Hanna de São Pedro do Sul, Portugal
I can’t stop thinking how beautifully written this story is. It had a slow start and I was wondering if I would be disappointed with it. I wasn’t. The action picked up halfway and the story had a sweet ending. This book is definitely my favorite August read. I have this habit of reading a page here, there, and then piecing the whole story together. I couldn’t do that with Blue Skies Tomorrow. There was a reason behind every action by every character and reading the book page by page was vital to understanding the story. I was reading the text as fast as I could to find out the ending. Not surprisingly, I completed this book in slightly more than three hours (it is 423 pages long) Blue Skies Tomorrow is the last book in the Wings of Glory series. The first two books is about Ray’s brothers, Walt and Jack. I have not read the first two books, but since the romance stories of Walt and Jack is given a minor inclusion in Blue Skies Tomorrow, I am interested in how Sundin blends these three stories in three different books together without making any of these books a must-read for a reader to understand the story. French and German is used in the story. I wished there was a glossary of French and German terms included in the book. As someone who doesn’t know French and German, I had to type the foreign language words in Google Translate just to find their meanings. I liked the well-researched facts contained in this novel. The descriptions of the fighter aircraft and the way they are piloted showed that plenty of research was put into this novel. An event that happened during war time in Port Chicago, the place where Helen worked for awhile, was real. To add on to it, more than 10 people in the story are real. This well-mixed elements of fact and fiction made this story a pleasant read for me as I like reading general knowledge in fictional stories.