Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Anchor in the Storm (Waves of Freedom #2) by Sarah Sundin

One plucky female pharmacist + one high-society naval officer = romance—and danger
For plucky Lillian Avery, America’s entry into World War II means a chance to prove herself as a pharmacist in Boston. The challenges of her new job energize her. But society boy Ensign Archer Vandenberg’s attentions only annoy–even if he is her brother’s best friend.
During the darkest days of the war, Arch’s destroyer hunts German U-boats in vain as the submarines sink dozens of merchant ships along the East Coast. Still shaken by battles at sea, Arch notices his men also struggle with their nerves–and with drowsiness. Could there be a link to the large prescriptions for sedatives Lillian has filled? The two work together to answer that question, but can Arch ever earn Lillian’s trust and affection?
Sarah Sundin brings World War II to life, offering readers an intense experience they won’t soon forget.
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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A signed copy of Anchor in the Storm
  • Nautical tote bag lined with anchor fabric
  • Anchor necklace made from copper reclaimed from the USS Constitution in Boston during restoration
  • 365 Devotions for Hope by Karen Whiting
  • Shine: Nautical Inspirational Adult Coloring Book
  • “Hope Anchors the Soul” journal
  • Set of two nautical tea towels
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About The Author

Sarah Sundin is the author of eight historical novels, including "Anchor in the Storm." Her novel "Through Waters Deep" was named to Booklist’s “101 Best Romance Novels of the Last 10 Years,” and her novella “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” in "Where Treetops Glisten" was a finalist for the 2015 Carol Award. A mother of three, Sarah lives in California, works on-call as a hospital pharmacist, and teaches Sunday school.

My Review

I should state that I’ve read every one of the author’s books that I could get my hands on, and loved them all. That being said this book is no exception, once you pick it up, your gone page turning.
We are back with some dear friends that we met in Through Waters Deep, and get reacquainted, and was happy to see Mary and Jim’s relationship moving forward. Jim’s friend Arch who we also met, and wasn’t sure if I really cared for him, but he seemed changed, and he becomes interested in Jim’s sister Lillian.
If you remember Lillian was injured as a child and lost her leg, and because of that she has been ridiculed and hurt by people, an x-boyfriend who said he loved her, and even her twin sister. Now Arch also has a chip on his shoulder, and he is leery of all woman gold diggers, or so he thinks.
This book brings face to face with U-boats off our coast, and dealing with the aftermath of battle fatigue, and how our soldiers were able to deal with the nerves.
There are some really sad happenings here, a drug ring, murder, and prying on our sailors. You will never see most of what happens here coming; I was very surprised at all who are involved, and I guess good old greed is to be blamed.
We see action in the seas, and a bit of romance, and a lot of heartache, as we meld into everyday life in 1942 Boston, MA. Once you pick this one up you will not regret it, and the next book is coming out next spring, the only time I really wish time would move faster.
I received this book through Litfuse Publicity Book Tours, and was not required to give a positive review.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the lovely review, Maureen! I'm glad you enjoyed Arch & Lillian's story!