What it’s about:
From the publisher:
“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.”
This book was one of my most anticipated books of the year and it was awesome! It was different than I was expecting, and actually, I wasn’t sure what to expect after being used to Sarah Sundin’s other books with the army, planes and nurses. I learned so much about the Navy in this book. I also didn’t expect such a strong mystery, and I was changing my mind constantly of who was doing the sabotaging.
I love the realistic romance Sundin delivers. The characters are truly friends and build a believable relationship, which can be hard to do in the space of pages in a book.
I love books that make me feel and laugh and I laughed out loud at one spot near the end… a lot! I can’t give any more than that away, or it might ruin the moment for you, but I laughed and re-read that part and am giggling even now as I write this and think about that part.
I may as well stick with my “I love” theme here, I love how I feel like I am with friends while reading Sarah Sundin’s books. This is probably my favorite part of her books. When I wasn’t reading, I was thinking about the choices each character had to make and was stressing and weighing the pros and cons for them, like I could give them real advice… I do realize that Jim, Mary, Quintessa and Arch are not real people, but I look forward to following them in the rest of this series and I can’t wait to meet Lillian!
I give Through Waters Deep 5 out of 5 stars and highly recommend it to WWII fiction lovers!
I received this book for my honest opinion, which I have given.
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