But today I wanted to share a little about her latest book with you. Anchor In The Storm. It's hard for me to even pick a category to put this book in. It is a WWII historical fiction novel, with a deeply Christian theme and an incredible mystery that kept me guessing until the action packed ending of the book. I stayed up way past my bedtime several nights, unable to put the book down!
The main characters, Arch and Lillian, are ones we have met before if you read the first book in the Waves of Freedom trilogy. Don't worry if you haven't (but you would love it!) this story stands on its own. Arch is a Navel officer based in Boston and Lillian is a pharmacist who just got her first real job in Boston. When both suspect a drug ring being run out of Boston, they team up to uncover who is behind it. As they investigate their friendship deepens and they both open up about their pasts and their weaknesses. Friendship turns to trust and trust turns to love. But with a war roaring on there is danger around every corner - from U-boats to gangsters both Arch and Lillian need to trust in God to be their anchor in the storm.
Sundin once again transports the reader back to WWII, exploring stories not often told about life during the war. The way rationing affected the world of pharmacy is not one that I had previously considered. Sundin's extensive research into every angle of the story brings life and realness to her characters. The mystery story line will keep you guessing and turning pages until the very last one... And then you will wish there were more pages!!