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.
I absolutely loved the first book in this series, so I entered into this book with high expectations and hopes. I did like the plot, although I didn't care for this book as much I did Through Waters Deep. I never really connected to the characters, and for some reason I felt like this one wasn't as well-written as Sarah Sundin's other books. There seemed to be a little too much exposition in explaining the character's personalities rather than the reader simply getting to know them through their actions, but maybe I'm just being picky ;). Anchor in the Storm was still a good read, and there are some neat historical and locational details slipped into it that I particularly enjoyed.
Rating: 7 1/2
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.