Five Fall Favorites: WWII Fiction

Today’s genre is Humor, but I don’t often read books that are mostly humorous because I feel that books that focus on humor are not very edifying, or have much depth. So, I replaced Humor with WWII fiction, my favorite genre ever!
During today’s posts I hope to find some edifying humourous books from other bloggers, what are some of your favorite humorous books? I’m in desperate need of something humorous to read!

 Welcome again! What books from yesterday looked the most intriguing? How many new books did you find? Anyway, let’s go explore bushels of apples, eh, books!

A Flute in the Willows

A Flute in the Willows (The Spies of World War II, #2)

Both rebels in their own way, Josie and Jerry Patterson must figure out how to keep the other’s love…and keep the German enemy at bay. 
She has two loves—her skating and Jerry, her husband. But when he returns home looking like a skeleton trying to return to life, she’s scared. What happened in Germany to change a man so much? Has another woman captured his heart? 
Jerry has vowed to let Josie live her own glamorous life…especially after what happened in Germany. But when his wife’s life is threatened, Jerry realizes he can’t stand by and do nothing. Jerry has to risk all for the very soul and life of himself—Josie. 
These two damaged, rebellious people learn the hard way that leaning on God instead of their own selves and abilities is the only true way to love and happiness.

(My thoughts on this book: I couldn’t wait to read this book when I found out about it though I almost didn’t read it because of the cover, and I loved it. Check out my review at the above link!)

A Question of Honor

A Question of Honor (Questions of War #1)
A man. A child. A war. 
When German soldiers invade France during World War II, young Joyanna’s perfect world is shattered. In the hands of those who hate her, she battles to comprehend why people can be so ruthless and cold toward those whom they have never met. 
David Sullivan, pilot in the Royal Air Force, was certain he would never hate, but a painful loss forces him to either reconsider or do the inconceivable—forgive. He is suddenly challenged by the realization that doing God’s will is not easy, but most important. With the lives of freedom-fighters relying on him, he must learn the difficult lesson that he is not in control, but merely one who must surrender his heart of obedience to One greater.
A sudden turn of events lands Joyanna and David in the same country—but for far different reasons. When their paths cross, David finds he must make a decision that will affect them both for the rest of their lives. 
Will he choose vengeance, or will he let his life be ruled by a higher standard? A standard of Honor.

(My thoughts on this book: I’m not saying anything until I review it other than it is an amazing book! 5 stars with a recommendation of 14 or 15 up.)

A Distant Melody 
A Distant Melody  (Wings of Glory, #1)
Will a chance meeting in a time of war change her life forever?
Never pretty enough to please her gorgeous mother, Allie will do anything to gain her approval – even marry a man she doesn’t love. While Allie has nearly resigned herself to that fate, Lt. Walter Novak – fearless in the cockpit but hopeless with women – takes his last furlough at home in California before being shipped overseas.
Walt and Allie meet and begin a correspondence that will change their lives. As letters fly between Walt’s muddy bomber base in England and Allie’s mansion in an orange grove, their friendship binds them together. But can they untangle the secrets, commitments, and expectations that keep them apart?
Book 1 in the Wings of Glory series, A Distant Melody is an exciting and tender story of love, courage, and sacrifice during World War II.
(My thoughts on this book: The first book I read by Sarah Sundin, and I was hooked! Review to come! I recommend it for 15 up and 4 and 1/2 stars.)

Friends and Enemies
Friends and Enemies (Promise for Tomorrow #1)

Christian Historical Romance set in World War 2
In 1943, widowed seamstress Heidi Wetzel finds new meaning in life by caring for evacuated children on a rural farm in war-torn western Germany. Never a supporter of National Socialism, she takes pleasure in passive resistance, but must exercise caution around neighbors who delight in reporting to the Gestapo.
Flying cadet Paul Braedel’s wife dies while he trains for the U.S. Army Air Corps. Following bereavement leave, he returns to training but he’s lost his zest for life and heads to England, not caring if he lives or dies. When he and his crew are shot down over Germany, he evades capture and, for the first time since Rachel’s death, hears the voice of God whisper guidance: “Find Heidi.”
When Heidi stumbles into a man she recognizes, she is shocked to realize he is a friend from her high school days in the United States, and the husband of her best friend Rachel. Aiding an enemy downed airman is punishable by execution, but she agrees to help.
Then they’re betrayed.

(My thoughts on this book: I enjoyed this book quite a bit, and recommend it for 15 up, with 3 and a half or 4 stars. Review to come!)

The Sea Before Us

The Sea Before Us (Sunrise at Normandy, #1)
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, who pieces together reconnaissance photographs with holiday snapshots of France–including those of her own family’s summer home–in order to create accurate maps of Normandy. Maps that Wyatt turns into naval bombardment plans for D-day.
As the two spend concentrated time together in the pressure cooker of war, their deepening friendship threatens to turn into something more. But both of them have too much to lose to give in to love . . .

(My thoughts on this book: I loved this book, as I love each and every of Sarah Sundin’s books, and I can’t wait for the next one! I do recommend it 15 up, with 5 stars. P.S. Review to come!)

21 thoughts on “Five Fall Favorites: WWII Fiction

  1. Well, if you pick WWII fiction, I can't help but love all your books! 😀 I've read A Distant Melody and A Question of Honor–both amazing books! Friends and Enemies and A Flute in the Willows both sound really interesting. Germans + the Air Force? Yes, sir!CutePolarBear


  2. So many books! I want to read “The Sea Before Us” but haven't gotten to yet. “A Flute in the Willows” sounds interesting.*borrows a bushel basket because my backpack is full* 😉


  3. Oh, I really want to read A Distant Melody! And Friends and Enemies looks good too! And I also want to read A Question of Honor! I agree with Rebekah! …*reaches for a bushel basket, or two* Great list! And books that I have found to be humerus that you might try is the Homestead by Stephen Bly! :)-Brooklyne


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