Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Anchor in the Storm
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.
My thoughts: I have been anxiously awaiting this book since finishing the first one in the series! I love that that both books have captured the simplicity of falling in love during the complexity of war, with the added bonus of a mystery solved by plucky heroines and their dashing heros.
I was thrilled to find that this book was every bit as wonderful as the previous, if not even better, since it had the added depth of Lillian dealing with being a professional woman with a prosthetic leg. I also felt like this mystery was more focused, since the last one had a lot of suspects and was harder to follow.
If you are looking for a wonderful, well written historical read, then I highly recommend this one! I look forward to the final book coming out (which, I have to wait until next year:().
I received this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review.