Wednesday, June 29, 2016

She's Done It Again! My Review of Anchor in the Storm - Waves of Freedom 2 - by Sarah Sundin

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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?

My review:

This was another wonderful book by Sarah Sundin!  I loved Lillian Avery and her determination to succeed despite having lost part of her leg as a child and getting around on a prosthetic.  She had also been burned by love before, so was wary of men.  Her interactions with Archer were amusing as he wasn't used to women not falling all over themselves to date him since he was rich, handsome and charming.  However, he was tired of women not getting to know the real him.  I loved seeing how they struggled to trust each other and trust God instead of putting their trust in themselves or other things such as a career.  I also liked how they learned to depend on God's strength and not their own.  I thought it was interesting to learn about PTSD, known as combat fatigue in World War II, and how it was dealt with back then.  I also found it interesting to see how Lillian dealt with working for a difficult boss, especially in a time when society didn't want to take a woman's career seriously or a person with a disability seriously.  There were some cute romantic moments, but I would have liked to have seen them get together later in the story.  I also liked the investigating that both Archer and Lillian did to find out what was going on with the drug problem.  I wasn't as crazy about the technical aspects of Archer's job on a destroyer, but it didn't get overly wordy.  This worked as a stand-alone, but characters from the first book showed up frequently as the main character was Lillian's brother and Archer's best friend.  I highly recommend both books in the series and can't wait for the next one!

I received this book free from Revell in exchange for an honest review.

 The Author

  1. Sarah Sundin

    Sarah Sundin

    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...
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