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 only one thing to live for--fulfilling the recurring dream of his death.
Leah Jones works as a librarian at Camp Forrest, longing to rise above her orphanage upbringing and belong to the community, even as she uses her spare time to search for her real family--the baby sisters she was separated from so long ago.
After Clay saves Leah's life from a brutal attack, he saves her virtue with a marriage of convenience. When he ships out to train in England for D-day, their letters bind them together over the distance. But can a love strong enough to overcome death grow between them before Clay's recurring dream comes true?
The Land Beneath Us by Sarah Sundin is a brilliant WWII novel with a message of grace and forgiveness beautifully weaved throughout the book. I thoroughly enjoyed watching both the characters of Leah and Clay grow as the story progressed. They both presented interesting points of view to the plot and the history of the war. As with her other books Sarah Sundin does a great job with her historical research and with how she includes it into her stories. I learned a lot about Rangers as well as WWII.
5 out of 5.
I received a copy of this book from Revell for my honest review.