The Sea Before Us by Sarah Sundin

The Sea Before Us

Sunrise at Normandy #1

Sarah Sundin

365 pages first pub 2018 (editions)

fiction historical romance emotional fast-paced
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In 1944, American naval officer Lt. Wyatt Paxton arrives in London to prepare for the Allied invasion of France. He works closely with Dorothy Fairfax, a "Wren" in the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS), who pieces together reconnaissance photogra...

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Community Reviews Summary of 164 reviews


emotional 80%
hopeful 80%
adventurous 60%
inspiring 60%
informative 40%
reflective 20%
relaxing 20%
tense 20%


medium 80%
fast 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Plot: 25% | Character: 25%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 75% | No: 25%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 75% | Yes: 25%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

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