Get new blog posts sent directly to your email inbox!

Today in World War II History

Read Today's Article

Cover Reveal – The Sky Above Us

The Sky Above Us by Sarah Sundin, February 2019 from Revell BooksToday, on the 74th anniversary of the D-Day landings, I’m pleased to reveal the cover for my upcoming D-Day novel The Sky Above Us, Book 2 in the Sunrise at Normandy series.

The book is available at Amazon and other sites soon and as an e-book and audiobook.

Sunrise at Normandy Series

One fateful night drove three brothers apart.

One fateful day thrusts them together…D-Day.

The Sky Above Us

(Book 2, coming February 5, 2019)

Secrets as vast . . .

Love as unreachable . . .

As the sky above them.

Numbed by grief and harboring shameful secrets, Lt. Adler Paxton ships to England with the US 357th Fighter Group in late 1943. Determined to become an ace P-51 Mustang pilot, Adler battles the German Luftwaffe in treacherous dogfights over France as the Allies struggle for control of the air before the D-day invasion.

Violet Lindstrom wants to be a missionary, but for now she serves in the American Red Cross, where she arranges entertainment and refreshments for the men of the 357th in the base Aeroclub and sets up programs for local children. Drawn to the mysterious Adler, she enlists his help with her work and urges him to reconnect with his family after a long estrangement.

Despite himself, Adler finds his defenses crumbling when it comes to Violet. But D-day draws near. And secrets can’t stay buried forever.

Return to the shores of Normandy, this time in the air, as the second Paxton brother faces the past—and the most fearsome battle of his life.

140 responses to “Cover Reveal – The Sky Above Us”

  1. Suzanne W says:

    I love the transition from her uniform to the plane at the bottom. It’s a beautiful cover just like all your others! Can’t wait to read this one!

  2. Paula Shreckhise says:

    You know I love all your books, Sarah! Can’t wait for the new one! Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. Jackie Hays says:

    I would definitely choose the new book; I love all of your books and can’t wait for the next one!

  4. I love the cover!!

  5. MS Barb says:

    I love your books! Thanks for all the research you do, and for an opportunity to win another one of your books! 🙂

  6. Jeannie Otterness says:

    It’s a beautiful cover! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  7. Susan Sage says:

    The cover is breathtaking! Good choice, Sarah.

  8. Bonnie says:

    I enjoy reading your books set in WWII.

  9. Pat Moore says:

    I went to your live event but was unable to get the audio feed. Went through a couple different ways but it didn’t work. Love the cover on your new book and looking forward to reading the rest of the series. Have The Sea Before Us and reading it now. Your books I save until I know I can sit down and read without interruption.

  10. Lynne M Feuerstein says:

    Love this cover,from the story description it suits it perfectly! Will be looking forward to the release !

  11. Loraine Ertelt says:

    I loved the shading of blues on the cover from light to dark. This cover is gorgeous. Can’t wait to read it.

  12. Elizabeth Lickliter says:

    I love the cover art!!

  13. Winnie Thomas says:

    This is a stunning cover! Your covers are always so inviting and the books sound fascinating. I must admit I haven’t read many of them–yet. I want to get to them soon.

  14. Brenda says:

    Love your cover and your books. Can’t wait to start reading this series.

  15. Grace Winn says:

    Love your books! The new cover looks great! Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway!

  16. Janice Laird says:

    Revell has come through for you again! Looking forward to finding out “the rest of the story.” (Please enter me in the giveaway!)

  17. Patti Bond says:

    Sarah I just love reading all your books. I love the cover to your new book coming out in February The Sky Above Us I also love the cover to The Sky Above Us like I do all your other covers Thanks for this chance to win, Sarah PS love your facebook entries about the war

  18. Lori says:

    Can’t wait to read more from Sarah Sundin!

  19. Tisha Martin says:

    Loverly cover, Sarah! Revell did an outstanding job! Looking forward to this next novel from Sunrise at Normandy series.

