As D-Day approaches, American naval officer Lt. Wyatt Paxton is teamed up with Dorothy Fairfax, a British officer. Once they piece together family and reconnaissance photos to map Normandy, will Wyatt's bombardment plans destroy what Dorothy loves most?
What happens when a Texan with a slow drawl and a Londoner meet during a time when the whole world was at war? The Sea Before Us takes us to the time before the Allies invasion of Normandy. Both Dorothy Fairfax (Royal Naval Service) and Wyatt Paxton (American Naval officer) meet together with others and begin an interesting investigation.
This novel is packed with interesting historical tidbits that surround D-day and many were new to me. We also have front row seats to a strong friendship that begins between Dorothy and Wyatt that becomes something more. However, I really did wonder at some of the decisions Dorothy came to make where it concerned Wyatt and Lawrence the man she thought she loved. Especially since she saw what a playboy Lawrence was even though I know she had self-esteem issues. I liked how Wyatt was biding his time with her and showed her worth as a person.
Both Wyatt and Dorothy have tragic family stories. Wyatt’s deals with his two brothers who I believe we will get their stories later in the series. I am looking forward to theirs as the book ended with things still unresolved.
I received a complimentary copy of this novel. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.