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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Revell Review- Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin

Good Friday morning all!! Today is one of my very favorite days... last day of school for the week! More time for reading...who doesn't love that?! So, to celebrate that, I'm sharing a book from one of my very favorite authors...Sarah Sundin!!



War is coming. Can love carry them through the rough waters that lie ahead?
It is 1941 and America teeters on the brink of war. Handsome and outgoing naval officer Ensign Jim Avery escorts British convoys across the North Atlantic in a brand-new destroyer, the USS Atwood. On shore, Jim encounters Mary Stirling, a childhood friend who is now an astute and beautiful Boston Navy Yard secretary. 

When evidence of sabotage on the Atwood is discovered, 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.


 *My Thoughts*

If I had money, I would have an auto-buy list. If I had an auto-buy list, I would have Sarah Sundin at the top of that list. Actually, even that wouldn't be enough to satisfy my "World War 2 Sarah cravings". I'm not even kidding you, she is that good. By far the best in World War 2 fiction!

I love that her books are so real. I feel like I could be Mary-1940s style dress and all. Of course, the fact that I had a hairstyle strikingly similar to hers, probably didn't help. It has all the feelings one would think they would experience during the on-coming of a war while still perfectly capturing life before it all began. You can picture the towns and places Sarah is describing-like you could be sitting in someone's kitchen listening to the radio play in the other room. You can feel the terror and confusion they all must have felt. The fierce sense of service when young men marched through to enlist. The longing the young women had to help. The characters' relationships were all very believable and there was nothing corny about any of it. I loved "watching" Jim and Mary's former friendship be re-established. 

The suspense within the story was perfectly played out. It kept me guessing until the very end while not overtaking the book. It was a beautiful story from beginning to end and one I thoroughly enjoyed!

Jim's friend Arch was a side character in this book but is the main protagonist in the next story and I can't wait!! He adds humor to the story and was a lovely edition. Book 2 can't come soon enough. I hope Sarah's ready because I will be stalking her for book 3's release date before I even read book 2!



      This is a perfect book for those who love history. Especially those that want more then just facts. If you're a romance lover, this book is also for you! Fantastically written to engage a large span of people, this book is perfect from young teens on up to 90 year old women looking for a good story.

 *My overall thoughts*

Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin is definitely in my top favorites this year. (I've read 105 so far!) The story engaged me from the very beginning and I didn't want it to end. I was close to shedding tears when I reached the last page. Can't wait for the next one!

 *My Rating*

I give Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin...

5 stars!! 


 *Where to get it*

*I received this book from the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review, which I have given. All thoughts were my own and I was not compensated in any other way.

Happy Reading,


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the lovely review, Nicki! I'm glad you enjoyed Jim & Mary's story!


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