Through Waters Deep – Video, Launch Party, and Giveaway!

Through Waters DeepThrough Waters Deep is coming soon! The first book in the Waves of Freedom series officially releases on August 4, 2015, but it’s already available at some locations.

This week I’m giving away THREE copies of Through Waters Deep! To enter, leave a comment below (US & Canada only please), and/or on any of the upcoming Tour of Boston posts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3), which will show the sites featured in the novel. You can earn a maximum of four entries by leaving a comment on each of the four posts. If you can’t leave a comment, please send me an email to enter. Giveaway ends Monday, July 27, 2015 at midnight, Pacific Time. I’ll announce the winner here on Wednesday, July 29, 2015.


I’m thrilled with the book cover Revell created, with photography byΒ Brandon Hill Photos. Here’s a fun behind-the-scenesΒ video from the photo shoot! So much care was put into the details – the right look for the models, “Mary’s” dress, hair, and makeup, and “Jim’s” uniform.


Launch Party

TWD launch partyIf the video made you feel like dancing, come join us at the launch party for Through Waters Deep! On August 8, 2015, we’ll be launching the novel at Barnes & Noble in Antioch, CA at 7 pm. My literary agent, Rachel Kent, will be teaching swing dance for anyone willing. We’ll have light refreshments, giveaways, a reading, and a book signing. 1940s attire is optional – but welcome!

233 Responses to “Through Waters Deep – Video, Launch Party, and Giveaway!”

  1. Raechel

    Please don’t enter me, as I already have a review copy of this book – and am almost done! It is soo good!!
    I can’t tell you how much I wish I lived close enough to come to the launch party and learn to swing-dance! What fun!!
    Seeing the behind the scene’s for the cover was really cool! I love the one they chose. πŸ™‚
    Thank you for writing amazing Christian fiction, Mrs. Sundin! (And congrats on your daughter’s wedding, too!)

  2. Lis K

    I always love looking at “behind the scenes” footage, it’s so amazing how book covers are brought to life. On the cover, the male model looks like the actor Ryan Reynolds (but not in the video). Thanks for sharing! Too bad CA is too far away b/c I’d love to learn swing dancing.

  3. Connie Brown

    I have read all of your books and would like to be entered in your giveaway. I enjoy your characters and the situations they get into.

  4. Sue

    What a fun video! Looking forward to reading your newest novel.

  5. Rebecca Wilson

    I’ve read all of your books, loved them, and would like to be entered in to the drawing. Thank you!

  6. Peggy Wunderly

    Yay, a new book! Yes, enter my name πŸ™‚

  7. Caryl Kane

    Thanks for peek behind the scenes in the making of the cover. I think it is a fascinating process. I am so excited for the release of THROUGH WATERS DEEP!

  8. Jen Larson

    I’d love to come to Antioch and stop at In n Out on the way…but it’s a bit far from Virginia. And I’d love to win a copy of your book, but I’ll buy it regardless! πŸ™‚

  9. Amy

    Oh this video is so fun! I don’t know how they possibly chose from all those wonderful shots!!

    I’m so excited for the start of this series! Can’t wait to read to read!!

    • Sarah Sundin

      I love all the shots too, but the cover one captures the overall mood of the story so well. I’m glad I didn’t have to make the decision!

  10. Kerry Keener

    They sure do make those “cover photo shoots” more fun looking than all of the hard work that goes into them. Looking forward to reading this one.

  11. Heather Jackson

    I cannot wait to read Through Waters Deep! There’s nothing like a new book, but especially one from a favourite author that you know you won’t be able to put down!!

  12. Linda Williams

    I love your books, they are so real, the detail is amazing and the characters? Love them. So looking forward to this new release, and a thank you for the peek into the cover couple. Only one more thing, its like an addiction reading your work, can’t get enough!

  13. Amy Drown

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this book, and LOVE LOVE LOVE this behind-the-scenes video!!!! So much fun!!!!!

  14. Tara

    How fun!!! This video makes me kind of want to make book covers for a living… πŸ™‚ I’m really looking forward to reading your new book!!!

  15. Beverly Bowers

    I love the video! Can’t wait to read the series, I loved your other Pilot ones!

  16. Casey Herringshaw

    I actually only came to watch the video, so it’s a fun bonus to get my name in for a drawing of your book. I can’t wait to get my hands on it! πŸ™‚

    I LOVE behind the scenes cover shoot videos. This is my favorite cover of yours yet!


    • Sarah Sundin

      It’s my favorite too – and I adore my other covers! They’re working on the cover for Book 2, and I can’t WAIT!

