Thursday, June 9, 2016

Anchor in the Storm by Sarah Sundin Review

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About the book: 

Anchor in the Storm (Revell, May 2016)

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.

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About the author:

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.

My Review:
This was a fun read for me, because I have been to Boston before and it was interesting to read about it's history. Especially about nurses during World War II. It was definitely different from today in regards to medicine and injuries. The romance was sweet and I would love to see more of this couple in the next book in the Waves Of Freedom Series. I thought that how the author talked about disabilities back then, compared to how they are now, is worth mentioning. I was also glad to meet back up with characters from book one in the series. I am giving this book a 4/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own.

1 comment:

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