ANCHOR IN THE STORM
One Plucky Female Pharmacist + One High-Society Naval Officer = Romance--and Danger
For plucky Lillian Avery, America's entry into World War II means a chance to prove herself as a pharmacist in Boston. The challenges 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 for sedatives Lillian has filled? The two work together to answer that question, but can Arch ever earn Lillian's trust and affection?
Sarah Sundin brings World War II to life, offering readers an intense experience they won't soon forget.
Sublime. Truly -- there aren't any words...almost. Give me a second to recoup from my post-reading euphoria. Honestly, Sarah Sundin knows how to tell a compelling tale. What an incredible talent. It is so easy to slide right into a scene and when I'm reading I feel like we have all the time in the world for the story to unfold. Nothing is rushed or abrupt but the pacing never lags.
Though a mystery casts a shadow over our intrepid hero and heroine, there's still room for a relationship to develop in a normal boy/girl kind of way. Well, perhaps 'normal' isn't the right word for these two somewhat misguided individuals. I really wanted to knock some heads together a time or two. Gah, just when I thought things were going along famously -- they weren't. My heart feels like it's been stretched up and down like a yoyo!
I love the title tie-in to the faith thread -- such a powerful reminder that struck a deep chord with me. Both Archer and Lillian have issues that they need to come to terms with and God is the only way through.
Fascinating historical details, a dashing hero, a spunky heroine and plenty of action and intrigue make this a sit-down-and-read-in-one-go kind of novel. Exceptional.
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