Monday, March 15, 2010

Sons of Thunder by Susan May Warren

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 otherthe 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, theyll discover betrayal, sacrifice and finally redemption. Most of all, when Sophie is forced to make her choice, shell learn that God honors the promises made by the Sons of Thunder.
Although this is different from Warren's other books, it was an enjoyable read. The book has a rather violent beginning, and then the reader is launched into the story of Markos, Dino, and the girl they both love, Sophia. I enjoy reading about wars in fiction, and the author did a great job of descibing World War II in her novel. I also enjoyed her characters. I was, however, disappointed that she used "damn" once as an expletive. I firmly believe Christian fiction should set a higher standard and should have absolutely no cursing in them. This is unusual for this author, and could be the fault of the publisher.
If you have never read a Susan May Warren book, I would recommend her Team Hope series to start off with - a truly great series.
About the author:
Susan May Warren is an awardwinning, bestselling novelist of over twentyfour novels, many of which have won the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, the ACFW Book of the Year award and have been Christy and Rita finalists. After serving as a missionary for eight years in Russia, she returned home to a small town on Minnesotas beautiful Lake Superior shore where she, her four children and her husband are active in their local church. You can find her online at

Sons of Thunder is available from Summerside Press.
Thanks to Litfuse for the review copy.