Anchor in the Storm
series: Waves of Freedom
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?
Praise for Through Waters Deep
"Sundin, exhibiting her usual flair for 1940s history and setting, will delight WWII buffs."--Publishers Weekly
"Full of exciting intrigue . . . just the right amount of romance to balance out the drama."--RT Book Reviews, 4½ stars
"Working with a large cast of characters and an intricate and dramatic plot, Sundin brilliantly builds tension, making this book an optimal hybrid of 1940s crime and romance."--Booklist
Sarah Sundin is the award-winning author of the Wings of Glory and Wings of the Nightingale series, as well as Through Waters Deep. 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 in England. Sarah lives in California with her husband and three children. Learn more at www.sarahsundin.com.
"Lillian's adventures, her dashing man, their growing faith in God, and an exciting historical context will satisfy readers looking for an uplifting story in the midst of falling hope."
"Readers will be swept up by the novel's chilling dramatic irony, heartwarming charm, and rich naval history as Sundin tells a compelling story of rising above appearances and finding one's true anchor in faith."
"The second installment of Sundin's Waves of Freedom series is as intriguing and heartfelt as the first."
RT Book Reviews, 4 stars
Praise for Through Waters Deep
"Sarah Sundin is a gifted novelist. Bottom line--this book is perfect for lovers of WWII romances and mysteries that would give Nancy Drew a run for her money."--Cara Putman, award-winning author of Shadowed by Grace and Where Treetops Glisten
"Sundin, exhibiting her usual flair for 1940s history and setting, will delight WWII buffs with this Waves of Freedom series opener."--Publishers Weekly
"Sundin's latest is full of exciting intrigue, set right before the United States enters World War II. Sundin gives just the right amount of romance to balance out the drama."--RT Book Reviews, 4½ stars
"Working with a large cast of characters and an intricate and dramatic plot, Sundin brilliantly builds tension, making this book an optimal hybrid of 1940s crime and romance. Readers will be struck by the thoughtfulness and care Sundin brings to every thread in this chilling story as they are swept up into the exciting plot twists leading to a thrilling climax."--Booklist
"With her trademark knack for blending historical research with lyrical prose, Sundin weaves an exciting story of intrigue, faith, and character development."--CBA Retailers + Resources
"Providing readers with an immersive experience, Sundin vividly re-creates the atmosphere of a country on the brink of entering World War II. The tender romance at the story's center keeps readers rooting for Jim and Mary to realize their true feelings for each other."--Library Journal
"Fully entertaining from beginning to end. Through Waters Deep is a deftly crafted novel that is a completely absorbing read with unexpected twists and turns."--The Midwest Book Review