Saturday, June 25, 2016

Book Review: "Anchor in the Storm" by Sarah Sundin

Lillian Avery doesn't let anything slow her down even though she only has one leg. She is determined to be strong and show everyone she doesn't need to rely on anyone. Will she realize it is okay to need people? Will opening up just lead to more heartache?

Archer Vandenberg is tired of women loving him for his money and not for himself. He is stunned when Lillian is not charmed by his flirting. He struggles to stay strong after his previous ship sank and he almost didn't make it out. Can he find true love and a peace to calm his fears?

When Lillian and Arch discover that there appears to be a connection between the suspicious prescriptions she is filling and the behavior of the sailors on Arch's ship, they have to work together to solve the mystery of the drug ring. Will they find the answer before it is too late?

"Anchor in the Storm" is the 2nd book in the "Waves of Freedom" series. I would recommend reading them in order, but you could read this book without having first read "Through Waters Deep".  When Lillian and Arch got together and it was only half way through the book, I knew that there was going to be some sort of problem that would drive them apart. I read on, dreading what it was going to be and when it would happen. I actually cried a few times. I loved the amount of historical reality there was and the research that Sarah Sundin must have done to get all the nuances just right. There was a nice amount of Christianity without being preachy. I thought the characters were realistic and developed. It was fun to see Jim and Mary again. As with the first book, there was a mystery happening along with the romance part of the story. It kept me guessing who was behind the drug ring. The book was hard to put down once I picked it up. With the amount of times that Dan Avery appeared in this book, I figured that the next book must be his story and I was delighted to see that was the case (can't wait!).

"Anchor in the Storm" is available in paperback:
  • Series: Waves of Freedom (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (May 3, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800723430
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800723439
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches

and in Kindle edition:
  • File Size: 5100 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (April 26, 2016)
  • Publication Date: April 26, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English

I received a copy of the book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and no other compensation was received.

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