Sophie Frangos is torn between the love of two men and the promise that binds them all together. Markos Stavros loves Sophie from afar while battling his thirst for vengeance and his hunger for honor. Dino, his quiet and intelligent brother, simply wants to forget the horror that drove them from their Greek island home to start a new life in America. One of these “sons of thunder” offers a future she longs for, the other—the past she lost. 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, they’ll discover betrayal, sacrifice and finally redemption. Most of all, when Sophie is forced to make her choice, she’ll learn that God honors the promises made by the Sons of Thunder.
This was a book I’d had on my to-read list ever since it was released. I’d read book review after review raving about it, so needless to say, my expectations were high.
My findings? It lived up to every word.
Susan May Warren is a beautiful writer and her use of limited third person expertly allows you to get deep into her character’s head and see the world through his or her eyes.
From page one, action, chaos and trouble erupt and the rich descriptions allow the readers to tag along on this wild journey. From Greece to America and back, these character’s stories make you want to shout and cry at the same time. The characters make genuine mistakes and their weakness only makes them more real.
This isn’t the typical, light-hearted Christian historical romance. This really isn’t for the faint of heart. But despite the “edgy” content there is a subtle, strong message of hope and redemption that rings so clear by the last page.
This was one I couldn’t put down and finished in no time. I didn’t want the story to end and hope to see more of this sort of story from Susan May Warren – she’s struck gold!