The Sea Before Us

The Sea Before Us

In 1944, American naval officer Lt. Wyatt Paxton arrives in London to prepare for the Allied invasion of France. He works closely with Dorothy Fairfax, a "Wren" in the Women's Royal Naval Service, who pieces together reconnaissance photographs with holiday snapshots of France--including those of her own family's summer home--in order to create accurate maps of Normandy. Ma In 1944, American naval officer Lt. Wyatt Paxton arrives in London to prepare for the Allied invasion of France. He works...

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Title:The Sea Before Us
Author:Sarah Sundin
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:0800727975
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:365 pages pages

The Sea Before Us Reviews

  • Amanda
    Feb 12, 2018
    There's a reason why Sarah Sundin is considered the Queen of World War II fiction. Her combination of meticulous research and realistic characters elevates her stories above the norm and leaves readers -- or at least this reader -- eager for the next one. ...
  • Loraine
    Mar 07, 2018
    This debut novel of the Sunrise at Normandy series by Sarah Sundin continues her excellent historical fiction writing. Focusing on World War II and the events that led up to the D-Day invasion, it features Dorothy who is a "Wren" or member of the Women's Royal Naval Service in England ...
  • Laura
    Mar 18, 2018
    THE SEA BEFORE US is the first book in Ms. Sundin's newest series and it is a winner. Both Wyatt and Dorothy won my hearts, my sympathy, and my complete attention. Wyatt is a good, honorable man, a true hero. Wounded to be sure, but beyond sweet. I absolutely adored him. Dorothy is str...
  • Laura
    Jan 08, 2018
    In The Sea Before Us, author Sarah Sundin takes her readers back in time to WWII and the run-up to D-day. Her main characters are Dorothy Fairfax and Wyatt Paxton. Dorothy is an insecure red-head with freckles who is trying to become someone she is not, to catch the eye of another some...
  • Maureen Timerman
    Jan 17, 2018
    I just finish another of Sarah Sundin?s books and like her others it does not disappoint, a mix of history and a bit of romance, and the anticipation of a battle. With this book, there is an all-out combined effort to take down Germany, and we are heading toward D-Day. The author ha...
  • Shantelle
    Feb 21, 2018
    Oh my heart! This was breathtaking, fun, and beautiful! I don't know why I worried I might not like this book. For one, almost everything I've read by Sarah Sundin has been phenomenal! From the new series, SUNRISE AT NORMANDY, The Sea Before Us may just be my new favorite from this aut...
  • Amy
    Mar 05, 2018
    What happens when a Texan with a slow drawl and a Londoner meet during a time when the whole world was at war? The Sea Before Us takes us to the time before the Allies invasion of Normandy. Both Dorothy Fairfax (Royal Naval Service) and Wyatt Paxton (American Naval officer) meet togeth...
  • Kav
    Feb 20, 2018
    A book that is as luscious as this cover promises! And how exciting to be at the beginning of this new series. I adore the way Sarah Sundin brings her historical novels to life. From characters to setting to the World War II backdrop -- this author has a talent for weaving facts and fi...
  • Emilie Hendryx
    Mar 05, 2018
    Yet another stunning novel by Sarah Sundin! The Sea Before Us was everything I hoped for and more. Sarah managed to weave a sweet romance between the bitterness of war and the disillusionment of misplaced expectations. With a prologue that will reel you in and many unanswered questions...
  • Elinor
    Apr 14, 2018
    This wartime novel by Sarah Sundin has everything going on, in a good way. Firstly, there is a romance between Texan naval officer Wyatt Paxton and English Wren (Women's Royal Naval Service) Dorothy Fairfax, so the war is seen through two different pairs of eyes. Literally thousand...
  • Raechel
    Mar 10, 2018
    What a marvelous book. *Happy sigh*. A new book by Sarah Sundin is always highly anticipated, and this one did not let me down in the least. It was so excellent! Wyatt Paxton and Dorothy Fairfax were amazing characters ? so real, and they both had such depth. Each of the characters ...
  • Hannah
    Feb 21, 2018
    Oh, what a delightful read! I won't deny that I didn't wish to slap Dorothy a few times for her na´ve attitude toward the guy who had too many women in his life, but even then the character roused some caring attitude in me. She believed his words because she wanted to believe them, a...
  • Brittany
    Feb 14, 2018
    With a fantastic start to a new series, Sarah Sundin has me invested in a whole new set of lives that will forever be changed by the events surrounding D-Day! I could hardly set this book down and I can tell you that book two can not arrive soon enough for me! The main characters re...
  • Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
    Feb 03, 2018
