Anchor in the Storm – Book Review

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

In Sarah Sundin’s historical romance set during World War II, Anchor in the Storm, pharmacist Lillian Avery grows suspicious over the numerous prescriptions for large quantities of the barbiturate, Phenobarbital, that come across her drug store counter. Her suspicions lead to a large drug ring and dangers she could never imagine.

While Lillian works on shore to solve the mystery, her brother’s best friend, Ensign Arch Vandenberg, works on two goals he has in mind as his ship patrols the Atlantic waters hunting for German U-boats that are sinking merchant ships along the East Coast. Win Lillian’s affections, and solve the problem on board ship of sailors reporting to duty too drowsy to function, putting their lives and the lives of those around them in danger.

Will he succeed at accomplishing either goal?

Is there a connection between Lillian’s suspicions and the sailors’ behavior?

When danger looms for both of them, will working together to solve the mystery draw Lillian and Arch closer, or will it push them further apart?

Fears, romance, misunderstandings, danger, accusations, accidents … you’ll find these and more in the pages of Anchor in the Storm. A book full of historical details that bring this time period in our nation’s history to life.

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Revell Books provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for a fair and honest review, which is exactly what I gave.

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