Title: Through Waters Deep
Author: Sarah Sundin
Series: Waves of Freedom #1
~ MY REVIEW ~
Sarah Sundin’s novels never disappoint! I’ve read two trilogies by her, both set in the WWII time, and Through Waters Deep (set in 1941) still didn’t fail to thrill me! I can’t say enough good things. Just thoroughly intriguing and satisfying. I loved it!
In the first book of this new series, WAVES OF FREEDOM, we meet Mary Stirling, a quiet secretary in the Boston Navy Yard, and Jim Avery, a naval officer. Jim’s had his heart broken by a beautiful, out-going blonde … Mary can’t stand being in the spotlight because of an on-going struggle with fear and shame. And outside their personal crisis, a war is going on that America is still not a part of. But all is about to change.
From beginning to end, I was hooked. I find more and more that I love novels set in the time period around World War II. And Sarah Sundin’s are just so historically rich! I’m always just captivated by the depth, freshness, and vibrancy of her stories. In her last series, we were up in planes, and now we’re on ships with Ensign Jim Avery. It was very interesting to explore this aspect; and also learn about how things were in America before the joined the second world war.
On that note, I loved the mystery entwined through this historical fiction. And how it fit so perfectly with all the strain and feuds because of the war going on overseas. It kept me wondering and guessing. I thought Sarah did a great job with it; and keeping a nice list of suspects, so you couldn’t quite pin the real culprit! Loved Mary’s “Nancy Drew” side, *grins* Such, such fun! Rich history paired with a dangerous, little mystery.
I so, so appreciate the deep themes of Through Waters Deep. So many meaningful messages! The characters are real, with real struggles. They capture your attention and interest, and you really want the best for them! With a beautiful faith aspect, and romance of friendship, loveliness, and depth—this book couldn’t help being on my favorites list! ^_^ But yes, it was just wonderful. I love everything about the faith aspect and romance of Through Waters Deep. It was simply beautiful. Touching. So, so sweet!
All I can think to say now is, I am so very excited for Book 2 in the WAVES OF FREEDOM series! Anchor in the Storm, please release quickly! *wink* I can’t wait to read more by Sarah Sundin. Her stories are incredible; and I think will always be favorites for me!
If you like the history of World War II, and also deep faith themes and a beautiful romance … not to mention, an exciting mystery … you must check out Through Waters Deep. It is not to be missed!
I received a copy of Through Waters Deep from Revell Publishers in exchange for my honest review.