When Tides Turn Tour of Boston – and Giveaway

See the sights in Boston featured in When Tides Turn by Sarah SundinTo celebrate the release of When Tides Turn, this week I’m conducting a photo tour of some of the sights in the book – and I’m giving away:

  • “Vintage White Blossoms” candle from Vermilion, Ohio—Dan & Tess’s hometown
  • “Women of WWII” sticky notes, including a WAVE (like Tess!), purchased at Pearl Harbor

To enter, leave a comment below (US & Canada only please), and/or this week’s coming Tour of Vermilion and U-boat Tour posts. You can earn extra entries by leaving a comment on each post. If you can’t leave a comment, please send me an email to enter. Giveaway ends Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 10 pm, Pacific Time. I’ll announce the winner here on Monday, March 27, 2017.

The city of Boston is fascinating—full of history and color. While best known for its key role in the American Revolution, the city also played a role in World War II, with busy shipyards and naval bases—and more! The city’s reputation for revolutionary foment and its naval heritage set a great backdrop for When Tides Turn, set in the tumult of 1943.

I’ve been blessed to visit Boston a number of times. In July 2014, I made a research trip and took lots of pictures to help me visualize the story. We’ll follow the Freedom Trail, established in the 1950s to connect Boston’s multiple historical sites.

I’m linking to the Tour of Boston posts from the last two years, when Through Waters Deep and Anchor in the Storm released. NOTE: to enter this year’s giveaway, leave a comment HERE, not on the previous years’ posts.

Boston Common and the Public Garden—including the Parkman Bandstand, which plays a role in the story.

Park Street Church—where Dan and Tess attend church.

Paul Revere House and Old North Church

Charlestown and the USS Constitution—see pictures of the Bunker Hill Monument and the apartment building where Mary, Lillian, and Yvette live.

Charlestown Navy Yard—called Boston Navy Yard in 1942, where Dan and Tess are stationed.

The Old State House Area-where Tess does some sleuthing.

See more sights from When Tides Turn!

Tour of Vermilion, Part 1

Tour of Vermilion, Part 2

U-Boat Tour, Part 1

U-Boat Tour, Part 2

46 Responses to “When Tides Turn Tour of Boston – and Giveaway”

  1. Tisha

    Absolutely loved the photos of the Public Garden…And Make Way for Ducklings is a favorite!

  2. Jamie Smith

    Boston is such a cool City. I was able to go a few times for work and got to explore some but would love to do a full blown exploration.

  3. Gabrielle

    This is SO cool! I love Boston! And I was blessed a while back to visit the navy yard at Boston.

  4. Carla

    THanks for the tour. Very interesting. I would love to go and visit one day!

  5. Angela Aldridge

    Great pictures! I would love to visit Boston someday!

  6. Renee

    The history is so awe inspiring. Love those pictures!

  7. Paula

    Would love to have a memento of Vermillion, as that’s where my grandparents used to live!

  8. Jayne

    This looks like a fun book! The the stickers and candle.

  9. Lisa Hudson

    Such a neat tour! I’ve not had the opportunity to go to Boston but it’s on my Bucket List! Thanks for the opportunity with this great Contest!

  10. Kerri

    How fun! We ( the kids and I ) enjoyed looking at the sights together.

  11. Emily S

    I’ve only flown in and out of Boston, and my dream is to take a long vacation there. I’m putting all of these stops on my trip! Love the pictures.

  12. Loraine Nunley

    Oh the church with the spiral staircase… I love that. I’ve never been to Boston so I am enjoying this tour. Thanks for the pictures and for the giveaway!

  13. Lize

    How fun to see the places in your books! Wouldn’t it be great to go visit all the locations of our favourite books? Since that would require winning the lottery, seeing them in photo form is second best and helps set the scene! Thanks!

  14. Steph J

    I have never been to Boston before. Thanks for the chance to win.

  15. Lynne M Feuerstein

    Thank you So Much for this fun and fascinating tour of Boston ,Sarah! (Maybe someday I can visit in person. 🙂 Also want to thank you for the wonderful When Tides Turn giveaway,the prizes sound wonderful!!

  16. Myra

    I was fortunate to get to go to Boston for five days in 2001 and either 2000 or 2002. What a great place for history!

  17. Cherie Pemberton

    I appreciate all the time you put into doing all the research you do for all your books.

  18. Kathy West

    I love the beautiful pictures of Boston. They will help me to visualize the scenes in the book, and they make me want to visit Boston!

  19. Elizabeth Litton

    The pictures of Old North Church are fascinating. I’ve always loved historic churches!

  20. Mary Tullila

    This post brings it all back! Hubby needs to see all of this. Road trip !

  21. Diane Buie

    I think I enjoy the Swan boat photo the most! Seeing the world’s oldest public park is interesting; I never considered public parks and their history. 🙂

  22. Desiree

    I love all things WII and I’m so excited to read this new book! Boston is a great city to visit. 🙂

  23. Debora Wilder

    I thoroughly enjoyed revisiting the photos and information of Boston from last year.

  24. Michele

    I spent one day in Boston last fall, and that wetted my appet

  25. Michele

    I got to spend one day in Boston last fall, and it wetted my appetite for a much longer visit. The city is simply amazing!

  26. Dani M

    I got to spend a couple of days in Boston a couple of years ago – it was such a neat place! I particularly like Bunker Hill – especially the inscription in the cannon at the top of the monument! 🙂

    There’s a lovely little hole-in-the-wall pastry shop called Mike’s Pastries tucked back in the neighborhood behind Old North Church if anyone reading this has a fancy for exploring tiny alleyways to find bake shops. 🙂

  27. Laura Juranek

    Such wonderful pictures! I can picture Tess and all wandering around the city so easily. Love the gardens and the park. Thanks Sarah!

  28. Deanne Patterson

    I have always wanted to visit, Boston. Thank you for all the research your take the time to do for your books. Look forward to reading them!

  29. Lindsay

    I love the pictures! I’d love to visit Boston someday and do a historical tour, plus take my boys to see the sites from Make Way for Ducklings!

  30. Lori

    Love Boston and love your books! Keep up the great writing!

  31. Barbara Collver

    These really sound like good reading! Keep using your God-given talents for HIS glory and for our enjoyment!

  32. Madison MacDonald

    This sounds amazing, no idea that Boston had such a large part in the war, and can’t wait to read about this.

  33. Caryl Kane

    I would love to visit Boston! Thank you for taking us along! 🙂

  34. Laciee Steinhauser

    It’s so neat to learn about Boston and how the navy was fighting in the Atlantic. I thought the navy mostly fought in the Pacific, so these books are very informative.