Mar 10, 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 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.


Susan May Warren is the RITA award-winning author of twenty-four novels with Tyndale, Barbour and Steeple Hill. A four-time Christy award finalist, a two-time RITA Finalist, she’s also a multi-winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice award, and the ACFW Book of the Year.

Susan's larger than life characters and layered plots have won her acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. A seasoned women’s events and retreats speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: From the Inside-Out: discover, create and publish the novel in you!. She is also the founder of, a story-crafting service that helps authors discover their voice.

Susan makes her home in northern Minnesota, where she is busy cheering on her two sons in football, and her daughter in local theater productions (and desperately missing her college-age son!) A full listing of her titles, reviews and awards can be found at:


And 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 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!

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Sons of Thunder is the kind of book that will draw you in and not let you go until you finish the last page. The characters are so real, and they go through so much tragedy and turmoil. You can't help but wish that something good will finally happen. Yet through it all, God's grace and love are evident, even during the really tough times.

I love this quote from Sons of Thunder, on page 262. "Everyone thinks that believing in God means He will deliver us from trouble. But this isn't true - God delivers us through trouble. It is in the middle of trouble that we truly discover what it means to live, who we truly are. Our God says that He has overcome everything the world throws at us - but we are stubborn, we want to handle it ourselves. Or we believe that because of our sins He won't help us. Or even, because of what has happened to us, that God has turned His back."

MY RATING - 4 out of 5

Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for providing a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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