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.
I have become a huge fan of Sarah Sundin’s writing and now with this novel, I can totally understand why I anticipate just about every novel she writes.
First off the book cover is spectacular!! I love this book cover so much that I was blown away. I do admit that the book cover is another reason that prompted me to read this novel.
I was very moved the romance in this novel between the two main characters. The author has a talented way of writing about romance in her novels. The romance in her books are so heartfelt and moving.
As far as the storyline goes in this novel, I just wish it were more memorable. Don’t get me wrong, I love reading the author’s ingenious way of writing about WWII in her novels. Most of her novels have a creative way of including romance,drama,and gripping history all into one novel. As far as this novel goes, it left me a little it wanting. It was a pretty good story to read but I’m not just looking for a good story to read anymore but also a novel that memorable and exciting to read.
Overall,this was a pretty good read and if you haven’t read any of Sarah Sundin’s novels, then I encourage you to read them! I’m eagerly looking forward to the next book in this series.
*I received this book through Revell. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and I was not required to write a positive review.*