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.
My opinion: I am always a fan of WW2 stories, there is a reason they were called the greatest generation, and this book certain was an enjoyable read. With characters that actually had depth and I enjoyed, a good mystery that kept one engaged and a interesting plot line, this book was a very easy read and I highly recommend it. I look forward to reading other books by the author in the future, she is a good writer for sure! I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.