- numerous sub-plots which interact quite well with the main plot
- credible characterization in which faith plays an important role in character development
- wonderful descriptions of both civilian and naval life of those days
- and a great blend of both historical, romance and thriller fiction
The main characters are a pharmacist Lillian Avery and a young naval officer Arch Vandenburg. As their romance unfolds, they become aware of a drug ring which is putting men of Vandenburg’s ship at risk as well as their own lives as they seek to discover the leaders and bring them to justice. They also become aware of their own inner woundedness which causes them to strike out at each other as they seek to learn to how trust and which puts them in greater jeopardy as the plot unfolds.
I really liked this novel for the characters, the place that a personal faith plays, the plot, and the accuracy and color of the historical setting.
I rated Anchor in the Storm 5 stars on Goodreads.
Note: I received a galley copy of Anchor in the Storm from the publisher, Revell, in exchange for a review. I was not required to write a positive review.