Friday, June 17, 2016

WWII Romance and Mystery -- Anchor in the Storm

If you are looking for great inspirational romance and mystery in an interesting WWII setting, Sarah Sundin's Anchor in the Storm is a fantastic choice.

In her usual engaging style, Sarah continues her Waves of Freedom series set in and around Boston as WWII heats up after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.  Like in her other stories, she seamlessly combines realistic fictional characters and events with her carefully researched historical knowledge.  And this one seems particularly fitting for Sarah with the connection to her own pharmacist's role. 

Lillian, Arch, and their family and friends navigate rough waters, both figuratively and literally.  The message of finding God as the only true anchor is a beautiful reminder that shines through at multiple times throughout the story.

Thanks to Sarah for providing me with a copy of this book through an online contest.  I am happy to return the favor with this review.

About the Book:

In a time of sacrifice, what price can one put on true love?
Nothing slows Lillian Avery down--not her personal challenges and certainly not America's entry into World War II. She finally has a chance to prove herself as a pharmacist in Boston. The demands 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 Lillian has been filling?

As the danger rises on both land and sea, the two must work together to answer that question. But can Arch ever earn Lillian's trust and affection?

About the Author:

Sarah Sundin is the author of Through Waters Deep and Anchor in the Storm, as well as Wings of the Nightingale and the Wings of Glory series. A graduate of UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy, she works on-call as a hospital pharmacist. During WWII, her grandfather served as a pharmacist's mate (medic) in the Navy and her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force. Sarah lives in California. Visit for more information.

1 comment:

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