Title: Anchor in the Storm (Waves of Freedom #2)
Author: Sarah Sundin
My rating is 5 stars.
Lillian Avery has finally got the job of her dreams…a pharmacist in Boston. She has gone to college and trained for this job. She is a hard worker and wants to do her best. Her employer is less than enthusiastic that he has hired a female let along a “cripple” as he calls her. Lillian determines to earn her place and refuses to give up. She notices some irregularities in the supply of a certain drug. Why does the pharmacy need so much of this particular drug? This is a mystery Lillian is determined to solve. She also has gained the attention of her brother’s best friend much to her annoyance. She thinks Arch Vandenberg can’t really be interested in her. He must just feel sorry for her, right? Can she trust Arch after her former boyfriend hurt her so badly?
Arch Vandenberg is an Ensign in the Navy who has been assigned Boston as his port. He is happy about that as it will give him a chance to get to know Lillian Avery better. He is drawn to her like no other. She isn’t interested in him for his money, his family connections or his social standing. She really isn’t interested in him at all! He plans to pursue her though and show her what kind of man he is. He is still struggling with anxiety after surviving an attack on his ship at sea, seeing men killed and watching his ship sink. He notices other men struggling too, but they get some medicine to help them. However, the medicine’s side effects seem to hamper their senses; they appear almost drunk. Is Lillian’s pharmacy giving his men too much medicine or the wrong kind of medicine or what exactly is going on?
Once again Sarah Sundin entertains with this great WWII romance. What I also liked about this one was the mystery element added to keep the plot interesting. It is obvious that the author has done her research because it shows in the detailed descriptions of life during this time period, which I really like as it kept me engaged in the plot and characters. I liked Lillian’s spunkiness and persistence. I enjoyed reading about Arch and Lillian learning that Christ is their anchor in the storms of life. He is the one we must cling to as the storms rage. Only He will hold us firm and fast. This is another wonderful story from the pen of Sarah Sundin. I can’t wait for book three due to be released in the spring of 2017 in the series when readers get Quintessa’s story!
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