Friday, January 1, 2016

Review of "Through Waters Deep" by Sarah Sundin

The first in her new "Waves of Freedom" series, Through Waters Deep tells the story of Naval Officer Jim Avery and Navy Yard secretary Mary Stirling. Set in Boston at the beginning of WWII, this is also a tale of intrigue, possible sabotage, romance, and courage.

In high school, Jim was infatuated with Mary's dearest friend, Quintessa. Although he hadn't seen either of them in years, he always thought of Mary as quiet and unassuming. Now Jim begins to see her in a new light - but he is still learning how to speak up rather than "float" along with the current - and he has to make some courageous decisions.

Mary has lived in fear for much of her life after a traumatic childhood event. She comes to realize that she is letting the fear control her, and also recognizes that her concerted efforts to stay out of the limelight are a form of pride.

Through Waters Deep is a wonderful blend of emotion and technical detail, and the author captures the feel of the times and attitude very well. I recommend this book for those interested in history with a touch of mystery and romance.

I was provided a copy of this book by Revell Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

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