Through Waters Deep
Plot Development: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ⑧ 9 10
Pace: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ⑩
Quality of Writing: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ⑨ 10
Characters Development: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ⑩
Ease of Reading: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ⑨ 10
Publication Date: 2015
Number of Pages: 368
Series: Waves of Freedom-Book 1
Summary on back cover:
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.
I don’t know about you but I love everything about the 1950’s. From their fashion to their music, I am obsessed with it all. So whenever I saw that this book was based in that time period, I knew I had to give it a try. This was my very first time to ever read anything by Sarah Sundin and I must say, I was very impressed. Her character development is off the charts. I felt as if Mary Stirling, the main character, could step out of the book and into real life. The same goes for all the other characters. I felt the like storyline was also very well thought out. It seemed like Sarah Sundin put a lot of time and energy into it writing this book and really thought out what her readers would enjoy. She doesn’t strike me as an author who just needed to come out with a book to keep her writing status up. This isn’t your average suspense and intrigue book, it was more of a historical romance/mystery, but it had enough uncertainty to keep you interested throughout the book. In the middle, there was certain turn of events that I could have done without but that is strictly based on preference. At times it seemed a little cheesy and maybe a little predicable, but no book is perfect, right? Through Waters Deep is defiantly a lighthearted book that will make you smile. From its witty characters to the world that they live in, I have to say it was one my favorite reads this year.
Sincerely hope you check it out.