Anchor in the Storm

Anchor in the Storm 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

  • Title: Anchor in the Storm
  • Author: Sarah Sundin
  • ISBN: 9780800723439
  • Page: 182
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 darkestOne 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.
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    • Hannah says:

      I think this may be my favorite so far of Sarah Sundin's! I only wish I could grab book 3 right now and dive in to Dan's story, also.I loved the depth of feeling in the romance! Lillian is an amputee who wears a prosthetic left leg, so the attraction is not a continual round of legs, rear, and gorgeous hair—so refreshing! She and Arch fall in love with each other as they attempt to solve a drug ring providing soldiers with illegally proscribed phenobarbital. It's their selves, not their bodies [...]

    • Amanda Tero says:

      4.5 starsLillian's prosthetic leg immediately drew me into this book. I just haven't read about many heroines that had an appalling "disability" and yet, you love the character, don't pity her. I could identify with Lillian in many ways--her "cold-heartedness" (or "wooden heart"), her bluntness, her blunders. She felt very real.Arch was also to be admired. And yes, what I admired most was that he was real. He had a very real, very strong struggle to grow through in his naval career, and he didn' [...]

    • Jesseca Wheaton says:

      Wow!!! That was the sweetest, saddest, most amazing book I've ever read! And oh, that ending was so bittersweet. I do hope the next book will explain a few loose ends from this book. :)Full review coming soon!

    • Shantelle says:

      Another heart-warming, suspenseful, and altogether fabulous WWII novel from Sarah Sundin! I'm always delighted to hear another book is coming from this author - love her stories! Anchor in the Storm is book two of the WAVES OF FREEDOM series, and it does not disappoint!Lillian Avery is a young woman struggling to get by unnoticed with her prosthetic leg, shutting people out as well as she's hiding her secrets within.Archer Vandenberg, a naval officer, struggles with nerves and is determined not [...]

    • Kellyn Roth says:

      Right after reading it:Wow I read that so fast that I can't remember a thing that happened except that it was amazing *falls back on my bed with a dazed expression*After having reread it:**Originally posted on Reveries Reviews**This is going to be a short review due to limited time and me being behind on reviewing and struggling to catch up. However, I don't have a lot to say about Sarah Sundin's books that I haven't said before (not that they're the same, but that they all have the same leve [...]

    • Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower) says:

      I adore reading Sarah Sundin’s books – the mystery is well-done, the characters are vibrant and endearing, the kisses are toe-curling, and the humor is natural and aptly timed. Anchor in the Storm fits the bill perfectly!This Waves of Freedom series especially intrigues me because it touches on what to me at least are little known facts about America’s involvement in World War 2. I L-O-V-E learning while I read fiction, and Sundin’s books always give me an entertaining story with a fasci [...]

    • Olivia says:

      This definitely is one of my favorite Sundin books. Book three I enjoyed, but since it's the last in the series I didn't have quite the wonderful connection I would have had if I started from the beginning (and I know, that's my fault!). This one grabbed my attention from the beginning and I was caught up in the story all the way through.Characters--yep, they're lovable and realistic. Arch and Lillian were a great couple, and I absolutely loved how they met! Their relationship with the others (e [...]

    • Emilie Hendryx says:

      Anchor in the Storm is filled with mystery, romance, and historical details that will make you feel like you're living in Boston during WWII. Coming on the heels of Through Waters Deep, book one in the Waves of Freedom series, follows Lillian Avery and Arch Vandenberg during the height of WWII. Lillian, a strong character with a past that haunts her, overcomes all odds to work as a handicapped female pharmacist. Arch, wanting to escape the stereotype of a wealthy son riding on the coat tails of [...]

    • Hannah says:

      Feb. 17, 2016 When will May get here! I wake up every day anticipating this book more and more. How am I supposed to wait?! Please, come May, please! Apr. 5, 2016 LESS THAN A MONTH! I CANNOT WAIT! Apr. 18, 2016 I need this right NOW! I just finished TWD last night (reread) and can't wait for my copy of this to arrive! 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 [...]

