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Cover Reveal – When Twilight Breaks


When Twilight Breaks by Sarah Sundin

Today I’m pleased to reveal the cover for my upcoming novel, When Twilight Breaks, which is scheduled to release from Revell Books February 2, 2021. This is the first of three standalone novels, each following Americans living in Nazi Europe before and during World War II.

When Twilight Breaks is now available for pre-order at Baker Book House, Amazon,, Barnes & Noble, and BAM

When Twilight Breaks

Munich, 1938.

Evelyn Brand is an American foreign correspondent as determined to prove her worth in a male-dominated profession as she is to expose the growing tyranny in Nazi Germany. To do so, she must walk a thin line. If she offends the government, she could be expelled from the country—or worse. If she fails to truthfully report on major stories, she’ll never be able to give a voice to the oppressed—and wake up the folks back home.

In another part of the city, American graduate student Peter Lang is working on his PhD in German. Disillusioned with the chaos in the world due to the Great Depression, he is impressed with the prosperity and order of German society. But when the brutality of the regime hits close, he discovers a far better way to use his contacts within the Nazi party—to feed information to the shrewd reporter he can’t get off his mind.

This electric standalone novel puts you right at the intersection of pulse-pounding suspense and heart-stopping romance.

Cover Reveal Video

Today, July 1, at 9 am Pacific/noon Eastern, I’ll be on Facebook Live video sharing more about the story and the history behind it. Here’s the video on YouTube:


106 responses to “Cover Reveal – When Twilight Breaks”

  1. June Horne says:

    I am looking forward to another great book! The history that you reveal and the story line is always great. Your books are very hard to put down!

  2. Sarah, I love WWII history. Looking forward to reading this book

  3. susan hudson says:

    I sure hope I win this – that way I won’t have to wait till February!!!
    (and i hope you know that your readers will try to MAKE you make a series of each of these rather than leaving them as standalone stories because you are so doggoned good at doing the series type presentation and keeping us connected with characters we love rather than having to lose them after only one story!

  4. Suzanne Sellner says:

    I love WWII historical fiction novels, and I’m looking forward to this new book! Thanks for making history so interesting and memorable!

  5. susan hudson says:

    forgot to say I absolutely LOVE the cover!!!

  6. Carolyn Cintron Williams says:

    I love the cover. Great art work and the blurb just makes me itch to start reading. Great delivery as usual.

    • Pat Davis says:

      As Always excited to read your next book-love the cover!! Looks like we Americans aren’t going to EU any time soon! Pat in OK.

  7. Susan says:

    Love this cover with the Victory Gate! So looking forward to this book.

  8. Linda May says:

    I love reading Historical books and find out more things about that era. Thanks for the chance at this amazing book.

  9. Keren H Lyles says:

    Love the cover. Very capturing with the red hat and the title. Congratulations Sarah.

  10. Rhonda McDermitt says:

    I can’t believe you would tease us like this! I can’t wait until next year for your next book!

  11. I love the cover!! Super excited to read this new series, it sounds fantastic!!

  12. Colleen Hudson says:

    I love the cover…and the plot to the book! I am very much looking forward to reading this book!

  13. Angela Aldridge says:

    Looks and sounds exciting!! Can hardly wait!

  14. Diane Yancy says:

    Love your historical fiction books about WW II. Helps me understand the life and times and what my parents and grandparents (Dad was in Germany during the war, grandparents were from Denmark) endured.

  15. Hi, I look forward to your books and it sounds like you have another winner. Love cover and excerpt.
    I would love to read and review the paperback/print format of your books.
    I like books like this and hope I win.
    I don’t usually care for dark covers but this cover of yours is just perfect. It’s dark but not to dark. You added color. The cover is very intriguing and calls out read me, read me!! Sarah, I love your book cover!! Congratulations!!

  16. Lynne M Feuerstein says:

    Congratulations on this new release! The cover’s wonderful,plus the story sounds exciting . Will be looking forward to it . Thanks for your stories and for making the releases so fun!

  17. David says:

    Is this fictional characters placed into actual historical events to make a living history like the Thoenes do??

  18. Betti says:

    This one sounds like a must read for anyone who loves WWII books!! Love the cover!

  19. Corinne Reynolds says:

    Yay! I’m so excited for this. It looks like an exciting story, and the cover is beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  20. Antonina Ruth Bruno says:

    Can’t wait for this! It’s so exciting and wow, so timely and prescient!

