Skip to main content

Anchor in the Storm (Waves of Freedom #2)


Title:  Anchor in the Storm (Waves of Freedom #2)
Author:  Sarah Sundin
Pages:  400
Year:  2016
Publisher:  Revell
My rating is 5+ stars.
We met most of the characters in book one by the same author titled, Through Waters Deep.  Here, the story focuses on Lillian Avery who is pharmacist and Ensign Archer Vandenberg.  Lillian comes from a big family, though with normal sibling laughter and sometimes strife.  Archer is an only child and heir to a vast fortune, but joined the Navy so as not to be forced to follow in his father’s footsteps.
Lillian has taught herself to be independent and that includes not leaning on her Lord, after she had suffered losing a part of a leg in a childhood accident.  Lillian refuses to let her heart be loved or be soft because she sees it as weakness plus a former experience taught her how deep one can be hurt when a heart is risked in allowing someone to love them.
Archer too is a wounded man though he is seeking to allow the Lord to change him and to overcome the combat nightmares he has suffered since his first ship was torpedoed.  Archer knows how his past made him look to women and family too, but he longs to no longer be that man.  When he meets Lillian Archer, he feels as though a fresh breath of life and love may actually be a part of his life.  Until he receives a letter and reverts back to the way he has tested women before coming to Christ.
The author writes a captivating tale of two broken people who long to be loved for who they are and not pity or because of wealth.  For the Avery family, letting Lillian move so far away when she might need help because of her prosthesis is something Lilly wants to disprove.  I love the mystery Lillian and Archer want to solve as it directly affects how sailors are able to do their job on their ships.  I also was moved by how the men who are no longer able to serve on their ships because of nerves or physical injury have to once again return to civilian life even when they want to continue serving.
This is a very moving, climactic, suspense-filled with some romance that will entertain readers for hours! Read Through the Deep Waters before Anchor in the Storm so you can fully enjoy the developing tale!

Anchor in the Storm Sarah Sundin


Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

The Tide of Times (The Blake Meyer Series #3)

Title:The Tide of Times (The Blake Meyer Series #3)
Author: C. Kevin Thompson
Pages: 318
Year: 2017
Publisher: Create Space Publishing
My rating 5 out of 5 stars.
On a quest to locate his wife and children, Blake Meyer is running on fumes and not sure who he can trust.In this installment, the multitude of threats and dangers ramps up with internal trouble at the FBI, Blake’s family situation and his foes are constantly on his tail.Blake is trying to remain one step ahead of his foe, though the way the author has penned his story it keeps readers guessing just exactly who these foes are.
The tale begins in book one, 30 Days Hath Revenge and continues in book two titled, Triple Time.Here is a spell-binding series that keeps an audience wanting more and highly anticipating the next book in what is to eventually be a five-book series.C. Kevin Thompson writes with believable characters, an intricate plot and heart-pounding, intense action and thrills!
Each book begins where the former book leaves …

Lily of the Manor

Title:Lily of the Manor
Author:Anita Stansfield
Pages:272
Year:2017
Publisher: Covenant Communications
My rating is 4 stars out of 5.
Lily Broadbent is a wealthy widow who has adopted 11 orphan children.She would pray before entering an orphanage as to whom she should adopt and leave the rest to God.She needs of a tutor for her brood and Frederick Woodstone needs a tutoring position.He journeys to Broadbent Manor, hoping to get the job and to start immediately so he doesn’t have to pay another night’s rent at the local inn as his funds are rapidly dwindling.He meets Lily and is struck by her very different appearance.She puts him at ease and lets him know she is used to getting looked at.He and she strike up an instant rapport and he is hired on the spot.He begins the next day with Lily observing his methods of teaching as well as discipline for her children.She is most impressed with how Frederick interacts with and encourages her children.
As the story progresses, Lily and Frederick spend …

Innocent Lies (Hidden Truth #4)

Title:Innocent Lies (Hidden Truth #4)
Author: Robin Patchen
Pages: 346
Year: 2018
Publisher: Create Space
My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
This whole series is so worth reading! They excel at suspense and grabbing the heart of the reader, pulling them into the plethora of happenings in the book. The series has a total of four books that can be read as stand-alone stories though I found reading them in order helped enhance my understanding of the plot and characters.
The titles in order are: Convenient Lies, Twisted Lies followed by Generous Lies, which comes before this final novel I am sharing my thoughts on today.Robin weaves such a well-crafted plot that brings the reader into the story from the first page, and then keep turning the pages with all the twists and turns in the plot.I felt like I was right there observing what was happening around me even though I was reading the book.
Time flew by quickly and I was unaware of what was going on around me because I was lost in the pages!Right th…