Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin

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.


About the Author

Sarah Sundin is the author of With Every Letter, On Distant Shores, In Perfect Time, and the Wings of Glory series. In 2014, On Distant Shores was a finalist for the Golden Scroll Awards from both AWSA and the Christian Authors Network. In 2011, Sarah received the Writer of the Year Award at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. A graduate of UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy, she works on call as a hospital pharmacist. During WWII, her grandfather served as a pharmacist's mate (medic) in the Navy and her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force in England. Sarah lives in California with her husband and three children. Visit for more information.
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My Thoughts
I have really enjoyed reading this book. WW2 era is my favorite type of historical romance to read. Sarah is an excellent writer and the story was very engaging. The characters were all done very well.  My favorite character was Mary. She was so timid and shy but she was able to conquer her fears to do great things. Jim made the perfect hero. He was handsome and kind but also strong and capable.
The cover art is wonderful. I hate to say it but I do kind of judge a book by its cover and if the cover isn't intriguing to me I almost don't want to read it. This cover definitely didn't disappoint. The storyline was also very well done. I loved reading about the history of Boston throughout the book. I am not one for too much detail, but this was done very well. It had enough history to be interesting without being wordy and boring.  I enjoyed this book all the was to the end and would be happy to recommend it to anyone.  This has been a great experience as my first read of Sarah's work. I can't wait to read more by her.
I was blessed with this book by Revell in exchange for my honest opinion. A positive review was not required.


  1. Thanks for the lovely review, Rachel - and for taking a chance on a new author! I'm glad you enjoyed Jim & Mary's story!

    1. Thank you for the comment! I love World War II fiction so this was right up my alley.


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