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.
Every time I pick up a Sarah Sundin book I know I'm going to be swept away to my favorite time period in a unique and beautiful way. I absolutely love reading any stories set during WWII but Sarah's are a cut above the rest! She writes so vividly that I feel like I'm right there and she also draws her readers in emotionally in a very beautiful way.
After meeting Arch and reading a little about Lillian in the first book of this series, I absolutely could not wait for their story. At first glance they might seem like a mismatched couple but the more you got to know them it was glaringly obvious that they were perfect for each other. Unlike every other girl Arch had dated, Lillian didn't care about his money. She saw the real Arch and that was who she fell in love with. And when Arch looked at Lillian he didn't see her prosthetic but instead saw the beautiful, kind, and brave woman she was despite her injury. Both were wary due to being hurt in previous relationships and it was beautiful to watch their walls come down as they learned to trust each other.
I loved the whole drug ring aspect. It's not really something you think about happening in that time and it was interesting to figure out how they did it. The mystery of it all kept me guessing until the very end with many twists that I didn't see coming at all.
It was awesome to catch up with Jim and Mary and fun to get to know Dan and Quintessa (who are the main characters of book three) a little more.
So in case it isn't already obvious, I absolutely adored this book! It made me laugh, brought tears to my eyes, and had me on the edge of my seat not wanting to put it down!
Meet the Author
Sarah Sundin is the author of Through Waters Deep, as well as Wings of the Nightingale and the Wings of Glory series. A graduate of UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy, she works on call as a hospital pharmacist. During WWII, her grandfather served as a pharmacist's mate (medic) in the Navy and her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force. Sarah lives in California. Visit www.sarahsundin.com for more information.
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
In a time of sacrifice, what price can one put on true love? Pharmacist Lillian Avery and Ensign Archer Vandenberg are about to find out in Sarah Sundin's new book, Anchor in the Storm. 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 Lillian has been filling? As the danger rises on both land and sea, the two must work together to answer that question. But can Arch ever earn Lillian's trust and affection?
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