‘Anchor in the Storm’ by Sarah Sundin: a Review

In a time of sacrifice, what price can one put on true love? Anchor in the Storm by Sarah Sundin (Waves of Freedom book 2)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 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?

About the author:

Sarah Sundin is the author of Through Waters Deep, as well as Wings of the Nightingale and the Wings of Glory series. A graduate of UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy, she works on call as a hospital pharmacist. During WWII, her grandfather served as a pharmacist’s mate (medic) in the Navy and her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force. Sarah lives in California. Visit www.sarahsundin.com for more information.

My thoughts:

I’m not normally a “gusher,” but wow! Anchor in the Storm had me seriously weighing my responsibilities against my desire to continue reading. That load of laundry can wait one more day, right?? Wonderful characters, war-time intrigue, and a sweet romance blend perfectly to create an irresistible story!

Lillian is determined and independent, and yet secretly fearful. Arch has used his wealth to his advantage, but he despises the person he’s become. Both have to work to overcome their fears and learn where to place trust so that it won’t be destroyed yet again.

We may not live in the 1940s, but the struggles these characters face may in some ways mirror our own. Anchor in the Storm is an amazing story which, if you’ll let it, will challenge your faith. What is your anchor in the storm?

(I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts expressed here are entirely my own.)

5 thoughts on “‘Anchor in the Storm’ by Sarah Sundin: a Review

  1. carylkane

    Sarah, I love your “gushing’ review! I can’t wait to read this novel. 🙂

    • Oh, I hope you get to soon, Caryl. It’s so good!

  2. Thank you, Sarah! I’m so glad you enjoyed Arch & Lillian’s story.

  3. Sue Steiger

    I loved this book as much as all the others I’ve read in the last couple months.
    I can’t wait for the next book in this series.
    As long as you keep writing great novels about war, history, romance and Christians, I’ll keep reading every one.

    Thank you Sarah!

    Sue Steiger

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