The Land Beneath Us

Book 1: The Sea Before Us, February 2018

Book 2: The Sky Above Us, February 2019

Book 3 in the Sunrise at Normandy series, February 4, 2020

A dream as dangerous . . .

A love as solid . . .

As the land beneath them.


**ECPA Bestseller List, March 2020**

In 1943, Private Clay Paxton trains hard with the US Army Rangers at Camp Forrest, Tennessee, determined to do his best in the upcoming Allied invasion of France. With his future stolen by his brothers’ betrayal, Clay has only one thing to live for—fulfilling the recurring dream of his death.

Leah Jones works as a librarian at Camp Forrest, longing to rise above her orphanage upbringing and belong to the community, even as she uses her spare time to search for her real family—the baby sisters she was separated from so long ago.

After Clay saves Leah’s life from a brutal attack, he saves her virtue with a marriage of convenience. When he ships out to train in England for D-day, their letters bind them together over the distance—but can a love strong enough to overcome death grow between them before Clay’s recurring dream comes true?

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“This ruminative, slow-burning romance is Sundin’s best yet.”

Publishers Weekly, 3 December 2019

“Dramatic historical romance . . . The parallel and diverging stories of Leah and Clay offer a fascinating look at life during war in the 1940s, while the protagonists, with their strong morals and intrinsic kindness, are appealing and their struggles convincing.”

Booklist, 1 January 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have photos from your research trip to England and Normandy?

Please see my blog tour, where I share tons of pictures!

Tour of Pointe du Hoc, part 1 

Tour of Pointe du Hoc, part 2

Tour of London Part 1

Tour of London, Part 2

Tour: D-Day at Sea (includes photos of the Isle of Wight and crossing the English Channel)

Tour of Omaha Beach

Tour of the Queen Mary (sister ship of the Queen Elizabeth)

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Tour of Tullahoma, Tennessee

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