Anchor In The Storm
Waves Of Freedom book 2
by Sarah Sundin
-From the back cover-
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 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 drowsiness. Could there be a link to the large prescriptions Lillian is 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?
Step back into the 1940's...
This Book received a 4 Bark rating.
Arch was not one of my favorite characters in the previous book but it really didn't take long for him to grow on me. I liked Lillian right off even though there was a time or two I wanted to shake some sense into her. A wonderful cast of characters and I hope to meet some of them again in the next book.
One of my favorite things about Anchor In The Storm it is more than just a historical romance novel. There is a wonderfully chilling thread of suspense woven into it that leaves the reader questioning the motives of just about everyone. Also, Sarah Sundin's meticulous research is readily evident in the richly detailed story. I learned quite a bit in this book as well. I had no clue about the sheer number of attacks on American vessels right of our own East Coast, I also didn't know about the shortage of escort vessels for convoys.
Anchor In The Storm is a wonderful story of love, forgiveness, and learning to trust. It was a great read and I sincerely look forward to the next book in the series.
Tell Tale Book Reviews gives Anchor In The Storm by Sarah Sundin a 4 Bark rating.