A brief summary from Sarah Sundin:
When Quintessa Beaumont learns the Navy has established the WAVES program for women, she enlists, eager to throw off her frivolous ways and truly contribute to the US effort in World War II. Determined to make admiral, Lt. Dan Avery employs his skills to fight U-boats, and the last thing he wants to see on his radar is fun-loving Tess. When Tess is assigned to work with Dan at the Anti-Submarine Warfare Unit in Boston, she finds her affections drawn by the no-nonsense officer, realizing he sees her as the greatest nonsense of all. As she works hard to prove her worth as a WAVE, she also investigates strange happenings in her friend Yvette Lafontaine’s group of French ex-patriates. Is there a spy in their midst? And has that spy infiltrated the anti-submarine research group? When Dan is assigned to a new escort carrier at the peak of the Battle of the Atlantic, he is torn between his lifelong career goals and his desire to help Tess on shore. While the German Navy challenges Dan’s skills, the changes in Tess challenge his notions—and his heart.
I’m saddened to see Sarah Sundin’s Waves of Freedom series end, but wow – what a way to end this trilogy! When Tides Turn is filled with intensely strategic battles, espionage, and a budding romance that will keep you turning page after page. It was super hard to put this book down when life called me away from this historic novel!
Eager to prove herself as more than a flighty, flirty, frivolous woman, Quintessa Beaumont enlists in the Navy’s WAVE program for woman in order to help their boys at war. But she’s got a long way to go if her friends opinions are every going to change. Especially the opinion of her long-time crush, Lt. Dan Avery, a tough, battle hardened sailor in the Navy.
When Tess’ group is assigned to work under Dan, these two butt heads more often than not; Dan with his no-nonsense ways and Tess with her joyful eagerness to bring life into the unit. Both must learn how to navigate the waters between friends and co-workers, especially if they’re ever going to find the spy causing chaos in their city.
When Tides Turn is sure to be a fan-favorite! I loved all the nautical and military references that Sundin wrote into this story. In fact, I felt like I had joined the WAVES program myself. 🙂 When Tides Turn works well as a stand-alone novel if you haven’t yet read the prior 2 books in the Waves of Freedom trilogy. I seriously can’t wait to see what Sundin writes next!!
I was graciously provided a free copy of this novel from Revell in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.