  17. Betti

    I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚

  18. jennifer anderson

    Another awesome book coming out from my favorite Author sign me up, count me in or add me to the list either way can you tell I am excited –

    The other
    Ray & Helen’s Grand Daughter

  19. Deanna S

    I’d love to read your books! The covers are always eye catching πŸ™‚

  20. Charity Tinnin

    I have a huge crush on this book cover and cannot wait to read your latest! August 4th, get here quickly πŸ™‚

  21. Donya Mulkey

    I have enjoyed the “Wings of Glory” and the “Wings of the Nightingale” series. I am looking forward to this new seties! My 1st book was “A Distant Melody” which was the first book I ever downloaded on Kindle. I have re-read the series multiple time. I love them..Thank you Sarah!

  22. Violetta Davis

    I love all your books, Sarah. I can’t wait to read this.

  23. KENDA Hejl

    What an awesome and fun video!! ( as if I needed more incentive to read your new novel!!) So looking forward to reading it Sarah!! I enjoy your books and have shared each one my 94 yr old veteran Father and his WW11 bride my Mom!!

  24. Schuyler M.

    This behind-the-scenes video is so special. I love it, and the cover turned out beautifully. Congratulations on another release, Mrs. Sundin! πŸ™‚


  25. Kelly Bridgewater

    I already have a copy and three more pre-ordered so don’t put me in the drawing. I love this cover and the video showing how it was made. Thank you, Sarah! Keep up the food work.

  26. Rebecca Miller

    Can’t wait to read this book! I’d love to be entered, thanks! πŸ™‚

  27. Carol Kelley

    Great cover and fun video! Looking forward to reading.

  28. Jodie

    I have read all your books ( all but one of them more than once actually) and really enjoy them!! I’m super excited for this new book and would love to win a copy!!

  29. Brittany Keating

    I’m so excited to read your newest books. I’ve read/loved all the others! Please enter me into the giveaway:)

  30. Lisa Redecop

    I would love to read this books, it sounds very good and I love the cover.

  31. Becki Molitor

    I’d love to win a copy of your book! I just love your books, especially the Nightingale series. Can’t wait to read your latest!

  32. Heather

    I would love to win a copy! I fell in love with your writing a few weeks ago and devoured the books I could get my hands on.

  33. Samantha B

    I’d already seen the video when it was posted on FB a while back but it’s always fun to see how it is done πŸ™‚

    Thank you so much for the giveaway! I can’t wait for this series.

    Unfortunately, I won’t be able to come to the book launch as I live in Canada, but I’m sure you’ll all have a great time πŸ˜€

  34. Linda

    Wish I lived closer!! Is there anything more fun than swing dancing??
    I loved the photo shoot! Can’t wait to read the book!

  35. Shirley Chapel

    Love the video. Would love to read this book when its released . Thanks for the giveaway.

  36. Meagan Nicole

    I absolutely loved your Wings of Glory Series. Historical Fiction is one of my favorite genres, and WWII is always an interesting setting for a novel. This looks like it’s going to be another great series. I’d love to one day write a historical fiction novel of my own.

  37. Lindsay Spreadbury

    Love the behind the scenes of the photoshoot. And I love the dress!
    Too bad Florida is so far from California as I would totally be at the Launch Party.

  38. Carol Alscheff

    I really enjoyed the video. So sorry I can’t go to the launch party but I would really like to win the book.

  39. Danielle Hull

    That was too fun! Love book trailers and seeing how covers are made; thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  40. Tori

    LOVE the cover of this book. All of your book covers are beautiful. πŸ™‚ I’ve already read the book and it was fabulous!

    • Sarah Sundin

      Thank you, Tori! I’m glad you liked the story. And I love this cover too – Revell has a great team.

  41. Laurie Bergh

    I love all of your books and would love to be entered in your giveaway!

  42. Piano lover

    I love your books! And I love how they are historically accurate.

  43. Loretta Shumpert

    Love that polka-dot dress πŸ™‚ Neat video and very handsome couple

  44. Chris Burke

    My daughter is dating a sailor man (actually Navy) and looking at this cover reminds me of them. Have never read one of your books but this one looks like a must read… Thanks

  45. Emma Declerck

    I would love to have this book!
    I totally fell in love with the serie wings of glory and as a ww2 re-enactor I would love to read this book (while wearing my WAVES uniform of course)
    But I just don’t live in the US or Canada… But across the ocean, Belgium^^

  46. Barb Klein

    I read this book for Lit Fuse Publicity in order to review it. I loved it as much as I did all of the previous books by Ms. Sundin. Love this period in history and the stories that are woven around it. Ms. Sundin is a master at bringing the characters to life and giving us a glimpse of what it must have been like at that period of time.

  47. Michelle Fidler

    I’d love to win. I like the cover. Haven’t read any of your books.