  20. Marilyn Brown says:

    I haven’t read The Sea Before Us, so should probably read that one first. Thank you for letting me enter this giveaway.

  21. Maritza says:

    Love your books. Thank you for the chance to win.

  22. Marilyn Brown says:

    I haven’t read The Sea Before Us yet, so should probably read that one first. Thanks for letting me enter this giveaway.

  23. gael says:

    Love the cover. looking forward to reading this new book in the Normandy series.

  24. Debbie Rhoades says:

    This cover is stunning, Sarah! I am really looking forward to reading this book!

  25. Sandra Spilecki says:

    With so many members my family having been in the service (many branches) I find your books fascinating. Thank you. It helps to know what their jobs were like. So many do not speak of their times. They just want to forget, especially those who were the real heroes.

    • Sarah Sundin says:

      I’m glad the stories help you understand. I can imagine why so many of the servicemen can’t talk about their experiences, so I really appreciate those who have.

  26. Patrice Doten says:

    Beautiful cover, how exciting!

  27. Lori Smanski says:

    what a generous give a way. thanks for the chance. I would love to read another of your books. I really loved When Tides Turn

  28. Cathy says:

    I think this is one of my favorites of all your covers, and I am glad you are doing this series focused on the build up and launch of the invasion on D-Day. I had family members involved on that day, too, one a B-26 pilot based in England. The grit, determination, know-how, and hurried technological advances were amazing.

    • Sarah Sundin says:

      Thanks, Cathy! When I got deep into my research for this story, I almost wished I’d made Adler a B-26 pilot – they did some amazing things on D-day at Utah Beach!

  29. Barbara Hamby says:

    Love the covers….at least the dress ware that she has on lets you know what time period the books are in…

  30. Meghan says:

    I LOVE this cover! My favorite aspect are the planes in the background 🙂 and I just love all your books! My favorite thing about your books is how the all of characters have issues that they struggle with and by the end have learned how to work through them with the help of their christian faith. It inspires me and helps me to work through my own issues. I cannot wait to read this book! I loved The Sea Before us and I don’t know how I will last until book 2 releases in February. :p :p lol

    • Sarah Sundin says:

      Thank you, Meghan! The Lord is constantly challenging me in my own walk, so those stories leak out 🙂 He teaches me through my characters too!

  31. Perrianne Askew says:

    You always have such beautiful and meaningful covers. I can’t wait to see this one in person.

  32. Barbara Kraska says:

    I just started reading your books and love them. Am on the third book of your first series. Have the first of your newest series and your second series on ebooks. Thanks for letting me enter your giveaway.

  33. Melinda M says:

    The cover is wonderful. You do a wonderful job of making WWII come alive.

  34. Connie Saunders says:

    The cover is beautiful and I’m sure that the story is great. Thanks for sharing!

  35. Danielle Diez says:

    The cover is so beautiful! It’s funny, normally I am not a fan of seeing a character’s face on a book, but all of your covers and characters have been so lovely that I really enjoy looking at them (and am inspired by their classy appearances!)! ?
    So excited to read The Sky Above Us! Thank you for this opportunity and for following God’s calling to write ?

  36. Judy Collings says:

    I know a digital book might be quicker but some books are meant to treasure and read again so it is great to have the actual book.Having a face to go with the story gives it even more depth.My first reaction was “She looks so young!” , but really most of these wonderful people were not so very old were they?

    • Sarah Sundin says:

      No, they weren’t. Violet and Adler are both 25 – that was the minimum age for an overseas Red Cross worker, but was old for a pilot! So many were 19-21!

  37. Brenda Lee Dickson says:

    Gorgeous cover ~ I can hardly wait to read it!

  38. Lynda Kinnard says:

    I have been telling people about your wonderful books since I was captured by the first one years ago! I’m all caught up and waiting for this one. Looking forward to reading many, many more….

  39. Toni says:

    The cover is absolutely beautiful. I’m pre-ordering I can’t wait to read this.