    • Rachel says:

      I really enjoyed this newest book from Sarah Sundin. Just the right amount of romance with a thread of suspense to keep you intrigued. And I love the fact that the author introduces a couple of real life topics such as the disability Lillian struggles with and the "nerves" (what we now know as PTSD) that Archer is struggling with. These characters are real and are each struggling with their own self-worth. Lillian because of her disability and Archer because of his wealth. They each struggle wit [...]

    • Beth says:

      I was so excited to read this second book of the Waves of Freedom series and, as always, Sarah Sundin has delivered yet another excellent novel. The protagonists Lilian and Archer were refreshing and interesting characters - Lilian has an obvious physical disability, and Arch struggles with what we know today is PTSD. Also they each have their own hang-ups that has shaped their personalities and makes relationships difficult for them, so it was especially sweet to see them change and fall for ea [...]

    • Cara Putman says:

      I love Sarah's WWII fiction. She is such a strong story-teller and researcher that her books sing. This book is no different because she has created such memorable characters, and both so broken that I couldn't help but cheer for them from the first page to the last. Lillian is a heroine with a broken body, but even more important, a broken spirit. She believes she is cold, heartless, and unlovable, because that is what important people have communicated to her at crucial moments. Art believes n [...]

    • Melanie says:

      Anchor in the Storm, the second book in the Waves of Freedom series, was an intriguing continuation of the series. I really liked the characters and that the main characters from book one were in this story a few times (always love that!!). I felt for the heroine and all that she went through due to her disability (although, I will say, she was very tenacious!)d then hearing her story was heartbreaking, at times.All in all, a good read that I think, if I wouldn't have been in such a reading slum [...]

    • Maureen Timerman says:

      I should state that I’ve read every one of the author’s books that I could get my hands on, and loved them all. That being said this book is no exception, once you pick it up, your gone page turning.We are back with some dear friends that we met in Through Waters Deep, and get reacquainted, and was happy to see Mary and Jim’s relationship moving forward. Jim’s friend Arch who we also met, and wasn’t sure if I really cared for him, but he seemed changed, and he becomes interested in Jim [...]

    • Kim says:

      A lovely storyI really enjoy Sarah Sundin's books! She writes wonderful stories filled with beautiful messages of faith yet she doesn't bang you over the head with it. I loved the story of these two broken people finding each other and leaning on their faith as they do.

    • Carole Jarvis says:

      Reviewed at The Power of Words: bit/1t9XppWAlthough I’m not usually a fan of WWII fiction, I adore the work of Sarah Sundin. Anchor in the Storm has that perfect blend of historical detail, rich characterization, suspense, romance, and spiritual depth – resulting in a highly entertaining story that was hard to put down. I’ve read five of Sarah’s novels, all of which are excellent, but I believe this one is my favorite so far. It was great to reconnect with Jim Avery from book #1, Through [...]

    • Caitlyn Santi says:

      I absolutely fell in love with Arch in the first book of this series, Through Waters Deep, and even though Lillian was not actually in book one I couldn't wait to 'meet' her! So needless to say I was totally looking forward to this book, it was one of my most anticipated releases of 2016! And I am absolutely thrilled to say that I was most definitely not disappointed! Anchor in the Storm exceeded every single one of my expectations, Arch and Lillian's adventure was every bit as amazing as I had [...]

    • Renee says:

      I'm enjoying this series which features the Avery siblings and their loves during the first years of US involvement in WWI. Anchor in the Storm follows Lillian Avery as she leaves her home to live in Boston to work in a pharmacy ran by miserly old druggist, Mr. Dixon. She encounters adversity at work and in her personal life due to a disability she's lived with since she was a child. Lillian believes a normal person could never love her because of her appearance and her "cold" heart. Enter ensig [...]

    • Haley S says:

      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 [...]

    • Dawn says:

      Lillian Avery is thrilled to finally get a chance at being a pharmacist. With most of the young men signing up to fight, she knows that qualified pharmacists are in short supply and most don't want to take a chance on a woman let alone one who is crippled. As she settles into her job in Boston, she starts to notice something odd with specific prescriptions to be filled. It seems that the dosages are too high. Lt. Arch Vanderbilt is grateful to be alive after his ship sank. Yet he can't sleep. Wh [...]

