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Blue Skies Tomorrow – the Book Cover is Here!

Here it is! The cover for Blue Skies Tomorrow, coming from Revell, August 2011!

And here’s the blurb from the publisher…

Lt. Raymond Novak prefers the pulpit to the cockpit, but at least his stateside job training B-17 pilots allows him the luxury of a personal life. As he courts Helen Carlisle, a young war widow and mother who conceals her pain under a frenzy of volunteer work, the sparks of their romance set a fire that flings them both into peril. After Ray leaves to fly a combat mission at the peak of the air war over Europe, Helen takes a job in a dangerous munitions yard and confronts an even graver menace in her own home. Will they find the courage to face their challenges? And can their young love survive until blue skies return?

Filled with daring and romance, Blue Skies Tomorrow will capture readers’ hearts.

Blue Skies Tomorrow is the third book in the Wings of Glory series, which follows the three Novak brothers, B-17 bomber pilots with the US Eighth Air Force stationed in England during World War II. Each book stands alone.

I love all the little details in this cover! The building in the background is El Campanil Theater in Antioch, California, where several scenes in the book take place. This building was built in 1928 and has been gorgeously restored by a non-profit organization and hosts all sorts of interesting musical groups, plays, and classic movies. If you’re ever in town, drop by! To see pictures or to see upcoming attractions, please visit http://www.elcampaniltheatre.com (Yes, it’s “theatre” in the website address).

Another great little detail is the movie on the marquee. Cover Girl, starring Gene Kelly and Rita Hayworth, featured orchestration by Carmen Dragon, a native of Antioch, California. Mr. Dragon won the 1944 Oscar for his work on the film.

So…what do you think?

14 Responses to “Blue Skies Tomorrow – the Book Cover is Here!”

  1. Rick Barry

    Looking forward to reading Lt. Novak’s story. He might be based stateside, but I suspect this B-17 pilot’s life won’t be a milk run in these pages!

  2. Karen Barnett

    Absolutely LOVE it, Sarah! Were all three book covers done by the same artist? They are all just stunning.

  3. Melinda S

    It’s a beautiful cover! The other 2 covers are also beautiful. I can hardly wait till this one comes out. The first 2 top my list of Best books I’ve read this year!!

  4. Sarah Sundin

    Rick – I’m afraid Ray ends up with the most harrowing story of all the brothers 🙂
    Karen – yep. Aren’t they amazingly talented people? I give tell them the basics of what the characters look like, provide pictures of uniforms, hair, planes, and possible scenery – and they do…this!!! I’m always blown away.
    Melinda – wow, thank you! I’m really honored.

  5. Katers

    So excited about this! I let out a little Eee! squeak of excitement and my boss asked me if I was ok.

  6. Back2Basics

    Love the cover! Loved the first 2 books (both are definitely on my favorite books of all time list) and can hardly wait for #3! So excited for you, Sarah! You’re an inspiration!
    -Michelle G.

  7. Sarah Sundin

    Thanks, everyone! Revell did outstanding work yet again. I’m so impressed with the creativity and talent in their art department.

  8. Rick

    Hi Sarah
    What a compliment to have our theatre featured on your cover.

    We’d like to extend an offer to let you have a book signing in the theatre lobby.

    Best wishes
    Rick Carraher
    Executive Director
    El Campanil Theatre Preservation Foundation