One plucky female pharmacist + one high-society naval officer = romance—and danger
For plucky Lillian Avery, America’s entry into World War II means a chance to prove herself as a pharmacist in Boston. The challenges 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 for sedatives Lillian has filled? The two work together to answer that question, but can Arch ever earn Lillian’s trust and affection?
Sarah Sundin brings World War II to life, offering readers an intense experience they won’t soon forget.
What I thought about the book
This is truly an on-the-edge-of-your-seat book. The nautical terms add authenticity, and prove how well researched it is. The drama increases powerfully, to a heightened climax. I will admit, there are times I wanted to "clobber" Arch, to try to "knock some sense" in to him!
Even though Anchor in the Storm is book two in the Waves of Freedom Series, it can stand alone. I enjoyed it as much as Through Waters Deep, and look forward to the third book of the series. Be sure to add this to your summer reading list.
Sarah Sundin is the author of eight historical novels, including Anchor in the Storm. Her novel Through Waters Deep was named to Booklist’s “101 Best Romance Novels of the Last 10 Years,” and her novella “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” in Where Treetops Glisten was a finalist for the 2015 Carol Award. A mother of three, Sarah lives in California, works on-call as a hospital pharmacist, and teaches Sunday school.
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Disclosure: I received a free review copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity in order to give you my honest opinion.
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