The Land Beneath Us by Sarah Sundin is the 3rd book in the series Sunrise at Normandy. This series is about three brothers torn apart by thievery and betrayal and each runs off to a different branch of the military. While serving the country, they encounter many situations that bring them to learn to not only forgive their brothers, but also themselves as they culminate in their ultimate challenge at D-Day.
Clay Paxton is the youngest of the the three brothers. His girlfriend was stolen by one of his brothers, his other brother stole his money and he was left to help run the family business when he wanted to be a physician. But a recurring nightmare draws him to enlist in the Army Rangers. He bumps into the pretty new librarian at Camp Forrest. They begin a casual conversation friendship. Leah Jones is an orphan desperately looking for her long lost sisters. She stays late many nights at the library until one night her innocence is shattered and Clay comes to her rescue. Just before he ships off to prepare for training, Clay marries Leah for the sake of convenience and makes a promise to provide for her especially since he feels death is imminent as he continues to have this nightmare. As they begin their long distance marriage, they both begin to fall in love with one another. Leah's search for her family intensifies and Clay's death dream gets stronger until he finally sees that loving Leah is what his future holds as he dodges a bullet. But will Leah accept the love Clay offers?
I loved the conclusion to the Sunrise at Normandy series with this sweet love story. Both Clay and Leah needed to learn the gift of giving love away and accepting love at the right moments. There were many details I left out of my review as I urge you to read this book to see how the main characters find peace in the midst of a global war.
Find more about The Land Beneath Us and Sarah Sundin here: http://www.sarahsundin.com/books/the-land-beneath-us/
*I was given a complimentary copy of the book from Revell. All opinions are my own.*