  48. Katelyn

    So excited about Through Waters Deep! I would love to be entered into the drawing. I just love your books and have been a fan since A Distant Melody. Congrats on the new series.

  49. Kim

    I am so excited about this book! I have read all your books and can hardly wait. Thanks for an opportunity at this giveaway.

  50. Charlotte

    I think I have read all of your books – except this one! I love your books. The Kindle free books introduced your work to me. I like them so much, I will even pay for them.

  51. Trixi O.

    This one looks like a great book! Thank you for the chance to win a copy πŸ™‚

  52. Heather S

    I would la la LOVE to win a copy to read πŸ™‚

  53. Jennie Sorrell

    Loved the video- how interesting! I have read and loved every single one of your books and would love to win the giveaway πŸ™‚ God bless!

  54. Leah

    I have loved reading your books and would love a copy of this new one. We did a WWII Mother’s Day dinner this year and I thought of your books as I was preparing decor and looking up old photographs for the decor.

    Thank you for good clean books to read!

  55. Tina

    Looking forward to reading your newest novel! Congratulations on your daughters wedding β™‘ Hope to see you at Barnes and Noble August 8th

  56. Courtney

    the launch party sounds so fun!! I wish I could be there!

  57. Kendra Whittle

    This is wonderful! Love seeing the behind-the-scenes look! Would be so excited to win a copy of the book!

  58. Britney Adams

    I love this beautiful cover and enjoyed the behind-the-scenes video from the photo shoot! Thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity!!

  59. Pam K.

    Thanks for showing us behind the scenes of the cover shoot. The cover is lovely. I’m sure the book is wonderful too, as your other books are. I’m looking forward to reading Through Waters Deep. I wish I lived close enough to go to the launch party; it looks like it will be lots of fun. I’d love to win this book so thanks for the chance.

  60. Cathy Hansen

    Cant wait. Enjoyed the video about shooting theccover.

  61. Sharon Timmer

    I am so looking forward to reading your new book – it has been on my TBR list for a long, long, time!!!

  62. Samantha T

    Would love to read. Thanks for the giveaway!

  63. Julia F

    I get excited when August rolls around because that means another book is coming out! Hehe. Thank you so much for your beautifully written books!!! I would love to be entered into the giveaway

  64. Fran Phillips

    I love all of your wonderful books, Sarah, and enjoy your “on this date in history” posts on Facebook. Thanks for the great video!

  65. Pam Burke

    I just finished a review copy of the book, so I don’t need to be entered in the giveaway. Just wanted to share with everyone that this is an AWESOME story. Congratulations to whoever the lucky winners are! (And the video was really fun to watch.)

  66. Joy Oldridge

    Thanks for sharing the video. Love seeing how it came about.
    Looking forward to reading the book.

  67. Jessica G

    Hey Sarah, I just wanted to thank you for always making your characters and their situations relatable in some way, and for always sharing wise words. “They deserve our prayers not our gossip” is one of my favorite quotes.
    Thanks again & God Bless

  68. Velma Hunsucker

    I would love to read your book, and the cover is stunning!

  69. amy long

    I have really enjoyed your novels and would love to entered into the contest. I enjoy reading novels based around world war 2 and novels are my go to reads of all time. I can’t wait to read more of them. Thanks.

  70. Emily G

    I’m so looking forward to reading this book! I am an avid history fan (especially military history) and I love your attention to historical detail and the way you really bring the time period to life! All of your books are fantastic! πŸ™‚

  71. kim amundsen

    My pile of to read books just keeps growing.

  72. Nicole

    I love your books and can’t wait for this one to come out. Only 14 more days!! I would love to add this book to my collection. I love behind th scenes especially if it is about book I am waiting anxiously for. I love reading Christian fiction novels especially based on the war.

    Can’t wait

  73. Belinda

    I can’t wait to read this new book! I’m going to take it on my cruise in a few weeks!

  74. Emily

    I absoluetly LOVE your books. I’m currently reading “In Perfect Time”. Apparently I picked the perfect date to begin it, because that same day I saw that it won a new award. Your books have been great for me, not just to read, but they have also been helping me grow spiritually because everytime I read it makes me want to learn more about the God that Kay is finding out about. I would love to be entered in your giveaway as well. Thank you for everything!

    • Sarah Sundin

      Thank you, Emily! That means so much to me. I’m constantly getting to know God – He’s completely accessible and completely unfathomable, all at once. I’m thrilled that my stories help you on your journey!

  75. SarahB

    I only recently discovered your books and I’m already a huge fan! Can’t wait for this one!!!

  76. Sara Johns

    Wow! I didn’t realize Through Waters Deep was coming out so soon! I can not wait to read it! By far one of my favorite series out there!

