Through Waters Deep
by Sarah Sundin
America is on the brink of joining the allies in WWII, in 1941 tensions was high and opinions was many. Mary Stirling is a young Boston Navy yard Secretary that is not looking for love. Then along comes an old childhood friend, the handsome and outgoing naval officer Ensign Jim Avery. As evidence starts to pile up that someone is sabotaging the ships in the navy yard. Mary starts to see a mystery brewing that she needs to solve just like her childhood heroine Nancy Drew. She goes to Jim and shares her thoughts and he agrees to help her uncover the culprit that is doing the sabotage. As the time passes and the list of suspects grow, it seems that they are not getting any closer to finding out who is trying to push for america to go to war. the challenges grow as Jim and Mary grow closer to finding out that they love each other.
If you love reading a WWII novel this is the one for you. I love that it mentions the Nancy Drew series, which was one of my favorite series to read growing up.
A big Thank you to revell reads for providing this book for free for exchange for a review.
The Woods Edge by Lori Benton
This book takes us back to the time during the French and Indian war in the 1757 New York frontier the home to the Oneida tribe and the British colonists. It opens around the time period when Fort William falls, Major Reginald Aubrey is struggling with the grief of the death of his newborn son. When he comes across a Oneida mother with her newborn twins one white and one brown. Making a choice that is going to haunt him for the rest of his life, he choses to take the white child for his own leaving behind his dead son. His wife and his foundling daughter Anna never suspect the truth behind the boy they call son and brother. Over time Anna crosses paths with her brothers twin Two Hawks not knowing the true reason he has come seeking her family. One father being torn apart by a dark secret and while another father is being tormented by a lust for vengeance. A mother grieving for the lost of a child, while watching her other son grow into manhood. A brother who feels his twin’s abscence and longs to meet his brother, while his brother is very unaware of his existence. Anna, who loves both of the brothers, one like a sister and the other as the one she chooses to marry. Will each of these find the peace they need, while forgiving the other for hiding the truth.
Anna’s Crossing by Suzanne Woods Fisher
The Charming Nancy, a merchant ship set to sail across the Atlantic ocean with a load of Amish Believers headed to the New world. One of those many passengers is Anna Konig, being the only one in her community who can speak English she is making the voyage as their translator. Her thoughts are to finish the journey and return home to where she feels she belongs if they survive the ocean crossing.
To Bairn, the ships carpenter this is another voyage toward working his way up the ladder to becoming the First Mate. All he wants to do his get this journey over with and put his past behind him, but it seems there is other thing in the works. The more time he spends with the group dubbed Peculiars by the ship hands, the more his nights are interrupted with dreams.
As delays, storms, illnesses and the diminishing provisions test each and everyone on the ship, will they make it to New World? When Anna is caught in a very dangerous situation, Bairn comes to her rescue while making a earth-shattering discovery of his own. Will this revelation reveal the deep longing down deep inside both of them and provide healing for both Bairn and Anna.
Suzanne Woods Fisher takes a leap into history taking us back to the beginnings of the Amish Life in the New World. Giving us a glimpse into the ocean crossing and two of the lives of the people that braved the journey.