When Tides Turn

When Tides Turn

Book - 2017
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Baker & Taylor
When beautiful Tess Beaumont joins the WAVES program to do her part in the war effort and prove that she is more that just a pretty face, ambitious Naval Officer Dan Avery does his best to keep his relationship with Tess professional to avoid the distraction.

Baker Publishing Group
A fun-loving glamour girl. A no-nonsense naval officer. Only a war could bring them together. What happens next will change their lives.

Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
ISBN: 9780800723446
9780800728557
Branch Call Number: INSP Sundin S
Characteristics: 391 pages ; 22 cm

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Psalm46
Jul 11, 2019

Absolutely wonderful book! Loved, loved, loved this trilogy! Sarah Sundin is a phenomenal author!

bibliosara May 08, 2018

The final book in the Waves of Freedom series, "When Tides Turn" is another fantastic read. I seriously felt withdrawal from Sundin's books after completing this one, yet I couldn't bring myself to start another of her series too soon! I still want to savor this one! Sundin is an incredible author, and one of my new favorites.
I was very excited to learn that "When Tides Turn" follows the stories of Dan and Tess/Quintessa. I was always intrigued about Dan in the first two books, hoping that someone would help him shed his too-serious demeanor and enjoy life a little more. Tess was the perfect fit for that job! As they investigate what appears to be an undercover Axis spy, Tess and Dan realize they might have gone too far with their sense of duty this time.
What I love most about Sundin's books are that each character is unique. There are no cookie-cutter profiles, and she is adept at portraying each person with individual traits and flaws (and maintaining those character profiles over the course of several books). Writing this review almost a month after finishing the novel, I can still remember all the characters and events vividly; they feel as familiar as old friends. I even feel a tug of sadness that I can't rejoin their adventures; that I won't know how the rest of their lives play out. I can also honestly say that I learned a great deal about history while I read this series, and felt inspired in my own life by the characters' growth in personality and faith. And *that*, I believe, is the mark of excellent writing. To move your readers enough to make a difference in their own lives. To leave them with something that makes a mark on their heart, soul, and mind. To etch a pattern in their way of thinking, and a warmth in their gut that returns at the mere mention of the title. And Sundin does that.
Highly recommended.

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oceanrose_0
Jun 05, 2017

One of my favorite Sarah Sundin books! Quintessa has a crush on Dan. "What was wrong with her? She'd always been drawn to men who showered her with starry-eyed adoration. Now she was drawn to a man who looked right through her as if she nothing of a substance to stop his gaze". Soon Tess finds herself joining the WAVES program but much to both her and Dan's dismay, she ends up working with Dan. But according to military rules WAVE girls are not allowed to marry Navy men. Dan is attracted to Tess but has avoided female distractions for "the past decade". Great book especially if enjoy book about WW II with some romance!

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EleHernandez
Apr 08, 2017

Loved getting to read Tess and Dan's story! I had no idea how perfect characters they were for each other despite being completely opposites. Wonderful WWII romance with drama and crime. I enjoyed seeing the characters from the last two books of the series. I was left satisfied with the ending of the series. Sarah Sundin is one of my favorite authors I recommend to read! Cannot wait to read her next future series.

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