If you at all enjoy historical romances set in WWII, then Sarah Sundin’s books are for you. Rich with historical details her books take you back to an era that truly was led by the greatest generation. I hope you enjoy her 4 Questions as much as I did!
Sarah Sundin is the author of seven historical novels, including Through Waters Deep (Revell, August 2015). Her novel On Distant Shores was a double finalist for the 2014 Golden Scroll Awards. A mother of three, Sarah lives in California, works on-call as a hospital pharmacist, and teaches Sunday school. https://www.sarahsundin.com.
1. What is something about your life right now that you would have never imagined 5 years ago?
If you’d told me in 2010 that in July 2015 my daughter would marry one of her brother’s best friends, the one who had a crush on her since she was in fourth grade, the one she wrote off as too nerdy, I would have burst out laughing. Happy laughter, though. Her brand-new husband was my favorite Sunday school kid. It was so much fun watching her fall in love.
2. What is one thing that you would go back and do differently if you could?
I don’t think I would. My most painful moments taught me compassion. My biggest failures built perseverance. And my greatest sins stripped me of self-righteousness and brought me to God in pure humility.
3. What is one of the happiest moments of your life?
Since our nest is emptying rapidly—our youngest will be a senior this year!—my happiest moments are when all three kids are home. Oops! Four kids now! Listening to them joke and tease and simply enjoy each other is my biggest delight. It makes up for the “He looked at me!”/”She’s breathing on me!” years.
4. What is one thing you want the next generation to know?
Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Thank you so much for sharing your heart with us Sarah and congrats on your daughter’s wedding and gaining a son-in-law! It’s been a pleasure hosting you on the blog.
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In 1941, as America teeters on the brink of World War II, Mary Stirling works at the Boston Navy Yard and renews an old friendship with naval officer Ens. Jim Avery. Jim’s destroyer escorts British convoys across the North Atlantic, but problems on his ship point to a saboteur at the shipyard. As Mary works to find the culprit and Jim battles U-boats, could their friendship blossom into something more? Or could the dangers they face keep them apart?