It is 1941 and America teeters on the brink of war. Outgoing naval officer Ensign Jim Avery escorts British convoys across the North Atlantic in a brand-new destroyer, the USSAtwood. Back on shore, Boston Navy Yard secretary Mary Stirling does her work quietly and efficiently, happy to be out of the limelight. Yet, despite her reserved nature, she never could back down from a challenge.
When evidence of sabotage on the Atwood is found, Jim and Mary must work together to uncover the culprit. A bewildering maze of suspects emerges, and Mary is dismayed to find that even someone close to her is under suspicion. With the increasing pressure, Jim and Mary find that many new challenges–and dangers–await them.
Sarah Sundin takes readers to the tense months before the US entered WWII. Readers will encounter German U-boats and torpedoes, along with the explosive power of true love, in this hopeful and romantic story.
I was already a fan of Sarah’s WWII fiction when I won this book and a lovely matching apron in a giveaway on Sherry Kyle’s blog. So, after much squealing and happy dancing, I dove in and fell in love with Sarah’s style all over again.
Jim and Mary start out as little more than old acquaintances but their relationship gradually warms into the friend zone as political tension escalates. So what are they supposed to do when a telling farewell kiss launches them both into confusion? Absence makes the heart grow fonder or the old fight or flight reflex.
My heart was thumping in my chest as both hero and heroine were caught in life-threatening situations. Jim and Mary both experience spiritual growth as they overcome obstacles and depend on their faith for strength and courage. Each must decide whether to live behind a safe facade or boldly follow God’s plan for their life.
Through Waters Deep is the first in Sarah’s newest series, “Waves of Freedom.” The second book in the series, Anchor in the Storm is expected to release May 3, 2016, followed by the final installment, When Tides Turn in March 2017.
I won this title in a giveaway. The opinions expressed are my own.
About the Author
Sarah Sundin is the author of the Waves of Freedom series (Through Waters Deep, August 2015), the Wings of the Nightingale series (With Every Letter, On Distant Shores, and In Perfect Time),and the Wings of Glory series (A Distant Melody, A Memory Between Us, and Blue Skies Tomorrow), all from Revell. In addition, she has a novella in Where Treetops Glisten (WaterBrook).
Her novella “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” in Where Treetops Glisten was a finalist for the 2015 Carol Award, and In Perfect Time received the 2015 Silver Scroll Award of Merit from AWSA. In 2014, On Distant Shores was a double finalist for the Golden Scroll Awards from both AWSA and the Christian Authors Network. In 2011, A Memory Between Us was a finalist in the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Awards and Sarah received the Writer of the Year Award at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference.
A mother of three, Sarah lives in northern California, works on-call as a hospital pharmacist, and teaches Sunday school and women’s Bible studies.
She belongs to American Christian Fiction Writers, Christian Authors Network, and Advanced Writers and Speakers Association.
If you haven’t read one of Sarah’s books yet, With Every Letter was my first. Check out the price for the Kindle version if your book budget is tight! Let me know what you think in the comments below!