Anchor in the Storm – Tour of Boston – and Giveaway!

Tour of Boston reviewAnchor 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.

TWD apron 2Today I’m linking to the Tour of Boston posts from last year, when Through Waters Deep released. NOTE: to enter this year’s giveaway, leave a comment HERE, not on last year’s posts.

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.

Paul Revere House and Old North 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.

161 Responses to “Anchor in the Storm – Tour of Boston – and Giveaway!”

  1. Allyson Wieland

    I just passed along “Through Waters Deep” to my BFF to read. So I’m eagerly awaiting “Anchor in the Storm.”

  2. Joan Arning

    I visited Boston last fall for a fast-paced one day tour! It was fascinating!

  3. Connie Brown

    I completely enjoyed “Through Waters Deep” and am looking forward to “Anchor in the Storm. I have enjoyed all of your books. I get excited when I see you are coming out with another book or series. I enjoy books about WWII but most have too much blood and guts, gratuitous sex, and cursing. Thanks for realistic books that are not as dirty as the others. I realize WWII was dirty because my dad and grandfather was in that war. They didn’t talk about it much. My grandfather didn’t watch movies or TV shows about the war.

  4. Sue

    You describe Boston so vividly that I feel like I have been there!

  5. Hannah Corner

    Wow, I loved the tour of Boston! And I can’t wait wait to read your new book!

  6. Susan Johnson

    Boston is one of the places I would like to visit. I would love to win.

  7. Joy Oldridge

    I loved reading Through Waters Deep and am looking forward to Anchor in the Storm!

  8. Dani M.

    We went to Boston a couple of years ago and followed the tour trail. It was so neat to be able to pop into these old churches and historic buildings!

  9. Loraine N.

    My favorite in revisiting your Boston Tour posts so far is the Park Church one. I especially like the winding staircase. Thanks for the great tour and the giveaway!

    • Sarah Sundin

      I loved Park Street! The combination of faith and history really appealed to me. Plus it’s pretty ?

  10. Laurel

    I’ve been dying to go to Boston since reading Through Waters Deep. Thank you for writing such great WW2 books!

  11. Stephanie H.

    Boston sounds like a wonderful place to explore. Some day I hope to visit and have the chance to walk the Freedom Trail!

  12. Tammi

    I have only been to Boston once (only we live about 3 hours away) and would like to visit again; especially after reading ‘Through Waters Deep”. Now I am looking forward to reading ‘Anchor in the Storm’.

    Have a Wonderful Day!

  13. Marci Seither

    As soon as Amy..the apron model and one of your biggest fans..saw a copy of you book she was thrilled! She can’t wait to read it and has loved all of your series! Thanks so much for writing something we can share with our daughters. Wholesome romance and fabulous writing..what a win/win!

    • Sarah Sundin

      You’re welcome! And thank you for sharing your creative talents – as well as your writing talents 🙂

  14. Deana Dick

    I have not been to Boston before , but what a treat it would be to visit. I have read Thriugh Waters Deep and am so so anxious to read Anchor in the Storm. Thanks for writing books that take me to an era I love to read about.

  15. Tami le

    I’d love a chance to read this series. 🙂
    We’ve not really been to Boston – but we’d love to.

  16. Nora Seward-Bryant

    Looking forward to reading this new one. Thank you for sharing your stories.

  17. Faye Gates

    I really loved Top Chef when they were competing in Boston.

  18. Lynne M Feuerstein

    Boston sounds wonderful,have never been there. Would love to see it in person. Also want to say thanks Sarah for your wonderful books. Am in the midst of reading Through Waters Deeply and looking forward to Anchors in the Storm. Love the characters you’ve created! Thanks again for the giveaway !

  19. Kathryn Voss

    I love your books and can’t wait to read this one! Thanks for the giveaway!!!!!

  20. Kathy West

    Thank you for your wonderful books and the tour of Boston.

  21. Teresa Burgess

    I loved touring Boston’s freedom trail a couple years ago when my husband and I did a Christian bus tour throughout the east coast. We were even treated to a colonial dressed your guide.

  22. Sylvia M.

    I love reading your books, Sarah. Anchor In the Storm is one that I’ve really been looking forward to reading. Arch and Lillian seem like fantastic characters. I loved Arch in the first book, so am eager to read his story.


  23. Jen burch

    I can’t wait to read anchor in the storm, I have been not so patiently waiting!

