Anchor in the Storm Waves of Freedom Book 2

Author: Sarah Sundin
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 1441246118
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One Plucky Female Pharmacist + One High-Society Naval Officer = Romance--and Danger For plucky Lillian Avery, America's entry into World War II means a chance to prove herself as a pharmacist in Boston. The challenges of her new job energize her. But society boy Ensign Archer Vandenberg's attentions only annoy--even if he is her brother's best friend. During the darkest days of the war, Arch's destroyer hunts German U-boats in vain as the submarines sink dozens of merchant ships along the East Coast. Still shaken by battles at sea, Arch notices his men also struggle with their nerves--and with drowsiness. Could there be a link to the large prescriptions for sedatives Lillian has filled? The two work together to answer that question, but can Arch ever earn Lillian's trust and affection? Sarah Sundin brings World War II to life, offering readers an intense experience they won't soon forget.

When Tides Turn Waves of Freedom Book 3

Author: Sarah Sundin
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 1441246126
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When fun-loving glamour girl Quintessa Beaumont learns the Navy has established the WAVES program for women, she enlists, determined to throw off her frivolous ways and contribute to the war effort. No-nonsense and hoping to make admiral, Lt. Dan Avery has been using his skills to fight German U-boats. The last thing he wants to see on his radar is a girl like Tess. For her part, Tess works hard to prove her worth in the Anti-Submarine Warfare Unit in Boston--both to her commanding officers and to the man with whom she is smitten. When Dan is assigned to a new escort carrier at the peak of the Battle of the Atlantic, he's torn between his lifelong career goals and his desire to help Tess root out a possible spy on shore. The Germans put up quite a fight, but he wages a deeper battle within his heart. Could Tess be the one for him? With precision and pizazz, fan favorite Sarah Sundin carries readers through the rough waters of love in a time when every action might have unforeseen world-changing consequences.

The Sea Before Us Sunrise at Normandy Book 1

Author: Sarah Sundin
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1493412582
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In 1944, American naval officer Lt. Wyatt Paxton arrives in London to prepare for the Allied invasion of France. He works closely with Dorothy Fairfax, a "Wren" in the Women's Royal Naval Service. Dorothy pieces together reconnaissance photographs with thousands of holiday snapshots of France--including those of her own family's summer home--in order to create accurate maps of Normandy. Maps that Wyatt will turn into naval bombardment plans. As the two spend concentrated time together in the pressure cooker of war, their deepening friendship threatens to turn to love. Dorothy must resist its pull. Her bereaved father depends on her, and her heart already belongs to another man. Wyatt too has much to lose. The closer he gets to Dorothy, the more he fears his efforts to win the war will destroy everything she has ever loved. The tense days leading up to the monumental D-Day landing blaze to life under Sarah Sundin's practiced pen with this powerful new series.

Sea of Sharks

Author: Elmer Renner
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1612515045
Format: PDF
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Caught off Okinawa in the fiercest typhoon in history at the end of World War II. Elmer Renner, then a young officer aboard a US minesweeper, recounts the horror of his ship sinking. Renner and eight other sailors clung to a small raft for days, battling thirst, hunger, shark attacks and, eventually, madness. Renner and co-author Ken Birks describe the men's panic as distant ships seemingly ignore their desperate calls, the sea turning blood red when one of the men loses his life to a shark, and how another slips silently away into the unforgiving Pacific.

Living Lord Empowering Spirit Testifying People

Author: Mel Storm
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 163087745X
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This book is a commentary on the Acts of the Apostles for the nonspecialist, based on lecture notes accumulated over many years of Professor Mel Storm's introductory course on Acts. Originally written to supplement students' reading of the story of the church in Acts, Living Lord, Empowering Spirit, Testifying People provides readers with important historical information and theological insights. The book opens with an introduction to Acts that gives special attention to the question of the authorship and date of the book, as well as to the theological themes that shape the narrative. Storm offers large sections of in-depth commentary instead of verse-by-verse analysis and concludes each chapter with important vocabulary and insightful questions that can be used as a springboard for class discussion, small writing assignments, or personal reflection in both academic circles and church settings. Living Lord, Empowering Spirit, Testifying People guides students to understand Acts as a theologically shaped narrative that conveys important themes for disciples of Jesus.

