Help Me Brainstorm!

It’s time to name the third book in the Wings of Glory series. Yesterday, the fantastic, creative team at Revell, my agent, and I brainstormed title ideas. They really liked my working title, When Blue Skies Return, but with the font and look of the series – see the book covers – the title is just too long.

We’d love to stick with the “Blue Skies” theme, but need something shorter. Something along the lines of “_____ Blue Skies,” “Blue Skies _______,” or “Blue Sky _________.”

Here’s a short synopsis of the story:

Lt. Raymond Novak prefers the pulpit to the cockpit, but his stateside job training B-17 pilots allows him to court Helen Carlisle, a widowed mother who conceals her pain under a frenzy of volunteer work. The sparks of their romance set a fire that flings them both into peril. Ray leaves to fly a combat mission at the peak of the air war over Europe, while Helen takes a job at a dangerous munitions yard and faces an even graver menace in her own home. Can they both find the courage to face their challenges?
Help me brainstorm! Leave a comment, and I’ll enter your name in a drawing to win a copy of either A Distant Melody or A Memory Between Us.

22 Responses to “Help Me Brainstorm!”

  1. Ruth

    Here’s a couple of ideas:


  2. Karen Lange

    How about “Blue Skies Return”? That’s the first thing that popped into my head this morning:)
    Happy weekend!

  3. Jaime

    Remember Blue Skies
    Watching Blue Skies
    Sharing Blue Skies
    Under Blue Skies

    Just some thoughts … can’t wait! 🙂

  4. Renee (SteelerGirl83)

    Underneath Blue Skies? LOL that might not work though “underneath” is a pretty big word for the cover and would take up a lot of space.

    Through the Blue Sky?

    WOW this is a lot harder than I thought!

    XOXO~ Renee

  5. Michelle

    Have fun choosing your next title, Sarah!

    Here are some more ideas . . .

    Beneath Blue Skies
    Clear Blue Skies

    Thank you for entering me to win book #2!

    scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

  6. Casey

    Oh, I am terribly with naming things, but let’s see….

    Blue Skies Dawning
    Dawning Dreams (not blue I know, but….)
    Rising Blue Skies

    It will be fun to see what is chosen!


  7. Lois Hudson

    (Suggests the hope of the end of the war)

    (When did “Blue Skies Smilin’ at me” come out?
    Might it have been popular during WWII)

  8. Cafe Lily Book Reviews

    Blissful Blue Skies

    Brave Blue Skies

    Returning Blue Sky

    Crystal Blue Sky

    Faithful Blue Skies

    Enduring Blue Skies

    Forever Blue Skies

    Everlasting Blue Skies -or-
    Blue Skies Everlasting

    Eternal Blue Skies

    Never Ending Blue Skies – or –
    Blue Skies Never Ending

    Loyal Blue Skies

    Valiant Blue Skies

    Courageous Blue Skies

    Fearless Blue Skies

  9. Stephanie

    All I can picture is Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye singing, ‘Blue Skies’ in White Christmas! 😉

    The first thought for me, like many of the other comments, was ‘Blue Skies Return,’ but I also like ‘Blue Skies Again’ or ‘Again Blue Skies’.

    Have fun brainstorming!

  10. Loretta Boyett

    Blue Skies Forever
    Blue Skies Return
    Blue Skies Once More
    Blue Skies Again
    Blue Skies Eternal

    Yes, I know, most of these were mentioned above, but I had to cast my vote. Have fun choosing.

  11. Leticia

    Infinite Blue Skies
    Pale Blue Skies
    Endearing Blue Skies
    Dauntless Blue Skies
    Rebounding Blue skies

    Blue Sky Calling
    Blue Sky Glory
    Blue Sky Grit
    Blue Sky Valor

    Blue Skies Abounding
    Blue Skies Pride

  12. Sarah Sundin

    My goodness, you guys are creative! I’ll put together a big whopping list, run them past my agent, then off they go to Revell on Monday. I can’t wait to see what Revell will pick. I’ll draw a winner on Monday as well.

    Thank you all for your contributions 🙂

  13. Jan Cline

    I like all the suggestions. I am currently working on a WW2 novel that has the word sky in it, but I don’t want to give it away! You will come up with the right one…Your other covers are so great – I love the pictures and the titles. Good luck.

  14. Sarah Sundin

    Thanks, Jan! I take no credit for the titles or covers…my agent came up with the first title and Revell came up with the second one. And their artistic team blows me away.

  15. Carma Dutra

    Everyone has such great ideas! But I want to be entered to win. 🙂 Here’s my thought.

    Blue Sky Kisses

  16. Rachel Pudelek

    Wow, you did get a lot of input! I’m looking forward to hearing which one your publisher prefers. 🙂