Thursday, April 6, 2017

Review: When Tides Turn by Sarah Sundin

Summary: When fun-loving glamour girl Quintessa Beaumont learns the Navy has established the WAVES program for women, she enlists, determined to throw off her frivolous ways and contribute to the war effort. No-nonsense and hoping to make admiral, Lt. Dan Avery has been using his skills to fight German U-boats. The last thing he wants to see on his radar is a girl like Tess. For her part, Tess works hard to prove her worth in the Anti-Submarine Warfare Unit in Boston--both to her commanding officers and to the man with whom she is smitten. When Dan is assigned to a new escort carrier at the peak of the Battle of the Atlantic, he's torn between his lifelong career goals and his desire to help Tess root out a possible spy on shore. The Germans put up quite a fight, but he wages a deeper battle within his heart. Could Tess be the one for him?

With precision and pizazz, fan favorite Sarah Sundin carries readers through the rough waters of love in a time when every action might have unforeseen world-changing consequences.

My Review:

Five Stars

Feeling like people only see her as a pretty face with nothing underneath and no substance, Tess wants to do something significant and meaningful, so she joins the WAVES. Lieutenant Dan Avery is a no nonsense, practical guy married to his job in the Navy who has no time for frivolities or romance.

I'm a huge Sarah Sundin fan. I've loved every single one of her books and When Tides Turn is no exception. This was another stellar and impeccably researched World War II read from Sundin. She always amazes me with the level of detail and the amount of research she puts into her books. I always learn something new, which I completely love. I really liked Dan. I've been intrigued by him from the beginning of this series and so I enjoyed getting to see the many layers beneath the often brusque man. I was surprised by Tess. I didn't know if I'd like her very much considering some of her previous actions, but no worries. Just like with Dan, Tess had many hidden depths and great qualities. There was, also, a bit of a mystery, which kept me guessing until the reveal.

When Tides Turn is a book that I'm adding to my favorites shelf. Highly, highly recommend and can't wait to read whatever comes next from this amazing author!


  1. Thanks for the lovely review, Ashley! I'm so glad you enjoyed Dan & Tess's story!

    1. It was a wonderful story! Thanks for stopping by my blog, Sarah!