  21. Lual Krautter says:

    Would love to win any print books by you, Sarah! Am always interested in stories about the WWWII era, especially since my Father was in the Navy on the SS Saratoga aircraft carrier. Later, he became a Christian, and the Lord called him to be a missionary in Paraguay, South America, where he reached primitive tribes. The last tribe, the Ache’, was the group he, my Mom, brother and I reached together was in 1976, where my brother and his family still currently work with that tribe. My husband and I minister in Deer Lodge, MT, where my husband is a minister. Thank you for your prayers for us, as well as for this opportunity to enter a giveaway! Looking forward to when this book comes out. God bless! To “Like” my Western art and know more about me, go to

  22. Lelia (Lucy) Reynolds says:

    Oh my this sounds amazing. I love the cover. Thank you for the wonderful chance. Blessings

  23. Anne Warden says:

    Sarah, the explanation of your title intrigued me; the way the nuances from within the story come alive in the title. Looking forward to February 2.

  24. Kelly Bridgewater says:

    Sarah, I REALLY REALLY LOVE this cover!!! Of course, I know the story will be wonderful too!!

  25. Connie Kaiser says:

    What a gorgeous cover! That red hat really sets it all off. I can’t wait for this book. I love your writing and this sounds so good. Thanks for sharing!

  26. Bonnie says:

    It’s interesting that David (above) mentioned the Thoenes who are wonderful historical fiction writers which I began reading many years ago. Then I got turned on to Sarah’s books and I’ve not been able to put them down whenever they come out. Can hardly wait for this new one plus I’ve learned so much about WWII through her books.

  27. Kim Brookman says:

    Love the cover for your new book!

    My Dad served in the Army National Guard for 6 years. I can remember when I was big enough to understand, we would watch war movies, documentaries, etc. He also loved to read WWI and WWII books! I know that is where I get my passion for reading good books, especially those that are inspirational. Don’t need the smut, etc.! I thoroughly enjoy reading your books and can’t wait until this one comes out or I win a copy! May God continue to bless your ministry in writing good, clean Christian books!

  28. Denise Glisson says:

    Hey Sarah, sounds like another great story! Can’t wait to read, and hope I win (This would be my first book won).

  29. Jeslyn Jackson says:

    Love the cover! The simple pop of red adds an element of hope to the ominous shades on most of it. I marvel at your ability to tell a story that has so much historical information in it as well. Can’t wait until February!

  30. Marjorie McOrmond says:

    I am a new reader of your books and have greatly enjoyed every one that I have read thus far. Looking forward to your new story. I am currently reading “The Splendid and The Vile” about Churchill and so am immersed in England’s struggle for survival and the great leadership he provided at a very crucial time.

  31. Arletta says:

    I love WWII fiction and am always looking for more novels in that genre. Thanks so much for making me aware of your newest work.

  32. Violetta Davis says:

    February seems a long way off. Can’t wait to read this. I will be pre-ordering 2 books as I always buy one for myself and one for our church library.

  33. Sarah, the cover is absolutely beautiful. I love and own all of your books so far, so I’m anxious for this to be released as well. May God continue to bless you with great success for your writing.

  34. Myra says:

    I can’t wait, Sarah! This is going to be another wonderful book, I just feel it!

  35. Bobbi says:

    Looking forward to reading this!!!

  36. Beverly Knudsen says:

    Love the cover!! Excited to read more of your work!! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!!

  37. Melissa Andres says:

    This cover is stunning! Definitely catches my eye!

  38. Karen Asfour says:

    I am glad that this is a stand-a-lone book. I can’t wait. The cover is GREAT!

  39. Gay Martin says:

    Love this time-period and the book sounds fascinating! Also, like the fact that it is a stand-alone…

  40. Looking forward to reading another one of your great books.

  41. Pearl Allard says:

    Your new book sounds exciting!

  42. What a beautiful cover!

  43. Vickie Watts says:

    I am a new fan of your books and look forward to the new one because I learn so much history from your research. Love the new cover!

  44. Tatiana says:

    I have bought every one of your books so far, ever since finding With Every Letter in the library years ago. I am so happy you are still releasing books every year or so… I always have something to look forward to! I can’t wait to read this!

