Sarah Sundin's keyboard. Well done, Sarah!