I absolutely fell in love with Arch in the first book of this series, Through Waters Deep, and even though Lillian was not actually in book one I couldn't wait to 'meet' her! So needless to say I was totally looking forward to this book, it was one of my most anticipated releases of 2016! And I am absolutely thrilled to say that I was most definitely not disappointed! Anchor in the Storm exceeded every single one of my expectations, Arch and Lillian's adventure was every bit as amazing as I had hoped it would be! I don't even know where to begin gushing, I loved Lillian, she has a permanent spot on my list of most awesome heroines! And Arch, oh my goodness! It is not often that a fictional character makes me swoon, but he totally and completely did *and I may or may not have spent almost as much time staring at the cover model who portrays Arch as I did reading the book*
I found it to be such a great message that Lillian and Arch are not perfect, they have both made mistakes in their pasts, and yet they are both willing to look past them and love the other for who they are inside! As a young, single woman I found that message to be incredibly meaningful and inspirational, on so many levels!
The mystery was so good, I hated to set the book down!
I admit that while I am a lover of historical fiction/romance, for the most part World War 2 is not my favorite time period and I don't often read books that are set during that time period but I always make a special exception for Sarah Sundin's books, they are absolutely phenomenal, so beautifully written with such fabulous historical detail that I feel as though I am living right alongside the characters in the 1940's.
I highly recommend her books!
I think Anchor in the Storm just may be my favorite of Ms. Sundin's books that I have read, though there are still five of her books that I need to read but I am hoping to remedy that before the end of this year!
I just can't express how much I absolutely loved every single moment of Anchor in the Storm, it is definitely one that has a permanent spot on my keeper shelf and I plan to reread it many times in the future!
I look forward to the final book in the Waves of Freedom series, and all of her following releases!
Sarah Sundin is one of my all time favorite authors!
I was honored to receive a review copy of this amazing book from Revell publishers in exchange for my honest review!