  45. Michele Farley says:

    I work in higher education and I’m really excited about the story featuring a PhD student. The cover is stunning and I’m looking forward to reading!

  46. This cover is beautiful, Sarah! I love it! ?

  47. Brenda Dickson says:

    It is a fabulous cover. It is just perfect if I do say so myself and I can hardly wait to read it.

  48. Trish says:

    Beautiful cover! The Munich setting sounds very intriguing too.

  49. Janet Brantley says:

    I love this cover. It has all the right elements to draw us readers in. Good job! I look forward to the new book. Love your writing!

  50. Susan Newcomb says:

    I was so glad I was alerted to the fb reveal this morning! Even happier to see the new cover and hear the background of it. I love how the red hat draws attention & pulls into the whole of the cover!
    Can’t wait to read it. I just finished THE LAND BENEATH UP again! I love all the Paxton’s even more! I have a granddaughter named Leah who wanted to be a librarian!!

  51. Kt Sweet says:

    Sarah, your books reflect your deep research and appreciation for the complexities of relationships. I enjoy them so much. This new one sounds intense and amazing!
    All the best,
    Karen Sweet

  52. Wanda Gerke says:

    I just enjoyed watching your video of your book reveal. I had never watched one before. Most interesting. My husband was stationed in Berlin and I lived there for 3 months in the ’70’s. I believe that is what stoked my love of learning more about WWII. Can’t wait to read these 3 new novels as they are released.

  53. Eunice Marsala says:

    Love reading your books knowing you put so much research into this time period to have accuracy in events, the culture of WWII & the weaving in of great stories to this timeframe. You help your readers to gain perspectives we would otherwise miss that we can apply to present day & broaden our scope for life.

  54. Patricia Palys says:

    Your books are amazing and I’m so looking forward to reading this new one! The cover is wonderful!

  55. I love your cover, Sarah! Especially the handwriting in the background! Congratulations!

  56. Marilyn Turk says:

    Love the cover and all the symbolism, Sarah! I’m sure it’s a great book! Congratulations!

  57. MIchele B says:

    What is the plane on the cover? And the cover is beautiful but then I knew it would be!!,

  58. Allyson Wieland says:

    Love how you broke down the cover elements for us.
    (Also love your cozy home.)

  59. Beth says:

    Just pre-ordered my book along with Liz Tolsma’s new book coming out in September! So excited for both of your books. Your books are my favorite!!

  60. Angie J says:

    Very pretty cover!! I really enjoy your books, and am excited to read this one!

  61. Jean C says:

    Beautiful cover! Really makes me excited to read your new book!

  62. Deborah says:

    I love the cover! So excited for your new book. As always, can’t wait to meet these new characters!

  63. Linda Klager says:

    Please enter me in the giveaway for your new book that will be released in February 2021. I love reading more about World War II events.

  64. Cheryl Hart says:

    This cover is stunning!

  65. Walter Bruhn says:

    So excited to see the cover today and looking forward to next great book by you, Sarah. The cover is really done well too. We have read all your other books, really get into the characters too.

  66. Patti Bond says:

    I love reading your books Sarah Love the cover for When Twilight Breaks and looking forward to reading

  67. Dawn Psik says:

    I love your books. My dad was in WW2 so I’ve always been interested in stories about that era. The cover is beautiful!

  68. Mary Kay Moody says:

    Sarah, love seeing the cover and learning all the symbolic bits. Makes me even more eager to read When Twilight Breaks! You do such a grand job of weaving so much intrigue into not only your stories, but your videos! Blessings on more stories!

  69. Debrah Nash says:

    I love the new cover! I have read all your books from discovering A Distant Melody all the way through to The Land Beneath Us. I love the history and the story lines are always well thought out and written. When Twilight Breaks shall be just as good as all your past books. I’m looking forward to this new read!!

  70. Lucinda Whitney says:

    Such a lovely cover!

  71. Catherine says:

    Looking forward to another great story! Love the cover. Love a story combined with the history we all need to keep hearing so it never happens again, especially these days. Already a subscriber.

  72. I love the time period you write about and am always interested in your style of writing. I only hope I can one day be a writer as talented as you. Thank you for doing the giveaway.

  73. Trula Greer says:

    Thank you for another book! I appreciate you so much! So excited!

