Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sons of Thunder by Susan May Warren - REVIEW & CONTEST!!


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. 


“He’s the hope we have out of our darkness.” (p. 225)

Sons of Thunder is a tale of love, betrayal, survival and God’s perfect redemption all wrapped in beautiful prose and haunting phrases. I’ve read Susan May Warren’s wrok before, but this is something altogether different. Sons of Thunder is a sweeping saga that begins in youthful innocence and spans a lifetime of tragedy, heartache, war and pain. Throughout the years, God is always faithful to draw His children close to His heart.

This story begins in Greece amid a passionate yet dangerous family. Dino and Markos flee to America only to find that passion, power and greed have their stronghold amid the jazz clubs of Chicago just as they did amid the families in Greece. As time passes, the brothers are separated, and the one woman they both love is forced to decide whom she will remain faithful to in her heart. By the time WWII begins, all of their lives have taken vastly different and unexpected paths. Each of them must survive the hellish realities of war the best way they can.

The wonder of it all is that God moves beyond time and despite human frailty and begins to redeem each life for His glory. The journey is not pretty, and it is filled with great heartache, but God’s faithfulness never, ever fails. If you enjoy historical suspense, you are in for areal treat in Sons of Thunder!

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Be sure to check out Susan's fun contest for the book's release: Each one of us has a wealth of stories from the past – while they might not all be as sweeping and dramatic as that of Sons of Thunder’s Sofia and the Stravos brothers (swoon), your family history is a treasure nonetheless.

Well – let’s hear them! Were your great-grandparents ‘fresh off the boat’? Was your great uncle a war hero? Did your grandmother make unbelievable sacrifices to help or protect the family? Did your father harbor a family secret until his death? Are you related to someone famous? Do you have a family treasure? Whatever it is that is unique in your family history – share your story HERE! (click on the SHARE button) One grand prize winner will receive:

• Memory Prize package containing a gift certificate to create your own hard cover photo book
• 6 month membership to Netflix (to satisfy that flick fix!)
• Signed copy of Sons of Thunder!

5 runners up will also win signed copies of Sons of Thunder!

You can also be entered to win a copy of Sons of Thunder by helping us Spread the Word during the blog tour!

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Susan May Warren is the award-winning author of seventeen novels and novellas with Tyndale, Steeple Hill and Barbour Publishing. Her first book, Happily Ever After won the American Fiction Christian Writers Book of the Year in 2003, and was a 2003 Christy Award finalist. In Sheep's Clothing, a thriller set in Russia, was a 2006 Christy Award finalist and won the 2006 Inspirational Reader's Choice award. A former missionary to Russia, Susan May Warren now writes Suspense/Romance and Chick Lit full time from her home in northern Minnesota. Learn more about Susan here: www.susanmaywarren.com

1 comment:

Mocha with Linda said...

Wow - I'd not heard of this book. Sounds wonderful!