"Through Waters Deep" by Sarah Sundin is the first in the Waves of Freedom series and is set in 1941 when the USA is at the brink of war. Mary Stirling enjoys her job as a secretary at the Boston Navy Yard as long as she can blend into the background and not stand out. After four years in town, she encounters Jim Avery from her hometown, who is assigned to the new USS Atwood. When sabotage is discovered, they must work to find out who is behind it. Will they also discover their hearts' desires, too?
I really enjoyed reading "Through Waters Deep" and wished I could read faster so that I could find out what was going to happen. I found Jim and Mary to be developed and believable. There were times I wanted to yell at one or the other of them! The book was full of well research history from the era. As I read, it brought to mind the scrapbook of pictures that my father-in-law had of his time serving in the Navy during WWII. My head was a little confused with the different parts of the ship, but I was glad that Sarah Sundin wrote them using the correct terminology. I can always do more research into destroyers if I want to know more about them. Along with the romance of the story, there is mystery and suspense with both the story line of the saboteur and the missions that Jim goes on with the destroyer.
I would recommend this book.
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