Welcome to the first CI post that features the hero of a book rather than heroine such as the past two months! When I read “The Sea Before Us” by Sarah Sundin, I knew Wyatt had to be my next character I introduced her on the blog – he’s amazing. ^.^ (If you’re new to these posts: The idea behind them is just to spotlight the character a bit, give a little description of their personality, and for fun, a few books I’d recommend to them if I could.)
I tried really hard to find a picture to represent Wyatt, but I couldn’t! I know, sad. But his picture is in my mind and I can’t find much that comes close. However, you can visit Sarah Sundin’s Pinterest Page to see a photo she found that does definitely very closely resemble Wyatt! See here.
Wyatt is one of those ‘strong and silent’ types. He’s not boisterous, but he is very kind-hearted. He’s harsh on himself as he yearns for forgiveness that he has to learn to give himself too.
I definitely relate to him in wanting to be perfect and getting frustrated with ourself when we can’t achieve that. But I loved his journey of truth, learning to truly accept the Lord’s mercy and forgiveness that makes us whole.
Wyatt is eager to help, eager to serve – as I said, he has got a very good heart. And a strong moral compass. He strives to always do what is right, no matter what.
In short, I just love him so much :D Do not miss out on meeting him for yourself!!
Books I’d recommend to Wyatt:
Okay, so this section was harder this month because of the character…I’m not really sure what books he’d like, or if he would like the ones I’ve listed below. But we’ll go for it. ^.^
Get to know Wyatt Paxton in “The Sea Before Us”:
In 1944, American naval officer Lt. Wyatt Paxton arrives in London to prepare for the Allied invasion of France, determined to redeem himself with the brothers he has betrayed. Dorothy Fairfax serves as a “Wren” in the Women’s Royal Naval Service, piecing together reconnaissance photographs with thousands of holiday snapshots of France—including those of her family’s summer home—in order to create maps of Normandy. Maps that Wyatt turns into naval bombardment plans for D-day. As Wyatt and Dorothy work together, he hopes Dorothy will return his growing love. But will family secrets, misplaced affections—and the seas off Normandy—separate them forever?
About the Author:
Sarah Sundin is the award-winning author of ten novels, including The Sea Before Us. Her novels When Tides Turn and Through Waters Deep were named to Booklist’s “101 Best Romance Novels of the Last 10 Years.” A mother of three, Sarah lives in California, works on-call as a hospital pharmacist, and teaches Sunday school. Please visit her at www.sarahsundin.com.
And check out the Author-Interview with Sarah Sundin, and my review of the book by clicking on the graphics below: