Anchor in the Storm is coming soon! The second book in the Waves of Freedom series officially releases on May 3, 2016, but it’s already available at many locations.
To celebrate, I’m giving away THREE copies of Anchor in the Storm and an adorable vintage Through Waters Deep apron, crafted by my talented author sister, Marci Seither – her daughter Amy is the lovely apron model! To enter, leave a comment below (US & Canada only please), and/or on tomorrow’s Tour of Boston post, where we’ll visit the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and more. You can earn a maximum of two entries by leaving a comment on both posts. If you can’t leave a comment, please send me an email to enter. Giveaway ends Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 10 pm, Pacific Time. I’ll announce the winner here on Monday, May 2, 2016.
The city of Boston is fascinating—chockfull of history and color. While best known for its key role in the American Revolution, the city also played a role in World War II, with busy shipyards and naval bases—and more! The city’s reputation for revolutionary foment and its naval heritage set a great backdrop for Anchor in the Storm, set in the tumult of 1942, as the nation reeled from the news of Pearl Harbor—and from the U-boat war raging off the East Coast.
I’ve been blessed to visit Boston a number of times. In July 2014, I made a research trip and took lots of pictures to help me visualize the story. We’ll follow the Freedom Trail, established in the 1950s to connect Boston’s multiple historical sites.
Boston Common and the Public Garden—where Arch and Lillian go ice-skating and see the blacked-out golden dome of the State House!
Park Street Church—where Arch and Lillian attend church.
Charlestown and the USS Constitution—see pictures of Lillian’s apartment building, the site of the fictional Dixon’s Drugs, and the Bunker Hill Monument.
Charlestown Navy Yard—called Boston Navy Yard in 1942, where Arch’s destroyer is based.