Anchor in The Storm by Sarah Sundin book review.
Anchor in the Storm
by Sarah Sundin
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?
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Meet the Author
Sarah Sundin is the author of With Every Letter, On Distant Shores, In Perfect Time, and the Wings of Glory series. In 2014, On Distant Shores was a finalist for the Golden Scroll Awards from both AWSA and the Christian Authors Network. In 2011, Sarah received the Writer of the Year Award at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. 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 in England. Sarah lives in California with her husband and three children.
Book review: I really enjoyed reading this book…was able to read it in only two days (a real page turner). The characters were very likable, real people with real fears which made it easy to relate to them. The story had a bit of a mystery to it. The two main characters team-up and work together to figure out whose behind an illegal drug ring which sells drugs to sailors.
I have always had a fascination with WWII history and I was able to glean some new information from reading this book about how soldiers were treated when facing battle fatigue. Combat fatigue (post-traumatic stress disorder) was viewed as having weak nerves or someone, just, being a coward before WWII, but great strides were made during this war to help change that view…helping people to see that battle fatigue is a real condition.
This book shows how our fears, self doubts can often cause us to sabotage our own happiness. This was a well-crafted and well-written book which I would highly recommend to anyone who loves a good historical romance.
I would give this book five stars.