Title: Anchor in the Storm (Waves of Freedom #2)
Author: Sarah Sundin
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Genre: Historical Romance/Mystery
Format: Paperback (also available in eBook)
Note: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
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 -0 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?
Another wonderful historical romance!
This book can be considered part of a “true” series in the fact that the lives of the main characters from book one continue running a natural course in this book as secondary characters. The mystery itself is a stand-alone story with no connection at all to the previous book.
I loved seeing where Jim and Mary are now, a short time after the end of their story. Along with that I got to learn a lot more about Arch and his background. Add on top of that the joy of meeting Lillian Avery. She is a delightful character who has been horribly wounded both physically and emotionally in the past.
Both Arch and Lillian have a difficult journey learning to trust others. Watching their struggles as they learn to rely on God as their anchor is tremendous.
They are both drawn into a mystery just by the fact that they are observant of their surroundings and other people. As they work on solving it from two different directions they and others find themselves in danger. The twists in the story kept me guessing as to all the connections between people on land and on the ship that Arch is assigned to.
I loved this book and am giving it a rating of 5 stars. I have to highly recommend it.
You can find out more about Sarah Sundin and her books on her website at: http://www.sarahsundin.com/