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Review and Giveaway: Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin August 10, 2015

Filed under: Book Reviews,Monday Musings — Melissa Finnegan @ 3:52 pm
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through deep waters


War is coming. Can love carry them through the rough waters that lie ahead?

It is 1941 and America teeters on the brink of war. Handsome and outgoing naval officer Ensign Jim Avery escorts British convoys across the North Atlantic in a brand-new destroyer, the USS Atwood. On shore, Jim encounters Mary Stirling, a childhood friend who is now an astute and beautiful Boston Navy Yard secretary.

When evidence of sabotage on the Atwood is discovered, 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.

My thoughts and giveaway:

I loved this book. It took me a couple of chapters to really get sucked in but once I was there I didn’t want to leave and devoured the book.

Mary and Jim are wonderful characters who have things from their past that have held them back.

I could very much relate to Mary and her shyness and not wanting attention, yet she has gifts that do bring attention, she just needs to make sure she is focusing them on bringing glory to God.

Jim is figuring out it’s okay to make bold decisions, he doesn’t need to be afraid if he is walking with Jesus through the deep waters.

I loved how Sarah wove in the scripture reference from the title into the book, beautifully done.

The romance had me on pins and needles. Even though I could guess what was going to happen I still hated it when it did and had to keep reading to see how Sarah would resolve the issue.

The mystery in the book was also well-developed and interesting.

Overall, a wonderful book that has everything I look for in a good read.

Visit Sarah here.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble,, Books-A-Million or your favorite retailer.

Leave a comment by August 20th for you chance to win a copy. One winner will be chosen by (U.S. addresses only. I am not responsible for book lost or damaged in the mail.)

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 



37 Responses to “Review and Giveaway: Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin”

  1. D K Stevens Says:

    a wonderful book that has everything you look for in a good read. I’m convinced! Toss me into the drawing please!
    dkstevensneAToutlook DoTC OM

  2. carylkane Says:

    I would love to read THROUGH WATERS DEEP! I enjoy Sarah Sundin’s books.

  3. agboss777 Says:

    I love the cover of this book! That caught my attention right away. Historical fiction is my favorite genre….throw in romance and “pins & needles” suspense…..I’m all in! Sign me up please!!! 🙂


  4. I’ve been looking forward to this one! Thanks so much for the giveaway! 🙂

  5. Pam K. Says:

    I’ve read all but one (and I’ll get to it sometime) of Sarah’s prior books. I really like them. This one will be a bit different because of the mystery. I’m really looking forward to reading it so would love to win it here! Thanks for the chance.

  6. Aerykah Says:

    I have really been enjoying Sarah Sundin’s books — I’m on my 5th one in just over a month — and I’m really excited to read this one! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  7. Cynthia St. Germain Says:

    Sarah Sundin writes wonderful period books. I can never put them down when I start reading them,

  8. Sarah Sundin Says:

    Thank you for the wonderful review – and for offering the giveaway. And thanks for all the lovely comments, everyone!

  9. Patty Says:

    I’ve not read any of Sarah’s books yet, would love to have the start of a series to read!

  10. lib1lady Says:

    We have Sarah’s books in the Church Library but not this one. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to win it.

  11. Brenda Murphree Says:

    The cover is beautiful! I would love to win this book! Thanks for the opportunity!

  12. Beth C Says:

    I always enjoy World War II era books. The cover is so attractive!

  13. tlrosado Says:

    As with all of Sarah’s books, I can’t wait to get my hands on it. She always has lovely covers that pull me in, but the story keeps me there

  14. […] Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin ends August 20 […]

  15. Margaret Nelson Says:

    I really liked the one book of Sarah’s I’ve read so far, so would love to win this one!

  16. Lis K Says:

    I love all of Ms. Sundin’s books. This looks like another great one. Thanks for the giveaway!
    garfsgirl AT hotmail DOT com

  17. Karen Says:

    I’ve read some of Sarah’s other books and would love to read this one!

  18. conniepsaunders Says:

    I have read so many great reviews! Thanks for your review and giveaway.
    cps1950 AT gmail DOT com

  19. Becky Says:

    I really enjoy books about WWII. My dad and both of my uncles served, as well as, my husband’s grandfather, so there is a strong personal connection to that time. This story sounds really good, so would love to win this!

  20. Dari Says:

    Sorry stepped away for a while and can’t remember if I entered! If I did, can you please not approve this comment and approve the first one?

    thank you!

  21. Include me in the draw, please!

  22. Tanichca Says:

    Aaah! I want to win so much! I’m a starving student with no money for non-school books, so I’m entering every giveaway I can find for this one! 😛

  23. As with all Sarah Sundin books, I’m sure it will be a great read. She does so much research for her stories. I can appreciate that.

  24. choose #20, congrats Dari. I will be contacting you shortly. Thank you to everyone who commented and I hope you all get a chance to read this wonderful book.

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