Monday, March 13, 2017

Review: Anchor in the Storm by Sarah Sundin

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 rating:
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My thoughts:

Anchor in the Storm, the second book in the Waves of Freedom series, was an intriguing continuation of the series. I really liked the characters and that the main characters from book one were in this story a few times (always love that!!).

I felt for the heroine and all that she went through due to her disability (although, I will say, she was very tenacious!)...and then hearing her story was heartbreaking, at times.

All in all, a good read that I think, if I wouldn't have been in such a reading slump while reading it, I might have enjoyed even more. Still, if you are a fan of Sarah Sundin's stories, I think you will like Anchor in the Storm.

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  1. Melanie, thank you for sharing your thoughts!

    1. Thanks for reading my review and commenting! :D

  2. I just finished the 3rd book in the series. I believe it comes out tomorrow. LOVED IT! I didn't get to read book 2 but hope to at some point. I want to find out the details on Arch. :D

    And I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets in reading slumps!

    1. I just recently got book three and am going to read it ASAP. So glad you loved it! :)

      Reading slumps are terrible, aren't they? I *think* I'm finally over this one, but it took months to get out of...One of the worst reading slumps I've ever been in.


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