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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Sarah Sundin launches new series with Through Waters Deep
Don’t let fear hold you
back from your true calling
Sarah Sundin launches
new World War II series rich
with historical detail, mystery and romance
With the first book in her new Waves of Freedom
series,Through Waters Deep(Revell/August 4, 2015/ISBN: 978-0800723422 /$14.99), Sarah Sundin transports readers back
to the 1940s — a fascinating time when ordinary men learned they could
do extraordinary things and women explored new roles while still remaining
ladies. It’s an era Sundin enjoys living in while she weaves her stories. “When
we read of how people in the 1940s prevailed in times of uncertainty, fear and
danger, it gives us hope we can prevail today, no matter what we face,” Sundin
by Booklist as “an optimal hybrid of
1940s crime and romance,” Through Waters
Deep takes readers through the tense months right before the U.S. entered World
War II. There they’ll encounter German U-boats and torpedoes, along with the
explosive power of true love.
In 1941, as America teeters on the brink of
war in the months before Pearl Harbor, outgoing naval officer Ensign Jim Avery
escorts British convoys across the North Atlantic in a brand-new destroyer, the
U.S.S.Atwood. Back on
shore, his old high school friend, Boston Navy Yard secretary Mary Stirling,
does her work quietly and efficiently, happy to be out of the limelight. Yet
despite her reserved nature, Mary 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 many new challenges — and
dangers — await them.
Sundin is known for finding inspiration for
her stories from the Bible, but Scripture found its way into this tale in a
different way. “Verses
emerged when I wrote the story,”
Sundin admits. “For Mary Stirling, who struggles with fears of attention and
failure, her theme verse is Matthew
5:15-16: ‘Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a
candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light
so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father
which is in heaven.’ Mary learns that using your gifts isn’t prideful when you
do it to call attention to God, not to yourself.”
launches her new Waves of Freedom series with a title she hopes will encourage
her readers to hoist their sails with renewed confidence in who they are in
Christ. Using sailing as a metaphor in Through Waters Deep, Sundin illustrates
how in order to fly with the wind, ultimately we need to let the Lord fill our
sails and resist the current any time it threatens to get us off course.
can expect to be swept away by the Waves of Freedom titles and can look forward
to the next installment, Anchor in the
Storm, in summer 2016.
“Working with a large cast of characters and an
intricate and dramatic plot, Sundin brilliantly builds tension between American
isolationists and interventionists. Readers will be struck by the
thoughtfulness and care Sundin brings to every thread in this chilling story as
they are swept up into exciting plot twists leading to a thrilling climax.”
~ Booklist, starred review
About the Author
is the author of The Wings of the Nightingale series and Wings of Glory series.
Her novella “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” in Where
Treetops Glisten is a 2015 finalist in the American Christian Fiction
Writers Carol Awards. On Distant Shores
was a finalist for the 2014 Golden Scroll Award from both the Advanced Writers
and Speakers Association (AWSA) and the Christian Authors Network (CAN). In 2011, Sundin received the Writer of the
Year Award at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. Sundin just launched her new World War
II series, Waves of Freedom, with Through
Waters Deep. Anchor in the Storm is expected to release in summer 2016.
A graduate of UC San Francisco School
of Pharmacy, Sundin works on-call as a hospital pharmacist. During WWII, her
grandfather served as a pharmacist’s mate (medic) in the Navy, and her
great-uncle flew with the U.S. Eighth Air Force in England.
A mother of three, Sundin lives in California,
where she teaches Sunday school and women’s Bible studies. She also enjoys
speaking for community and writers’ groups.