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A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Anchor in the Storm book review and #giveaway

If you're a fan of historical fiction, especially WW2 era stories, you need to know about author Sarah Sundin.  A couple years back, I reviewed In Perfect Time and I liked it enough to read another book from that series on my iPad.  Which is saying something, since I prefer physical books to e-reading.

This time around, I'm reviewing Anchor in the Storm.  This story is set on the East Coast of the United States in 1941.  You know what's totally cool and unexpected about this book?  The heroine wears a prosthetic leg, due to a childhood accident.  (For those who don't know, 2 of my daughters also wear prosthetic legs.)  This book addresses how people treat her differently and how she's wary of Arch, not thinking that a decent guy can actually like her.  I'm really glad society is more accepting of differences these days.

Lillian and Arch end up working together to catch bad guys, and falling in love, of course.  But they both bring their own baggage to the relationship, and pretty soon, they're at odds because of it.

Anchor in the Storm is part romance, part mystery, all wrapped up in the author's niche era, World War 2.

In a time of sacrifice, what price can one put on true love? Pharmacist Lillian Avery and Ensign Archer Vandenberg are about to find out in Sarah Sundin's new book, Anchor in the Storm. During the darkest days of the war, Arch's destroyer hunts German U-boats in vain as the submarines sink dozens of merchant ships along the East Coast. Still shaken by battles at sea, Arch notices his men also struggle with their nerves—and with drowsiness. Could there be a link to the large prescriptions Lillian has been filling? As the danger rises on both land and sea, the two must work together to answer that question. But can Arch ever earn Lillian's trust and affection?

Celebrate the release of Sarah's Anchor in the Storm by entering to win her All Hands on Deck Prize Pack!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A signed copy of Anchor in the Storm
  • Nautical tote bag lined with anchor fabric
  • Anchor necklace made from copper reclaimed from the USS Constitution in Boston during restoration
  • 365 Devotions for Hope by Karen Whiting
  • Shine: Nautical Inspirational Adult Coloring Book
  • "Hope Anchors the Soul" journal
  • Set of two nautical tea towels
LF AIS full group 2 

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry! The giveaway ends on June 8th. The winner will be announced June 9th on Sarah's blog.

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  1. Thank you for the lovely review! I'm so glad you enjoyed Arch & Lillian's story. I'm tickled to learn that your daughter's wear leg prostheses! My oldest son wears a prosthesis on his left arm (congenital). He's 23 now - a mechanical engineer and a black belt in karate :)

    1. That's very cool! I'm sharing my review with the limb difference groups I belong to.

    2. What a great idea! Thank you!