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Cover Reveal – When Tides Turn!

When Tides Turn by Sarah Sundin, coming from Revell, March 2017Say hello to Dan Avery and Quintessa Beaumont!

Coming soon…When Tides Turn (Waves of Freedom Book 3, Revell) will be released March 14, 2017!

It is now available for pre-order at, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million.

Here’s the back cover copy:

When fun-loving glamour girl Quintessa Beaumont learns the Navy has established the WAVES program for women, she enlists, determined to throw off her frivolous ways and contribute to the war effort. No-nonsense and hoping to make admiral, Lt. Dan Avery has been using his skills to fight German U-boats. The last thing he wants to see on his radar is a girl like Tess. For her part, Tess works hard to prove her worth in the Anti-Submarine Warfare Unit in Boston—both to her commanding officers and to the man with whom she is smitten. When Dan is assigned to a new escort carrier at the peak of the Battle of the Atlantic, he’s torn between his lifelong career goals and his desire to help Tess root out a possible spy on shore. The Germans put up quite a fight, but he wages a deeper battle within his heart. Could Tess be the one for him?

With precision and pizazz, fan favorite Sarah Sundin carries readers through the rough waters of love in a time when every action might have unforeseen world-changing consequences.

Once again, Brandon Hill Photos and Revell did spectacular work–everything from the just-right uniforms to the Bogue-class escort carrier to Tess’s mischievous little smile.

What do you think?

10 responses to “Cover Reveal – When Tides Turn!”

  1. Rissi says:

    Sarah, this is beautiful! I like that it has more of a “sassy” tone (because, as you say, of Tess’s mischievous pose/expression) over the pretty romanticism of the prior two novels while STILL matching the same theme as the earlier books of the series. Congrats! Another stunner.

  2. Kelly Bridgewater says:

    Ooh, Sarah!!! I LOVE this cover. Really can’t wait to read this story!

  3. Stacey Speck says:

    I think this one may be the best cover of the series. Wow!

  4. Lynne M Feuerstein says:

    Wow!! What a preview! Can’t get over how beautiful the cover is,and the story sounds exciting!! Thanks Sarah,can’t wait to pre-order!

  5. Shari D says:

    Love the cover! I have been a 40’s aficionado for about 30 years now, and even used to play a (now sadly long defunct) 40’s themed radio station on my radio at my desk job back in the middle 80’s when that was definitely NOT the cool thing to do! I’ve been collecting and listening to 40’s wartime music and radio shows since they became available and in “MY radar” as well.
    I haven’t been reading much contemporary fiction about the times though, but since I started following you on Pinterest, where I have several appropriate boards as well, I think I’m going to give yours a try! I have been reading a lot of biographical and autobiographical nonfiction however, and it will be interesting to see how these compare!
    The cover on your book is quite intriguing and the uniforms are “spot on” as they used to say. Her expression says volumes!
    Now, this is not directed at you in the least, since the book publishers are responsible for setting up the photography, I’m sure. As for your part, the writing, what I’ve seen so far in bits and pieces has been wonderful.
    I’m just not as sure about her hair and makeup. “Off the collar” was definitely the rule back then for women’s hair, and I’m not sure her’s would pass muster. And the rules about makeup were exactly the opposite of what most folks would think – women were strongly encouraged to keep up their “glamorous” appearances as much as possible, and the “all natural look” in makeup then just didn’t exist. Cosmetic companies even concocted specific shades of red lipstick and coordinating nail polish for women in service, naming them approriately, and one company, (Max Factor?) provided women in the Marines with their their very own shade to purchase to match the red braid on their uniforms! But, in general, lipsticks were red. Whether they were bright fire engine red, pinky red, fuscia red, light red, darker brownish red or scarlet – they were red! All shades of red, whether for blondes, brunettes or redheads. Other aspects changed a bit with the availability of cosmetics, and the looks of Hollywood movie stars of course, which so many women looked to for inspiration, but the general styles were fairly limited regarding colors and application style. I’m sure there are scads of vintage ads available for reference for their research teams. She looks like she belongs “here and now” here – not back during WWII.
    I will preorder your book, and look forward to its blooming next Spring!! ?

  6. Lis K says:

    I love the expression on Dan’s face. It fits him so well, so serious about the Navy and so oblivious to women. I just finished the second book yesterday (loved it!) and I can’t wait for this one. Thanks for sharing!

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