Filled with historical gems, romantic tension, and a mystery to solve, Through Deep Waters will draw you in and have you thinking like Nancy Drew right along side Mary Stirling and Ensign Jim Avery.
I have an affinity for WWII era novels and have loved the books I've read from Sarah. With that in mind, I had high hopes for this first book in her new series, "Waves of Freedom". I really enjoyed this first book and the story Sarah weaved through the lives of shy and orderly Mary Stirling and calm and easygoing Navy man Jim Avery.
One of my favorite things about Through Deep Waters was the ability to see the surroundings of Boston, the Navy Yard, and the Navy ship the Atwood. I loved all of the details about life during this time period and can trust that Sarah has done her homework with regards to accuracy in the time period. You will actually feel as if you're right there, jumping pack in time with the characters.
I also loved the element of mystery. Being a Nancy Drew fan myself, I enjoyed the suspicion of sabotage at the Navy Yard and Mary and Jim's efforts to find the culprit. There's nothing better than the element of mystery and a well equipped sleuthing team.
Through Deep Waters will appeal to fans of historical romance, mystery, and anyone who enjoys the tension of romance lingering in the air. It has the atmosphere of the 1940s that you'll remember from movies like Shop Around The Corner, Arsenic and Old Lace, and Sergeant York. My recommendation? Read it!
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(from Sarah's website)
It is 1941 and America teeters on the brink of war. Outgoing naval officer Ensign Jim Avery escorts British convoys across the North Atlantic in a brand-new destroyer, the USS Atwood. Back on shore, Boston Navy Yard secretary Mary Stirling does her work quietly and efficiently, happy to be out of the limelight. Yet, despite her reserved nature, she never could back down from a challenge. When evidence of sabotage on the Atwood is found, 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.
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