  24. Jeanie Dannheim

    It has been many years since I visited Boston, and don’t remember very much other than a tour of the USS Constitution and doing some of the walking tour. Hopefully one day my sis and I can visit again! ‘Through Waters Deep’ is a book that leaves an impression about WWII long after the novel is complete; I very much enjoyed it and am looking forward to continue with the series!

  25. Rachel McDaniel

    I’ve enjoyed your books. The romance and the history involved in the stories are fabulous. I find myself checking back to see when the next one’s released. Looking forward to Anchor in the Storm 🙂

  26. Kim v

    I have always wanted to visit Boston and these photos have increased that desire! Boston looks like a beautiful city with rich history.

  27. Janet Medinger

    Love your books, Sarah. Can’t wait to read more.

  28. Ashton McMillen

    Can’t wait for this book! I read all of the Wings of Glory Series and loved every mine of it! I think I finished all three in less than two weeks!

  29. Stacey Cochran

    I have Through Waters Deep but haven’t had a chance to read it yet. I’m always excited to read a new series that you have. I love the pictures of Boston! I’ve never had the opportunity to visit but the pictures make me want to book a trip!

  30. Michelle

    Haven’t started this series yet, but I really need to get going! Thanks for all of your wonderful stories 🙂

  31. Trixi

    I’ve never been to Boston! But your pictures and descriptions are almost like being there 🙂 I have “Through Waters Deep” on my shelf and am so excited for the newest book in this series! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway chance.

  32. Leigh Ann Young

    I love this series and I can’t wait to read about Arch and Lillian! I am so glad my sister in law got me hooked on your books!

  33. Claudia

    I love Boston. It’s a beautiful city. I also enjoy your books;Through Waters Deep is your best so far!

  34. Kendra Whittle

    I would love to visit Boston. I haven’t spent much time in the Northeast, except for a recent trip to NYC. Definitely a bucket list item (if I keep training) is to some day run the Boston Marathon!

  35. Staci

    SO excited to read the next installment! Anxiously awaiting it’s release on the 3rd 🙂 I would love to visit Boston someday! Currently I live on the West Coast, but I will be moving to the Southeast in a few weeks, so I’m hoping to have a chance to visit more of the East Coast historical sites! 🙂

    • Sarah Sundin

      Yep, it’s hard for us West Coasters to visit…and then we’re overwhelmed by history. “That building…it’s over a hundred years old!! Gasp!!”

  36. Ronnie Cooper

    I just received “Anchor in a Storm” eBook for my Kindle from Amazon a couple of days ago. Had to finish another book I was reading before starting to read Anchor. I’m sure it’ll be as good as Through Waters Deep and all the rest of the books about WWII you’ve written. Keep them coming Sarah. 🙂

  37. Carolyn

    I am so happy to have discovered you as a author. I have loved all your books. I also love your blog it has help me discover other authors I truly enjoy.

  38. Emilee Hill

    Huge fan Ms. Sundin! I’ve read all the books in your previous 2 series Wings of Glory & Wings of the Nightingale & absolutely loved them! So appreciate your research & attention to detail! So excited to read your new book “Anchor in the Storm” (Book 2 in Waves of Freedom)….I literally just finished Through Deep Waters & it was phenomenal & did not disappoint! ☺️ Keep up the fantastic writing Ms. Sundin!
    P.S. The Through Deep Waters apron is adorable! ?

  39. Nellie

    Boston is on my list to visit! Would love to enjoy the rich history of the city…

  40. WendyBrz

    Thank you for the opportunity to enter! Very much looking forward to reading this book!

  41. Sharon

    I’ve been to Boston twice and loved it. It’s a beautiful city. I hope I win a copy of your book, Anchor in the Storm, plus the apron! Thanks for the opportunity.

  42. Patty

    I love all your books! Your characters are people I would like to know in real life. World War II Christian fiction is one of my most favorite genres to read. So looking forward to Anchors in the Storm.

  43. Wanda Gerke

    As always, ready to read another Sarah Sundin book. I have never been to Boston, but I love history and always look forward to learning more – and a little romance doesn’t hurt either?

  44. Lacey

    The apron is just adorable! I’d love to go to Boston for some real chowder!

  45. Stacy H.

    I’m looking forward to reading Anchor in the Storm.

  46. Debora Wilder

    I love your Tour of Boston posts from last year. Thanks for linking them all here. I already have Anchor in the Storm but I would love to win the cute apron.