  40. susan newcomb says:

    I love all your books, can’t wait to read this new one. The cover is beautiful, such a sweet face. Would love to “see” the faces of the brothers also! Thanks for the chance to win a book!

  41. Bonnie Traher says:

    Cover is beautiful. Would love to win any of your books in paperback.

  42. Barb Klein says:

    I cannot wait until Book 2 in Sunrise Over Normandy is released. I love ALL of your books and have collected most of them. My goal is to own every one. Thank you for sharing your talent and interests.

  43. Michele says:

    I’m really looking forward to this book!


    This cover is stunning! So enjoy reading your books. Great thought and detail obviously went into writing them. Your characters feel so real and the adventures keep readers wanting more, hating to put the books down for even a minute! Really glad I found your books and will be counting the days until I get to read your newest one. 🙂

  45. Gloria says:

    Lovely cover! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  46. Shonda Fischer says:

    Wow, love the cover! Can’t wait to read it!

  47. LindaB says:

    Yesterday, I was looking at some old pictures for a project. The pictures I chose were of my Grandfather and his brothers in uniform (individually). They served in WWII as did my Grandmother’s brother-in-law. If you still have a veteran (no matter the war) around, please give them a hug and let them know you appreciate and love them so much.
    Grandfather was my hero (and not just because of his service to his country).
    ps Your cover is beautiful.
    Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway.

    • Sarah Sundin says:

      I love this so much. I miss my veteran grandfather and my Home Front grandmothers. I’m so thankful they were storytellers – and that I actually listened!

      • LindaB says:

        I’m gratefully that by the time I was old enough to listen that my Grandfather actually wanted to talk about it. He talked to my brother and me about his trip over and some of the things he remembered about England.

  48. Debrah says:

    Sarah, I always look forward to your new series. I appreciate your desire to help all of us to remember the sacrifice of those who served during WWII. Time is quickly passing and everyday 372 men and women die who served during that time in our country’s history. Thanks for your love of history and sharing what a difficult time it was for all Americans. I can’t wait to read “The Sea Before Us”!! Thank you for the giveaway.

    • Debrah says:

      I can’t believe I posted and got the wrong book title!! I have read the first book in the series and look forward to book 2 “The Sky Above Us”. Thank you again Sarah!

  49. Lorie says:

    As alway Sarah, the cover is beautiful. Excited to read it!

  50. Mary Dicke says:

    Interested about the link the Mighty 8th museum. My daughter and son-in-law just visited there. My husband’s uncle, Vernon Dicke, is depicted there playing chess with another man…The two men were in the same stulag in WWII…they carved the chess set out of wood and played chess while in prison. Can’t wait to visit and see it myself.

  51. Lori Stewart says:

    CONGRATULATIONS SARAH!!! I’m so happy for you and wish you continued success! All of the covers of your books are beautiful! Did you ever think this is what you would be doing when we graduated from “The U”?? lol

  52. Lynne H. Flake says:

    I have read all your books so far, and am looking forward to this new one. You capture the feeling of the World War II era well. You have the ability to create interesting characters. After I read your first novel, A Distant Melody, I happened to be in Antioch to visit the tall ship moored there and tried to recreate the looks of the buildings that could have been there in the 1940s. Thanks for writing these novels!

    • Sarah Sundin says:

      What fun, Lynne! Actually many of the buildings downtown haven’t changed – there would have been fewer cars and more pedestrians, however 🙂

  53. Aliyah friesen says:

    Aaaahhhh word cannot express how excited I am for this book to be released!! And the cover is simply gorgeous!!

  54. Erin says:

    Love it! Thanks for the giveaway!

  55. Marikay Batina says:

    Another awesome book cover that invites my opening it to eagerly read the wonderful story inside it. Thank you for honoring “The Greatest Generation”.

  56. Robin says:

    Those stubborn brothers! I’m sure this will be as fabulous as the last. You sure do write interesting stories. It will be good to see Adler come through it. Violet looks sweet – love that cover!!!

