Hello reader friends! Welcome to my Spring Into Reading Event! Every day this month I’m going to feature a new release (or will be released) book for you to add to your TBR. There will be guest posts, giveaways, book excerpts, and more! So make sure you come back daily and see what book is in the spotlight next! And if you’ve missed any, be sure to click on the “Spring Into Reading” tab and look at the other posts!
I’m excited to have a glimpse into Leah Jones, the heroine from Sarah Sundin’s The Land Beneath Us. This book is on my radar – I just haven’t had to chance to get to it yet with my schedule. Sarah has graciously offered to give away the reader’s choice of a paperback or a CD audio book of The Land Beneath Us! 🙂
ABOUT THE BOOK
In 1943, Private Clay Paxton trains hard with the US Army Rangers at Camp Forrest, Tennessee, determined to do his best in the upcoming Allied invasion of France. With his future stolen by his brothers’ betrayal, Clay has little to live for. Leah Jones works as a librarian at Camp Forrest, longing to rise above her orphanage upbringing and to find the baby sisters she was separated from so long ago. A marriage of convenience binds Clay and Leah together, but will D-day—and a foreboding dream—tear them apart?
MORE ABOUT LEAH JONES
Have you ever felt as if you didn’t belong? For Leah Jones, the heroine of The Land Beneath Us, not belonging is all she’s ever known.
After her parents died when she was four, Leah was separated from her twin baby sisters and raised in an orphanage. In 1943, eighteen-year-old Leah arrives at Camp Forrest in Tullahoma, Tennessee to work in the library at the Army training camp. She has two goals—to earn money so she can attend library school and become a graduate librarian—and to find clues that might help her find her sisters.
She has little to go by. She has scattered but vivid memories from her early childhood. She knows her birth name was Thalia, the Greek muse of lyric poetry. And she knows her last name was long and Greek and sounded something like “Ka-wa-los.”
Dreamy, poetic, and determinedly optimistic despite the hard life she’s endured, Leah is drawn to Private Clay Paxton, a kindhearted Army Ranger trainee, who also knows the pain of loss.
In Leah’s search for belonging, she volunteers in town, with the Victory Book Campaign and at an orphanage. But will she ever be seen as anything but a “dirty orphan”? And can she ever find the family she so desperately desires?
MORE ABOUT SARAH SUNDIN
Sarah Sundin is a bestselling author of historical novels, including The Land Beneath Us, The Sky Above Us, and The Sea Before Us. Her novel The Sea Before Us won the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award from Faith, Hope, and Love, and When Tides Turn and Through Waters Deep were named to Booklist’s “101 Best Romance Novels of the Last 10 Years.” A mother of three, Sarah lives in California and teaches Sunday school. She also enjoys speaking for church, community, and writers’ groups.
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