Review of THE LAND BENEATH US by Sarah Sundin

Although this is the first book that I have read by Sarah Sundin, I am thoroughly convinced that it will not be my last. This book was a fascinating look at D-Day from the viewpoint of the woman left behind and the warrior in action. Clay Paxton is from Texas and is stationed at a small training base when he meets Leah. Leah is on her own and working in the library when Clay comes into her life at one of her worst possible moments. The life that Leah faced when Clay left for battle was one of being alone, anxious and not always feeling accepted, struck a lot of chords with me since I’m a the wife of a retired military member. So, I really enjoyed the walks down memory lane that this book provided for me. I also was totally absorbed with the historical details that the author wove seamlessly into the story. The tale of D-Day was so well-written and historically accurate that I learned a lot from this book while also being drawn into the fictional lives of Leah and Clay. There are so many lessons to be learned from this book, including forgiveness and giving second chances and acceptance and bullying and family relationships. I loved this book and will definitely look for and read the others in this series as well as other books by this author. She paints a realistic canvas of a terrible era in the history of the world and does so with empathy and a patriotic fervor that jumps from the pages. Fans of historical fiction will not want to miss this book!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author as part of an online contest. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, “Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.”

Published by #Revell, this is a totally clean and enjoyable read!

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