  74. Caryl Kane says:

    Sarah, This cover is GORGEOUS! Your stories are AMAZING!

  75. Naomi Musch says:

    Another gorgeous cover and I’m sure the story is rich. You amaze me!

  76. Judy Collings says:

    I believe you could write a great story about even the most mundane of jobs during WWII…there were soo o many challenges for women.Looking forward to each new story!

  77. Coralee Hines says:

    You are a new author to me! Laura Frantz sent me to your link. Laura, Melanie Dobson, Roseanna White, and Fiona Valpy are some of my favorite authors and I will definitely be adding your books to my kindle and audible collection. My Dad was on a B24 during WW2 and at one time he was shot down behind German lines and the French Underground helped him get back to England. I am fascinated with World History! I’d love to win a book so I can get into this story soon, it sounds rich with details. Thank you.

  78. A sad Canadian follower, but I am happy to buy When Twilight Breaks. Lovely cover, Sarah.

  79. Gabrielle says:

    I love your books. Can’t wait for the next one!

  80. Debbie Lester says:

    Love the cover! My favorite genre has always been mystery/suspense seconded by Historical. But lately it’s switched. Historical CF is now my favorite and I can’t wait to read these novels.

  81. Mary C Lynch says:

    The cover of this book makes me want to read it now!
    I love the pictures of your characters.
    I love all of the history your share in your books….I learn so much about WWII that I never knew…you go inside details with the characters….and then so much faith that turns me to God every time. I love your characters.

  82. Bonnie Copland says:

    July 2, we were at Pinecrest Lake. As I was walking out of the lake , a lady sitting in a camp chair was reading another Christian author. I stopped to ask if she had read any of Sarah Sundin’s books. She said, “Haven’t heard of her.” Great opportunity, I took it, and gave her a 3 min. summary of the excellent series books, WWII, all quality reads, and encouraged her to go online and check out the books and author pages. She lit- up at the mention of the WWII era, and thanked me for the heads-up. It is always a joy to pass on the Sarah Sundin book intros!

  83. Joyce Marble says:

    I love the cover, Sarah! and you’ve got my curiosity up for the story. My mother was 18 years old in 1938. No ties to Germany, but with the world as it is in 2020, I think this book will be very interesting indeed. Not to mention the story itself, which can’t help but be good. Yours always are! Thank you, Sarah. Your books are a beacon of light.

  84. Debi MacLean says:

    Thank you so much. This book looks very interesting. Wishing you much success!

  85. Lou Ann says:

    I always love your covers. This one draws me in. Excited to read it.

  86. Cara Putman says:

    It is gorgeous! Congrats!!!!

  87. Corrine Rothfus says:

    I can hardly wait for your new book – ever since the first one. I collect all of them now, and have re-read most of them now ?

  88. Trula Greer says:

    This is so exciting!❤️

  89. Jana L Vandiver says:

    No doubt this will be another great Sarah Sundin book! You are my favorite Christian Historical fiction author – I love books set in WW2 and yours are always filled with action and romance. Love this cover!

  90. What a beautiful covet, Sarah! I am very eager to read the book.

  91. Sheila Samuelson says:

    I hope to win this one!! I loved A Distant melody and The Land Beneath Us by Sarah Sundin that i read last month!!

  92. Kim says:

    I can’t wait to read another great book. Love the cover. I would love to win!

  93. Melinda M says:

    Always enjoy your books. I like the research you do on WWII

  94. Dallas Decker says:

    Since I lived during WWII, and loved History. Your new book sounds great. I will love to read it!!

  95. Patricia A Hughes says:

    Love all your books and I’m sure this will be a 10 plus.

  96. Jeanette Fallon says:

    It looks like a winner! I can’t wait to read it.

  97. Your cover is intriguing to say the least. Can’t wait to read this book.

  98. Marilyn Allison says:

    There is so much about the cover that subtly reveals the time period and setting for your story. Those years leading up to the declaration of war were so dark. Darkness piled upon darkness in the Nazi takeover of neighboring countries and the sanctioning of hatred of the Jewish people. Looking forward to reading your latest creation.

  99. Cindy Sanders says:

    Love the cover, looking forward to reading another amazing historical fiction by my favorite author ! Thank you, Sarah, for the opportunity to win!

  100. Susan says:

    I have so enjoyed all your books and am looking forward to this next one with great anticipation!!!

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