To celebrate the release of The Sky Above Us, I’m conducting a photo tour of locations from the novel that I saw on my research trip to England and Normandy.
The Queen Mary (sister ship of the Queen Elizabeth)
London! A beautiful city brimming with millennia of history. When my heroine, Violet Lindstrom, arrives in England in December 1943, she and her fellow American Red Cross workers see the sights! As a small-town girl, Violet is a bit overwhelmed by the big city, but she enjoys seeing Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, and Big Ben before they report to American Red Cross Headquarters at Grosvenor Square. To see photos of these famous London sights—as well as Grosvenor Square—please see my photo tour from The Sea Before Us.
Violet and her friends also see Buckingham Palace and famous Harrod’s Department Store!
US fighter pilot Lt. Adler Paxton visits London on Easter Sunday 1944. There he worships at Westminster Abbey and sees the same sights Violet saw, as well as Horse Guards, St. James’s Park, and the Tower Bridge.
Adler and his buddies from his fighter squadron enjoy a stroll through Hyde Park that Easter Sunday. However, Adler isn’t prepared to see a face from his past…
Hope to see you tomorrow for “D-Day in the Air.” We’ll see sights pertaining to the aerial aspect of D-day.