A wonderful addition to the Waves of Freedom series!
After getting to know Arch in Through Waters Deep, I was looking forward to reading his story. The guy has been through a lot, as it was implied in the prior novel. Such things are revealed in Anchor in the Storm, and we get to watch Arch slowly grow into the man he was called to be. Growing in her own way alongside him, is Lillian Avery, Jim's little sister. Lillian has her gone through her own problems and obstacles, yet she remains resilient. Falling in love puts a crack in her armor, but in the end, it only makes her stronger.
On the side of this romance, we have another thrilling mystery to decipher! Instead of the docks, this mystery is found in Mr. Dixon's drugstore. It was interesting to watch Lillian work on this case. Interesting how? Well, she isn't Mary and so watching the way Lillian worked on the case was fun. I really appreciate that Ms. Sundin's characters are each their own person.
I can't tell you which book I loved more, Through Waters Deep or Anchor in the Storm. Both had delicious mysteries to unravel, characters overcome their insecurities, and a love story to make you swoon! The last book might have to be the deciding factor, so we shall see. ;) If only we didn't have to wait until next spring for When Tides Turn! I can easily recommend this novel to anyone who appreciates historical fiction at it's finest! Ms. Sundin provides the perfect amount of detail. This book is sure to be a favorite.
I received a copy of this book from Litfuse in return for an honest review of my opinions, which I have done. Thanks!!
In a time of sacrifice, what price can one put on true love? Pharmacist Lillian Avery and Ensign Archer Vandenberg are about to find out in Sarah Sundin's new book, Anchor in the Storm. 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?
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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
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry! The giveaway ends on June 8th. The winner will be announced June 9th on Sarah's blog.