    About this book: ?In 1944, American naval officer Lt. Wyatt Paxton arrives in London to prepare for the Allied invasion of France. He works closely with Dorothy Fairfax, a "Wren" in the Women's Royal Naval Service. Dorothy pieces together reconnaissance photographs with thousands ...
  • Amanda Geaney (Christian Shelf-Esteem)
    Feb 23, 2018
    After reading The Sea Before Us, Sarah Sundin has become an author I?ll be on the lookout for. Prior to reading this story, I had only read a novella by Sundin. How imprudent of me to wait so long to enjoy her writing over the span of an entire novel! A mistake I plan to rectify quic...
  • Hayden
    Feb 05, 2018
    Why do Sarah Sundin's book always have to be so good? I say this because I'm running out of ways to describe how great she is at character development, how effortlessly but accurately she crafts her historical settings, and how relateable her characters are--even characters like The Se...
  • Hannah
    Feb 11, 2018
    Golly, where do I begin? I have anticipated this book for so long, and now that I've read it, I just want to dive back into it and get to know these characters all over again! The story hooks you from page one! I promise that after you read the prologue, you won't want to put th...
  • Eva
    Feb 25, 2018
    I want to hug this book and (almost) all the characters. The first book I read by Sarah Sundin (With Every Letter) left me bored and wondering why everyone raved about her. With this book (her newest, I believe) I understood. I?m a huge fan of WWII fiction (and nonfiction) and I enjo...
  • Rebekah
    Feb 22, 2018
    Wow. What a story! I loved every bit of it! The history, the romance, the mystery... I didn't want to put this book down! Here's what I loved about this book in detail... ?The characters. Even though Dorothy made some poor decisions, and wasn't very wise about relationships, I could...
  • Kelly Bridgewater
    Feb 07, 2018
    I adore Sarah Sundin's writing. She is a master at bringing the world of World War II to life in a realistic fashion with memorable characters. I look forward to reading every single book she writes. With her newest addition to her new series, The Sea Before Us, I fell in love with the...
  • Deanne Patterson
    Feb 21, 2018
    This is the first Sarah Sundin book I've read. I've seen a lot of reviews of her other books and she is highly recommended so I thought I'd read one and see what all the fuss is all about. I am so glad I did as I was not disappointed at all! My attention was held captivated in this his...
  • Tricia Mingerink
    May 17, 2018
    I knew this book was going to be amazing, but it still blew me away. Wow!!!! Just, wow! This reminded me a lot of the old John Wayne war movies. Love story subplot, big battle main plot. Lots of military action. I grew up studying a lot of military history, so the lingo wasn't diff...
  • Amanda Tero
    Feb 14, 2018
    Wyatt had me from page one. He was more of the quieter hero, the one who made terrible mistakes, was overly-protective? YET? he learned. He was a hero with flaws, but not without progress. He understood forgiveness, but still had to learn it on other levels. He understood the impor...
  • Maddy
    Feb 03, 2018
    I've seen this book floating around Goodreads, and I was very excited about getting a copy. This is the first book I've read by Sarah Sundin and it will definitely not be the last. I absolutely fell in love with this story. This book captured my attention immediately. If a book has ...
  • Olivia
    Jan 11, 2018
    {3.5ish stars-more or less depending on my mood} I knew I was in for a treat when I saw this book coming out. I always expect a book that fits well in a setting and brings to life historical details?this book does just that. Right along with it, are fabulous characters who caught ...
  • Victoria Lynn
    Feb 22, 2018
    Sarah Sundin is truly a master of historical fiction. I have experienced it once before when I had the privilege of reading one of her books, and this one was no different; it did not disappoint. She goes into such detail about the period and the tasks of the military that I was blow...
  • Kellyn Roth
    Feb 12, 2018
    Originally posted on Reveries Reviews Title: The Sea Before Us Author: Sarah Sundin Series: Sunrise at Normandy, #1 Genre: Christian Historical Romance (WW2) Era: 1944 (WW2) Setting: London, England (prologue set in Texas) with a bit in Edinburgh, Scotland (!!!) Pu...
  • Jen.
    Feb 04, 2018
    . The Sea Before Us is the first book in Sarah Sundin's newest series, Sunrise at Normandy. The story takes place in the months leading up to D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II. Dorothy Fairfax is a Wren for the British military with an interesting job. She ...
  • Abigail
    Mar 05, 2018
    Okay one thing.....YOU CANNOT END A BOOK LIKE THAT!! Okay yes, it did end on a happy note, but now we have to wait for another book to come out before we find out what happens next!! Why Sarah? Why?!? This book will leave you in a mess of emotions! This is my first even Sarah Sundi...
  • Victoria
    Apr 09, 2018
    Best Sundin book evahhhh!! Wyatt was the best, Dorothy and Bonnie Prince Charlie we?re adorable and Lawrence was just, an idiot. ...