When Tides Turn

When Tides Turn

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"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?"--Amazon.com
Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
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Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780800723446
0800723449
9780800728557
0800728556
Branch Call Number: F SUN
Characteristics: 391 pages ; 22 cm

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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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