August 14, 2015

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"Through Waters Deep"
Sarah Sundin

It's 1941, America teeters on the brink of war.

Mary Stirling is a secretary at the Boston Navy Yard.  She runs into an old childhood friend, Ensign Jim Avery.  Jim is aboard a brand-new destroyer, the USS Atwood.

Sabotage is discovered on Jim's ship, so he and Mary work together to undercover the culprit.

What Jim doesn't know is that Mary has always had a crush on him.  But he only had eyes for a sparkling blond named Quintessa, Mary's best friend.

But as they work together, Jim begins to forget Quintessa and sees Mary as someone he could love forever.

Just as things seem to be heading in the right direction for Jim and Mary, Quintessa shows up after being dumped by her boyfriend.  So she comes to Boston in pursuit of Jim.

Meanwhile, the sabotage is escalating, putting both Jim and Mary in danger.

Sarah Sundin is a wonderful historical novelist.  She does such thorough research.   She portrays her stories so real to life that you feel as if you are there! 

This novel gave insight to how tense American feelings were prior World War II.  I admit that it did take me a while to get into it, but once I did, I really enjoyed it.  Reading about all of the technical ship stuff was kind of difficult because I'm not familiar with ships.

Mary was a true heroine in this book!  God gave her the strength to overcome her fears.  Once she overcame them, she was used of God more and became the person God intended her to be. 

I love how Jim and Mary encouraged each other in the Lord.  The way they openly talked about God to each other was refreshing.  They trusted God throughout the whole book, with big things and small things,   not just when it was convenient. Since they already trusted God with the small things, it was a lot easier for them to trust God with the big things.  That is how we should be as well. 

I love WWII historical novels and Sarah is one of the best authors for writing them! 

Read more about the book here.


1 comment:

Sarah Sundin said...

Thank you for the lovely review! I'm glad you enjoyed Jim & Mary's story!