Monday, January 6, 2020

The Land Beneath Us by Sarah Sundin



In 1943, Private Clay Paxton trains hard with the U.S. Army Rangers at Camp Forrest, Tennessee, determined to do his best in the upcoming Allied invasion of France. With his future stolen by his brothers' betrayal, Clay has only one thing to live for—fulfilling the recurring dream of his death.

Leah Jones works as a librarian at Camp Forrest, longing to rise above her orphanage upbringing and belong to the community, even as she uses her spare time to search for her real family—the baby sisters she was separated from so long ago.
After Clay saves Leah's life from a brutal attack, he saves her virtue with a marriage of convenience. When he ships out to train in England for D-Day, their letters bind them together over the distance. But can a love strong enough to overcome death grow between them before Clay's recurring dream comes true?


This book y'all!! This author!! She sure knows how to tell a story!! Blew me away!
This story hit too close to home for me.
The only difference is Leah was able to accomplish her goal where I wasn't.
I mean I sat down and bawled right along with Leah.
I love the gentle reminder that was in the book.
I really didn't like how Clay kept repeating the same thing all the time. It did get on my nerves after awhile but he is a good man. I loved how he took his responsibility seriously and I really enjoyed how he carried his weight through the war. He's my hero minus the theory he had set for himself.
No one knows their future. Only God knows. He is the one who knows when our time is up.
The other reason I enjoyed this book so much was because my grandfather fought the Germans in this war. This is what got me started loving ww2 stories! Of course over the years his stories changed up a bit as he got older. some were funny and others well, let's just say sad. As he told them I could picture him over there fighting. He brought all kinds of German stuff home! I didn't know this until after my grandma passed away. .
Sundin has gone above and beyond in this book!
I couldn't put the book down because it was so good!!
I highly recommend this book! My thanks to Netgalley and Revell for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own. NO compensations were received. 


Sarah SundinSarah Sundin enjoys writing about the drama and romance of the World War II era. She is the bestselling author of The Land Beneath Us (coming February 4, 2020), The Sky Above Us (February 2019) and The Sea Before Us (2018), as well as the Waves of Freedom, Wings of the Nightingale series, and Wings of Glory series. Her novel The Sea Before Us received the 2019 Reader's Choice Award from Faith, Hope, and Love, Through Waters Deep and When Tides Turn were named to Booklist's "101 Best Romance Novels of the Last 10 Years," and Through Waters Deep won the 2016 INSPY Award and was a Carol Award finalist.

A mother of three, Sundin lives in northern California and teaches Sunday school and women's Bible studies. She enjoys speaking to community, church, and writers' groups. 

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