Anchor in the Storm by Sarah Sundin + Giveaway

"You may be able to hide your feelings from people, 
but you can never hide them from the Lord." (66)

Title:  Anchor in the Storm
Series: Waves of Freedom, Book 2
Author: Sarah Sundin
Publisher:  Revell
Release Date:  May 3, 2016
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction

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.

A beautiful love story of seeing beyond the surface, and finding one's true strength in Sarah Sundin's Anchor in the Storm. Arch and Lillian are the pair that's not suppose to come together. They are as opposite as day and night, oil and water, yet the magnetism towards each other is unmistakable.  With experiences fresh, reminders constant, feelings are suppressed and a lovely friendship develops, and maybe even more.  As Arch and Lillian join their heads together to solve a mystery that affects not only themselves, but others as well, their hearts might also need solving.

Are you intrigued yet? Well, if the romance doesn't get you, the suspense will have you turning the pages fast. And not to mention the intricately woven historical elements that broadens your mind and have you searching for more. Sarah Sundin masterfully interweaves history with romance and a mystery that have our characters seeking for meaning and answers.  As the mystery comes to light, will Arch and Lillian's lives be ever the same? As WWII looms, enemies far and close to home, our soldiers plagued with what we now known as PTSD, how can we find solace? Riveting with intricacy and emotional drama, Anchor in the Storm may just well anchor in your hearts.

NOTE:  I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, Revell for an honest review.  All opinions expressed are my own. For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.



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.

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  • Nautical tote bag lined with anchor fabric
  • Anchor necklace made from copper reclaimed from the USS Constitution in Boston during restoration
  • 365 Devotions for Hope by Karen Whiting
  • Shine: Nautical Inspirational Adult Coloring Book
  • "Hope Anchors the Soul" journal
  • Set of two nautical tea towels
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  1. Love your review Annie! Beautiful graphic too! <3

  2. Good morning Annie, enjoyed your review.
    I love Sarah Sundin's books and this one sounds very interesting.

  3. Thank you for the lovely review! I'm so glad you enjoyed Arch & Lillian's story!

  4. Looking forward to reading this one! Hopefully next week. :)


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