    • Meghan Gorecki says:

      It has been quite some time since I read a novel set in WWII and this novel had me fall in love with the era in fiction all over again. Sarah Sundin wove a powerful, intriguing tale expertly set in multiple locations, chock-full of history and a tender romance. In short--this novel has it all.One of the best things, to me, about historical fiction is what you can learn from it. And it takes a masterful storyteller to weave the meticulous research done in preparation for the story, into the novel [...]

    • Staci says:

      While I've enjoyed Sarah Sundin's prior series, the Waves of Freedom series is a notch above the others. My new favorite Sarah Sundin novel is Anchor in the Storm.As with Through Waters Deep, I thoroughly enjoyed the mystery element. In addition, it was incredibly interesting to learn about how PTSD was "treated" during WWII and other historical details. Through Arch and Lillian's story, we learn the importance of looking at the heart and actions of a person rather than the surface. I recommend [...]

    • Rebecca Carter says:

      Another wonderful book by Sarah Sundin! :)

    • Sydney Elaine says:

      I cannot get over Mrs. Sundin's writing. This book has kept me up too long for the past couple nights, has made me nearly run into people walking to class, and has made it hard to pay attention in class when I come to the middle or end of a chapter, but I really don't care.All I can say is that somehow, I can relate (in some way) to every single character Sundin writes. That is how you draw people in. I literally cannot gush enough about her books UGH they're just SO GOOD.

    • Tricia Mingerink says:

      I read this book in 1 day. I loved the first book, but this book managed to top that one even. I loved the characters of Lillian and Arch. The mystery and action in this book were really well-written and kept me reading. I can't wait to read the next book!

    • Lauren says:

      Wowwhere do I even start? This book made me laugh, made my cry, made me sigh dreamily, made me angry, made me scared, and made me stay up till 1:30 finishing the book!Arch Vandenberg is Jim Avery's (from Through Waters Deep) best friend, and has always been looking for a woman who would love him for him and not his money. Lillian Avery is a strong-willed and independent woman if I ever met one! She does not let any challenge or obstacle slow her down. While Arch is at sea, he notices his men are [...]

    • Victor Gentile says:

      Sarah Sundin in her new book, “Anchor in the Storm” Book Two in the Waves of Freedom series published by Revell takes us into the lives of Lillian Avery and Archer Vandenberg.From the back cover: In a time of sacrifice, what price can one put on true love?Nothing slows Lillian Avery down–not her personal challenges and certainly not America’s entry into World War II. She finally has a chance to prove herself as a pharmacist in Boston. The demands of her new job energize her. But society [...]

    • Rebekah Gyger says:

      I absolutely love this series. Sundin has done an amazing job of creating characters who feel as though they live right down the street. Yet she sets them in situations that are far more interesting than daily life, using both their strength's and weaknesses to solve their problems.As with the first book, this one follows two story lines: the one on land and the one at sea. However, in this book, the stories are far more intertwined with the events on board the ship having a greater connection t [...]

    • Laura says:

      ANCHOR IN THE STORM is book two in Ms. Sundin's Waves of Freedom series, but it easily stands alone. Fans will want to read book one, Through Waters Deep to get the details of Jim and Mary's romance and the mystery they solved. It was fairly obvious that Lillian would be going to Boston and getting involved in some type of drug related mystery, simply by the joking that she and her family did about it before she even went. I really liked Lillian's pluckiness and willingness to try new things, su [...]

    • Brittany says:

      Anchor in the Storm is book two in the Waves of Freedom series, however, it can be enjoyed even if you have not read book one. However, it was fun to reconnect with some characters from the first book!I loved this story so much! Lillian and Arch were great characters and I loved the way Arch pursued Lillian, whether it was outright flirting or having to back off and just be friends. These two characters were definitely complex! Lillian had a lot of baggage due to her disability and the way she h [...]

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