Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Through Waters Deep - A Book Review

Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin is the First book in the Waves of Freedom series.  The story is set in 1941, right before WWII and it is full of history, romance and mystery.  This book really is the whole package!  It took me a couple chapters before I was fully engaged in the story, but once I got into it and started getting acquainted with the characters I was hooked!  

Before this novel I had not had the privilege of reading any of this author's work, but I really enjoyed her writing style and this is one series that I will be sure to follow through with!  The story had a fun and spunky feel to it and I really enjoyed the character of Mary.  

I love historical fiction and I am always impressed when an author takes a fictional story and combines it with true historical events.  I also loved the spiritual aspects of the story and how the author incorporated a love for God into the character's lives.  It seemed like this book had all the different things that I love in a novel all rolled up in one and what came out was perfection!


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.


Sarah Sundin enjoys writing about the drama and romance of the World War II era. She is the author of the upcoming Waves of Freedom series (Through Waters Deep, August 2015), the Wings of the Nightingale series (With Every Letter, 2012, On Distant Shores, August 2013, and In Perfect Time, 2014), and the Wings of Glory series (A Distant Melody, A Memory Between Us, and Blue Skies Tomorrow). 

A mother of three, Sundin lives in northern California. She works on-call as a hospital pharmacist and teaches Sunday school and women's Bible studies. She belongs to American Christian Fiction Writers, Christian Authors Network, and Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. Her novella in Where Treetops Glisten is a finalist in the 2015 Carol Awards, and her novel On Distant Shores was a double finalist for the 2014 Golden Scroll Awards. In 2011 she received the Writer of the Year Award from the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. Please visit Sarah's website at http://www.sarahsundin.com

***Thank you to Revell Publishing for providing me with this book in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the lovely review, Sheila - and for taking a chance on a new author! I'm glad you enjoyed Jim & Mary's story!