Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Anchor in the Storm by Sarah Sundin (Review)

  • Series: Waves of Freedom (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (May 3, 2016)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800723439

  • 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?
    My Review:

    This is the second book in the Waves of Freedom series by Sarah Sundin. The characters are a continuation from the first book although the main focus switches. A few of the plot details also follow over. I do not read a heavy amount of historical fiction but I have read ALL of this author's books. I can tell how much research she has done. It does not weigh the book down though. The focus of this book is on Lillian Avery and Archer Vanderberg. Lillian has a disability but she does not let it get in her way of being a pharmacist. Archer is a rich kid and he still joins the Navy. His family did not approve of his career choice. Lillian has a large family and support system. Archer is just a little jealous of that. The sparks fly between them from the beginning. The characters and plot are well developed and held my attention. I look forward to reading book three in the series.

    Sarah Sundin is the author of Through Waters Deep, 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.

    Review copy provided by Litfuse in exchange for an honest review.

    1 comment:

    Sarah Sundin said...

    Thank you for the lovely review, Brittanie! I'm so glad you enjoyed Arch & Lillian's story!

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