Anchor in the Storm by Sarah Sundin is set during the beginning of World War II. Main characters Lillian Avery and Archer Vandenberg are both appealing characters who are trying to make their mark on the world. Lillian suffered an accident as a child and lost one of her legs, so she has dealt with discrimination due to her prosthesis. She has learned not to trust others, and she is fiercely independent. She takes a job as a pharmacist in Boston, where her brother Jim and his best friend Arch are stationed. Arch is determined to make a career out of the Navy, and to prove that he doesn't need his family's fortunes. They not only become friends but also aim to solve a mystery together regarding a prescription drug ring.
I enjoyed this book. I generally like to read about the time period, and the author included historical details about daily life during WWII. Both main characters struggle with spiritual and physical issues that give their characters depth. I liked that their unfolding romance was believable and well done. The mystery was intriguing as well. This is the second book in a series, but it is definitely a stand-alone novel. I thought the book was perhaps a bit longer than necessary, but the conclusion was satisfying, and overall I enjoyed it very much.
I received this book from the publisher, Revell, for the purpose of writing a review, but all opinions are my own.