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Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin

One of my favorite vacations is the trip that my husband and I took to Boston for our honeymoon. Being the history lover that I am, I loved walking the path the Paul Rever rode as well as seeing all of the other historical buildings and landmarks. It was such fun to read Through Waters Deep and get to experience the history of Boston once again through the eyes of the characters in this wonderful novel.

**I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.**

It is 1941 and America teeters on the brink of war. Outgoing naval officer Ensign Jim Avery escorts British convoys across the North Atlantic in a brand-new destroyer, the USS Atwood. Back on shore, Boston Navy Yard secretary Mary Stirling does her work quietly and efficiently, happy to be out of the limelight. Yet, despite her reserved nature, she never could back down from a challenge. When evidence of sabotage on the Atwood is found, Jim and Mary must work together to uncover the culprit. A bewildering maze of suspects emerges, and Mary is dismayed to find that even someone close to her is under suspicion. With the increasing pressure, Jim and Mary find that many new challenges–and dangers–await them.

Sarah Sundin takes readers to the tense months before the US entered WWII. Readers will encounter German U-boats and torpedoes, along with the explosive power of true love, in this hopeful and romantic story.

“We have to hoist our sails. We have to let the Lord fill them. Then we have to resist the current if necessary to stay the course.”

-Jim Avery, Through Waters Deep

 

Like her previous novels, Sarah Sundin’s latest novel is a wonderful story. Through Waters Deep brings readers to the months prior to the United States officially entering into WWII. This novel captures the questions and opinions of society as some want the nation to enter the war and others want the nation to keep away. Within this tremulous setting, a wonderful story unfolds about characters learning to be bold and to deal with pride.

I absolutely adored this story. I found it to be a bit different from some of Sundin’s previous novels in that it felt less technical overall. More of the story follows a mystery that the heroine finds herself taking a Nancy Drew like role in. But, I found this mystery to be quite intriguing and well done. The romance angle of the story was written quite well and was so sweet. This was a fantastic book and was everything I had hoped it would be and more.

About the Author:

Sarah Sundin is the author of the upcoming Waves of Freedom series (Through Waters Deep releases August 2015), the Wings of the Nightingale series (With Every LetterOn Distant Shores, andIn Perfect Time), and the Wings of Glory series (A Distant Melody,A Memory Between Us, and Blue Skies Tomorrow), all from Revell. In addition she has a novella in Where Treetops Glisten(WaterBrook, September 2014).

Her novella “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” in Where Treetops Glistenis a finalist for the 2015 Carol Award, and In Perfect Time received the 2015 Silver Scroll Award of Merit from AWSA. In 2014, On Distant Shores was a double finalist for the Golden Scroll Awards from both AWSA and the Christian Authors Network. In 2011, A Memory Between Us was a finalist in the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Awards and Sarah received the Writer of the Year Award at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference.

Sarah lives in northern California with her husband and three children, works on-call as a hospital pharmacist, and teaches Sunday school and women’s Bible studies.

She belongs to American Christian Fiction Writers, Christian Authors Network, and Advanced Writers and Speakers Association.

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