Book Review

Anchor in the Storm

27066853In 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?

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

5 Star

 

One of my favorite things about picking up a novel by Sarah Sundin is that I know I’m in for a real treat. Like so many of her other books, this novel weaves together history, a captivating plot, wonderful characters, and a profound message.

Anchor in the Storm tells the story of two individuals who have been hurt in their own ways. Trust in others, and more importantly, trust in the Lord is central to this story. These elements are clear in their relationship and in the overall plot of the book. But this central theme is also one that I found relevant to myself.

I had a hard time putting this book down (which I expected). I found myself looking forward to picking it up again and needing to know how this story would end. Every line pushes the story forward and makes you need to know what is next. And so many things brought me right inside of the pages of the book to where I thought I was sailing on the Atlantic with Arch or in the pharmacy with Lillian.

Anchor in the Storm is a wonderful book that I would highly reccommend. And if you haven’t read the first book in Sarah Sundin’s Waves of Freedom series, I don’t think you need to worry too much. There aren’t spoilers in this book. They can be read as standalones, although, honestly, I’d reccommend you start with the first, because they are such wonderful books.

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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