  77. Rachel Gheen

    I’m so excited about your new book! I hate waiting until August to read it. However, August is my birthday… so I thought I might get someone to buy it for me. πŸ™‚ Happy Birthday to me!

  78. Amy N.

    Anxiously awaiting Through Waters Deep. I’ve enjoyed everything else you’ve written thus far. As a history undergrad major, I love your attention to historical details and would love to chat one day if the opportunity ever arose.

  79. P Diane Buie

    The video is great and it does make me feel like dancing!! πŸ™‚ I love the video here that shows the process of creating a book cover… but, how to choose between all of the photos?! πŸ™‚ That would be a challenge! Thanks for the chance to enter and thanks for being a wonderful author who reminds us of the value of history!

  80. Rebekah

    I wish it had included how they did her hair!!

  81. Janice Laird

    Love seeing how a cover is created! And the Boston photos are great! Recently watched an interview with Matthew Broderick in which he talked about playing Robert Gould Shaw in “Glory’. Keep up the good work, Sarah.

  82. Sharon Hula

    How fun to watch this behind the scenes video for your new book cover! I really like the final choice, but others were cute too.

  83. Shirley Chapel

    This sounds like a very interesting book. I love reading g anythi g set in the WWII years. Thanks for the giveaway.

  84. Melissa M.

    Interesting to see behind the scenes. Thanks for the giveaway!

  85. Lori

    Have loved many of your books and am looking forward to this one! Greatly enjoyed the ‘behind-the-scenes’ video and would love to see more! WWII is one of my favorite time periods and you really help it come alive!

  86. Vickie Jameson

    Behind the scenes views are great. Answers many questions and gives a more vivid picture of what I’m reading. Thanks for the chance to win your book. I’ve read 2 of them so far and enjoyed them.

  87. susan newcomb

    Please enter me in the book drawing. I love your books. Thanks for all the background information and pictures, they are great!

  88. Stella Gustafson

    Love the dress , hair and makeup, as a matter of fact when I renewed my wedding vows I went with this hair and makeup style. And what can you say about a man in uniform☺. Can’t wait for the book.

  89. Deanna S

    from the reviews~ this must be awesome!
    Nice video! This is on my wanted list!

  90. Suzanne Selneslner

    Having never been to Boston, I enjoyed your behind the scenes video. I’m looking forward to reading your new book since I’ve loved all your others!

  91. Suzanne Sellner

    Having never been to Boston, I enjoyed your behind-the-scenes video. I’m looking forward to reading your new book since I’ve loved all your others!

  92. Loraine N.

    I really liked your video. It is so interesting to see the covers photos take shape. I think I would have liked any one of them for the cover. Thanks for the giveaway!

  93. Connie Hendryx

    What a fun video! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the giveaway!!

  94. Sue

    Thanks for the video – it was fun to see that these were real people (I thought it was a drawing). Eager to read the newest book and a new series! I have all of your other books and loved each one of them. Your characters are so fascinating and I love the historically accurate settings πŸ™‚

  95. Janice Laird

    Entering again! Sounds like you found the perfect parish for your couple, given all its interesting history during the war!

  96. Emmy

    That was OUTSTANDING!!! I’ve always wondered how these were captured! Do you have videos like these for any of the other books?

  97. Ellen Gray

    How fun, makes me want to read it even more! Thanks!

  98. Tammy Cordery

    My Aunt was one of the first Waves and she loved it. That is how she met my Uncle. Great video. Loved all the history.

  99. kim amundsen

    Nice to see the behind the scene’s shoot.

  100. Shelia Hall

    great video and the male model is a hunk too!

  101. Denise Glisson

    Loved the video Sarah! You are one busy lady, after your daughters wedding I’d thought you’d relax and enjoy the Summer but now your Swing dancing besides signing copy’s of new book! I’ve always wanted to learn to Swing dance but will have to wait till you come to FL for a signing. LOVE her DRESS!

    • Sarah Sundin

      The wedding date was not made in consultation with mommy’s book release schedule πŸ™‚ It’s been a whopping busy summer, but a delightful one!

  102. Janice Laird

    “So many books, so little time!” Going to place a hold this one at the library even before it reaches the shelves, just in case I don’t win one! Enjoy your launch party on the 8th. Will you crack a bottle of champagne against a ship? πŸ™‚

    • Sarah Sundin

      Thanks, Janice! I’ll probably skip the bottle-breaking thing πŸ™‚ B&N might not like that πŸ™‚

  103. Jenny Allbritain

    So fun to see how a cover comes together! Great final shot, too. It may be my favorite book cover of yours so far (and I love them all!).

  104. Melanie Backus

    Beautiful cover! Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!