  57. Sharon Moore says:

    Thank you Sarah for the give away offer, and the option of an audiobook!

  58. Martin Allison says:

    Enjoy your website and how you provide several very nice historical links.

  59. Tina Rice says:

    Another beautiful book cover Sarah!
    I can’t wait to read The Sky Above Us!
    Thank you for the giveaway and a chance to win a copy.
    Blessings, Tina

  60. Deborah says:

    Love the book cover! Excellent job! Can’t believe I have to wait 8 months to read it though! Anxiously waiting…

  61. Jessica says:

    Thank you for the opportunity! I can’t wait for the new book!

  62. Can’t wait to read!

  63. Pam says:

    I absolutely love your books. I have read them all. Thank you for writing about our Greatest Generation and honoring the men and women who served in WW2. I can’t wait for the next book to come out!

  64. Lois Hudson says:

    I admire your productivity, Sarah. Thank you for another title to anticipate, and for the opportunity to win one.

  65. Tammy says:

    Love you novels! Not one has disappointed me. Cant wait to read this one!

  66. Barbara A Waite says:

    Lovely cover looking forward to this novel.

  67. Cynthia Herrmann says:

    I can’t wait to read this!!!

  68. Lisa Hudson says:

    Your cover reveals always keep me in suspense until the books finally release! UGH! The colors are always so dynamic & really capture the the essence of the story!

  69. Susan C says:

    This series sounds fantastic! Going on my TBR.

  70. Pat Moore says:

    Love the new book cover. Looking forward to the next book – just wish release date was sooner Too bad our favorite authors can’t write, edit & publish a novel as fast as we the readers can read. So glad I have all of your books pre-ordered.

  71. Caryl Kane says:

    Sarah, the cover is SIGH-WORTHY! Congratulations!

  72. Tiffany Hall says:

    Beautiful cover! Can’t wait to read this!

  73. Eeee! I love the cover! Can’t wait to read it! <3

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, Sarah!

  74. John Rieber (aka John Karlsson) says:

    Beautiful cover, and fascinating story set-up. Here at the Veterans Home there are a lot of tough-talking vets who never flew anything more dangerous than a desk. One of my best friends here was a ground support crewman in WW II for an AAF Tactical Fighter/Bomber squadron. He waded ashore on D-Day+5, survived the Battle of the Bulge, crossed the Rhine on a pontoon bridge next to the ruins of the famous Bridge at Remagen (which had finally collapsed, but not before several brigades of US Infantry had managed to cross it and secure the bridgehead.) He followed the infantry all the way to Czechoslovakia, which the U.S. had to turn over to the Russians, per prior treaty agreement. He then spent 6 months guarding German POWs, and listening to the English-speaking ones gripe about how they should have won the war if it hadn’t been for the mistakes of “their leaders” (but they never mentioned Hitler by name.)
    I served as an Artillery Forward Observer in the 5th Infantry during the “Vietnam Era” (but NOT in Vietnam). I was fortunate enough to finish my hitch and be discharged before the 5th Div was sent to Vietnam.)
    P.S. I’m not sure if I entered the giveaway correctly. Could you check and let me know?

  75. Ellen says:

    Love the cover, and the series is great looking forward to book 2

  76. Lisa Boyle says:

    Sarah, it looks beautiful! I can’t wait! So happy for you. Wow, I remember when your first book came out. I am blessed by our online friendship and hope someday to meet in person. Much love and prayers, Lisa

  77. Jeanne Crea says:

    Beautiful covers! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  78. The first book was wonderful. I can’t wait for this one. Thank you for the contest.

Embers in the London Sky cover
“Another masterful installment in Sundin’s roster of WWII novels.”
—Booklist starred review for Embers in the London Sky

A Free Gift for You

Make It Do - The US Home Front in World War II

When you subscribe to my monthly enewsletter, you’ll also receive “Make It Do – The US Home Front in World War II,” a collection of my popular blog posts. As a subscriber, you’ll also be the first to learn about my upcoming novels.