Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin ~ Review

Through Waters Deep (Waves of Freedom, #1)My Review:

Mary Stirling has always been a silver girl, not bright and bubbly like her best friend, Quintessa, she enjoys the comfort and safety of being overlooked rather than singled out. But all that may just come in handy when tracking down the saboteur, who has been meddling with the ship, and stirring up trouble.

Jim Avery, never quite got over his childhood crush on Quintessa, his former best friend's girl. He certainly never thought that he'd find himslef falling for the whip smart secretary Mary Stirling, who is determined to help find out who is behind the sabotage, even though doing so may make her a target of the culprit.

Will they be able to solve the mystery, and find that maybe what both of them need is right in front of them?

Engaging from the start, Mary Stirling captured my heart and I was cheering for her from the very beginning. She's clever, yet modest, never wanting to cause prideful attention to herself. I loved how she grew throughout the course of the book and learned that fading into the shadows isn't always best.

Jim is a self proclaimed "floater" bringing people together comes easily to him, and he works hard, and sees what happens. But as his military career heats up, he begins to see that areas that he could work to improve, and that maybe floating isn't the best way to rise above the others in his unit. The youngest of a family with a long line of Navy men, Jim struggles to find his balance between civilian life and his career.

Fast paced, and well told, this story is well worth the read, and the characters are fantastic. I loved Mary's humbleness and modesty, she doesn't crave the spotlight, and works hard at her job. I just adored the sweet little Wilkins sisters that encourage Mary and pray for her. And Arch is a charming young man raised in an upper class family, but wants to find a girl that loves him for him, and not for his family name or money. A fantastic novel from beginning to end, and I can't wait to read the next in the series!

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  1. Thanks for the lovely review, Faye! I'm glad you enjoyed Jim & Mary's story! I'm also glad you liked Arch, because his story is next :)

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, I can't wait to read the next book :)


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