Monday, June 11, 2018

Review: Sons of Thunder by Susan May Warren



About the book:
Markos Stavros wants to be a man of honor…

The last thing Markos Stavros expects on the eve of his brother’s wedding is to say goodbye to the land—and family--he loves. But a tragic event forces him to flee his beloved Greece, taking with him his younger brother Dino and the girl he loves, Sofia Frangos. With promises to care for both of them, Markos must trust a man he’s never met—his uncle Jimmy, the owner of a café during the bootleg era of Al Capone’s Chicago. Suddenly Markos is in a world he doesn’t understand, forced to make sacrifices he can’t live with. When he’s forced to choose between family and the woman he loves, he makes a desperate attempt at freedom…

Dino Stavros longs to forget the promises he broke…

The last promise Dino made to Markos was to watch over Sofia. But ten years later, Dino has put the tragedies of Chicago behind him, diving into his new life as a medical resident in Minneapolis, his promises forgotten. The world is not large enough, however, to keep him from reuniting with Sofia, and the reminders of all they lost together. When Pearl Harbor destroys his dreams, he turns to the one woman who truly knows him for comfort and redemption, only to find himself in the middle of a terrible betrayal. His only chance for honor comes in the battlefields of France—but is it too late to keep his promises?

Sofia Frangos heart has been broken twice…

Sofia can’t believe she’s lost both the men she loved, but she will have to put her grief behind her if she hopes to survive the German occupation of Greece. More, she’s become a link to the OSS agents helping to plot a British invasion. But what will freedom cost her? And can Markos and Dino finally keep their promise to protect her?

From the sultry Chicago jazz clubs of the roaring twenties to the World War II battlefields of Europe to a final showdown in a Greek island village, the Sons of Thunder will discover betrayal, sacrifice and finally redemption.
My rating:
5 stars
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My thoughts:

Sons of Thunder is the first book in the Brothers in Arms series. The story takes place over a lot of years and you see the roaring twenties, as well as WW2. This book had my emotions on a roller-coaster and I almost didn't want to finish it (because I was weary of what was going to happen next)...but I couldn't put the book down. ;)

The story is not an easy one to read and does have some content I wasn't a fan of. I would definitely say it is edgy Christian fiction, as it had a great redemption story, but because of the premarital sex (no details) I only recommend it to mature readers.

The romance was crazy. I wasn't sure how things would go and there were so many ups and downs in the story. I loved reading it and it had a satisfying ending.

All in all, I loved Sons of Thunder. I recommend it to fans of this genre, as long as you don't mind some edgy elements.

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