Sons of Thunder

 The original cover. This is my photo from several years ago when I looked forward to my beach reading spot!

The original cover. This is my photo from several years ago when I looked forward to my beach reading spot!

I first read Susan May Warren’s Sons of Thunder while relaxing on a beach in Mexico and celebrating my 10th wedding anniversary. Needless to say, I was pretty excited to hear that the book was being re-released, even though my hubby wouldn’t take me back to the same spot to read it again. 

Markos and Dino just want to do the right thing. They want to be men of honor. When unfortunate events at their brother’s wedding start to undo their careful plans, they must flee from their beautiful Greek island to America. They travel with the beautiful Sofia and end up in Chicago at the height of prohibition. While in America, they must re-learn what it means to do the right thing, what it means to be men of honor. Will their faith in God carry them through? 

The first in the Brothers in Arms series, Sons of Thunder does not disappoint, even when reading it in my own living room instead of on a beach chair by the sea. I once again enjoyed the raw, realness of the people in this story. They had hard choices to make, and they didn’t always make the right ones. A good read, especially if you, like me, enjoy reading about Greece (the food! Swoon!), gangsters in Chicago, or WWII.

Quotable: “Everyone thinks that believing in God means that He will deliver us from trouble. But this isn’t true—God delivers us THROUGH trouble.”

Cautions and caveats: There are many oblique references to sexual situations. There is also drinking and violence. None of these are super graphic, but I wouldn’t recommend this book to youngsters. A solid PG to PG-13 rating. 

 The new cover! My Kindle copy plus a little treat to console myself that I wasn't basking in the sunshine.

The new cover! My Kindle copy plus a little treat to console myself that I wasn't basking in the sunshine.