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The Sky Above Us

By Sarah Sundin

Description:

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

Violet Lindstrom wants to be a missionary, but for now she serves in the American Red Cross, where she arranges entertainment and refreshments for the men of the 357th in the base Aeroclub 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.

Book Takeaway:

Some readers will identify with Adler's past - I hope they find comfort in the security and cleansing of God's forgiveness. Some readers will be appalled at Adler's past - I hope they see the heart of God's mercy and grace.

Why the author wrote this book:

D-day is a pivotal event in modern history, and I wanted to write a series covering the magnitude of the operation, from naval to air to the ground, with The Sky Above Us covering the aerial aspects - from the cockpit of Adler Paxton's P-51 Mustang! I also wanted to explore what it looks like to seek forgiveness for sins that seem unforgivable - both blatant sins and quiet sins deep in the heart.

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