The Rainborowes

Author: Adrian Tinniswood
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465069967
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The period between 1630 and 1660 was one of the most tumultuous in Western history. These three decades witnessed the birth of New England and, in the mother country, a chaotic civil war that rent the very fabric of English social, political, and religious life. At the center of this turbulent time was an outsized family: the Rainborowes. Shipmasters and soldiers, entrepreneurs and idealists, they bridged two worlds as they struggled to forge a better future for themselves and their kin. In The Rainborowes, acclaimed historian Adrian Tinniswood follows this singular clan from hectic London shipyards to remote Aegean islands, from muddy Boston streets to the bloodiest battles of the English Civil War, revealing their indelible mark on both America and England. A feat of historical reporting, The Rainborowes spans oceans and generations to describe a family—and a people—struggling to find its identity.

Stone Wall Freedom

Author: David Lee Tucker
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
ISBN: 1936198282
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In 1749, pirate captain Giddy Gilcox and the crew of the Rogue Flattery commandeer a Spanish galley, intent on plundering its cargo, killing all aboard, and scuttling the ship.Gilcox discovers, however, that the ship's hold is filled with human cargo—African tribal people, enslaved workers bound for Spanish America. Gilcox's crew bristles--they've heard stories of Black Sam Bellamy meeting his death after overtaking a slave ship.Later, Gilcox captures not only a fortune in gold but also Helen Tanner and her young son. Upon reaching Block Island, the pirates anchor the Rogue Flattery and bury their treasure, but the feeling of dread from the Spanish slave ship haunts Gilcox.Could the spirit of the slave ship be responsible for the nor'easter that blows in as they prepare to leave the island? Building on Block Island's history of pirate legend and lore, Tucker has created a story at once thrilling and poignant, full of evocative language, as mystical and magical as Block Island itself.

Never a Straight Path

Author: Frank Kolondra
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1412013216
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"No book takes both sides of the story, as this one does, with such a healthy conviction. The story itself is unique. It flows with uninterrupted zeal, full of healthy satire and heartfelt drama. A highly entertaining sequence of events covers the span of time years before the Second World War and up to the Korean War. The main character, referring to himself as "Yours Truly", and his grandmother, live in the fairytale land of Silesia, which at this time, was split between Germany, Poland and Czechoslovakia. A long time ago it was governed by Queen Maria Theresa. The Grandmother teaches the main character how to stay young in appearance, physical condition and spirit, and that the long-sought Fountain of Youth is found by a simple wash in cold water, with a little twist of time and place. The world goes topsy-turvy for "Yours Truly", who stumbles from one adventure to another, with a battery of uncommon but distinctive stories and style. The writer's sentence structure does imply his European background. The entire story is a convocation of light prose, and follows a honest path diverting only in cases of self defense. Then those, intent on harm, better beware. The author doesn't let the reader read about the innumerable hardships, the way most novels are written, and only on the last page does the hero achieve the happiness he deserves. The uniqueness comes from the approach to the book. The author lets the story alternate with the hardships and happiness with success making the story much more enjoyable, until the story ends with a positive outcome. Who wants to read a book where for 499 pages the hero gets beat up, suffers unbelievable tortures, and on the last page, when by some unforeseeable luck the hero is victorious, the book ends? The highly informative and resourceful story is written for readers who care for the trials and tribulations of an individual who stumbles but always confronts the realities of life and finds his way. The story is at once humorous, then changes to dramatically desperate, but always flows interestingly from one adventure to another, as the scenario changes from one encounter to the next. This book is not filled with incalculable crimes and murders but clings to hope for the Straight Path. As life deals "Yours Truly" some serious blows, he bends like a willow in a storm to come out on top. World War II finds him in High School, from the freedom of the old Czechoslovak Republic, through the occupation by the medieval, horse drawn, Polish army, to the attacks by the German Stuka bombers. He spends the war on a German Kriegsmarine ship of war, sailing from the Bay of Helgoland to Norway's Arctic Circle. He describes the seamy hovels of Hamburg's Reperbahn, and the attacks of the English Spitfires on the warship with equal zeal. His mandate is survival and he does live to tell about it. After the war he returns home, and finds his homeland changed beyond recognition. He fights, with the Czech youth by resisting the Communists indoctrination, but the forces of the new ideology overpower him and many others with him. He escapes the horrors of the socialist system, by risking the crossing of mine fields, the bullets of the border guards, prison, or outright deportation to the Gulags in Siberia. The search for his soul and new life, forces him to explore many countries. He strives to find his place and even schemes with considerable luck until he finds his final destination. This novel follows the life of the young man, from childhood to young adulthood. It is a very interesting story with numerous exciting adventures. These take the reader from Europe to Brazil to the United States. It can also be considered a social, historical and political study, as well as an adventure and search for an anchor where he can find safe heaven. Many facets of European life and culture a