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Through Waters Deep: A Novel (Waves of Freedom)

By Sarah Sundin


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.Sarah Sundin takes readers to the tense months before the US entered WWII. Readers will encounter German U-boats and torpedoes, along with the explosive power of true love, in this hopeful and romantic story.

Book Takeaway:

Both Jim and Mary learn to hoist their sails and take risks in life with the Lord's guidance. I pray the story will inspire others to be courageous as well.


Year Title Description
2016 Carol Award Finalist
2016 INSPY Award Historical Romance, winner
2015 Booklist 101 Best Romance Novels of the Last 10 Years
2015 Booklist Top 10 Inspirational Fiction

Why the author wrote this book:

Although the USA was officially neutral in 1941, US ships were firing on U-boats - and being sunk! - before Pearl Harbor. In the States, a heated debate raged between interventionists and isolationists. This unique time period struck me as a striking backdrop for a story of action, mystery, and romance.


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