Saturday, August 15, 2015

Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin

Step back in time with this thrilling Christian historical romance set in 1941! This new series starts off with a bang! The intrigue builds and builds, and so does the romantic tension. Be sure to set aside lots of time, especially when you get near the end, as you will NOT be able to put it down.

Both Jim and Mary have personal issues to deal with at a time of international upheaval right before we get into the war.  Mary is a secretary at the Boston Navy Yard, with a proficiency in shorthand. There is a lot of gossip and intrigue at the shipyard, especially after attempted sabotage on one of the newly built destroyers. Mary decides to take shorthand notes on what the workers are saying and other factual items to turn in to the FBI. She's afraid to step out though, as one of her biggest fears is drawing attention to herself.  Jim is a younger brother to two Naval officers who have distinguished themselves, but he has always been content to be a floater. He's on the new destroyer and discovers the sabotage attempt. Maybe this is the time when he should step out of his comfort zone and be more of a leader. Friends from childhood and trying to uncover this mystery together, both learn to grow in faith and confidence - with their surroundings and in love.

Quote from Sarah: "..this story reflects the extreme tension in the United States in 1941. The nation was divided, anger ran high on both sides, mob violence occurred, and fear and rumors ran rampant."

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