Once again, while reading one of Sarah Sundin’s books, I felt totally immersed in the time period of the story. This time, I traveled back to 1941, shortly before the United States would fully enter World War II.
This story was a great combination of romance and the feeling of reading a Nancy Drew mystery. I enjoyed trying to determine who the saboteur was, right along with Mary. The author did a good job of providing many people in the story who could possibly have the motive and means to pull off the subterfuge going on in the book.
I liked the romance thread in the book, as well. These two characters, Mary Stirling and Ensign Jim Avery were two people who had a lot to learn about life and relationships throughout the course of the story. I was frustrated, at times, with the fact that they both worked so hard to cover their growing feelings about each other. It just made my heart ache. But, their reticence in voicing their emotions about each other, Jim’s easygoing nature in his job on a naval destroyer, and even his usual attempts to stay away from hard decisions, were growing points for the two and made the conclusion of the book that much more satisfying. I am looking forward to reading more books in this series. (4 stars)
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, through Litfuse Publicity, in exchange for an honest review.
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Through Waters Deep (Revell, August 2015)
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 USS Atwood. 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.
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