  47. Karen

    I’m so fascinated with Boston and all of the colonial era history! We lived in Pennsylvania for almost two years, and I never tired of seeing old stone houses and buildings. I love the history of the area, and I wish that we’d a chance to explore Boston as well. It’s on my bucket list! Thanks for sharing Anchor in the Storm with us! I can’t wait to read Arch’s story!

  48. Betti

    I just loved my visit to Boston many years ago. I do think it is time to revisit it 🙂 Thanks so much for the giveaway – I would love to win Anvhor in the Storm!

  49. Carla Lake

    Loved my trip to Boston! Anxious to revisit by reading your book.

  50. Betti

    Please excuse the spelling error – my fingers do not always do what I ask them to do! I really would love to win Anchor in the Storm :).

  51. Denise Griffin

    Looks awesome! Would love to visit Boston as well, just for the history alone! <3

  52. Susan Lundblad

    Thank you for sharing your pictures of Boston. We love the city and all the historical sites there. We have vacationed in Boston several times and were just there again last fall walking The Freedom Trail. A retired elementary teacher who taught American history, I so enjoy being where that history was made. I also am anxiously awaiting your new book.

    • Sarah Sundin

      Perfect place to visit for a teacher 🙂 We liked to time our visits to when the kids were studying American history.

  53. Paula C

    I’m originally from Boston so this seems appropriate! Thanks for the chance to win a book from you!

  54. Jasmin L

    Excited to read the next installment in your newest series! It’s in my wish list for CBD!

  55. Winnie T

    I’ve always wanted to visit Boston. I love visiting historical sites. Your book sounds wonderful! I’ll have to put it on my wish list.

    • Sarah Sundin

      Thanks, Winnie! We’re history buffs too. My daughter used to complain that she didn’t get “normal” vacations like her friends – you know, to the beach.

  56. Colleen

    I haven’t read these yet, but they look amazing! Thank you for the giveaway!

  57. Stella Gustafson

    So much history accompanying with your story line in your book. Makes it come alive. Thank you for sharing. Stella

  58. Emily S

    I absolutely loved Anchor in the Storm! This trilogy is shaping up to be my favorite. One thing it’s done is make me desperate to visit Boston!

  59. Pam K.

    Both books in this series are on my “want to read” list since I read your other books and enjoyed them very much. Thanks for giving us a behind the scenes tour of Boston.

  60. Nicole S

    I absolutely love your book. I have read all of your books except this one in a span of a year. I tried being an ambassador but due because I don’t have a blog, I was unable to, but I do promote your books via Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. If I were to win a copy of your book Sarah I would be so happy and excited.


  61. Dianne Casey

    I have never been to Boston and would like to visit there in your book. I would like to visit Boston to visit all the historical sites there. Looking forward to reading “Anchor in the Storm”.

  62. Danielle McNamara

    I cannot wait to read the next book in this series! I live about an hour out of Boston, and it has been so fun to read about the characters visiting places I have been.

  63. Susan M.

    I’m re-reading “Through Waters Deep” now, and enjoying all the little glimpses of Boston that I will get to see again in person on a trip to Boston this summer! I’m eager to read “Anchor in the Storm” too!

  64. Deanne Patterson

    I have wanted to go to Boston and visit all the beautiful sites for years. I hope to go this Fall. I have not read any of your books yet but I look forward to visiting it while reading Anchor in the Storm.

  65. Nancy M

    The covers for this series are absolutely stunning! I just love them and learning about this Era. Thank you!

  66. Shannon Fure

    I have loved all of your books and am eagerly awaiting this one! I also love history and have not been to Boston, but it’s on my list! Maybe next year! Thank you for your research and your lovable realistic characters and just good writing that you give to us!

  67. Cynthia Naden

    I have visited Boston several years back and enjoyed your tour. Brought back memories and has given me ideas for future writing.
    Thank you.

  68. Lindsay

    I would love to go to Boston and do a historical tour! That would be so cool. I’m really looking forward to Anchor in the Storm, too! I love your books.

  69. Sharon

    Here I am commenting again, hoping to win your new book and pretty apron! I own two of your other books. I’m looking forward to reading your newest.

  70. Ellen Gray

    Can’t wait to read your book. Excited it releases on my daughter’s 16th birthday and she loves your books also.

  71. Debbie Troxell

    I think I need to buy the new book today! If I win I will have one to give away.

  72. Tisha

    I am looking forward to your new book. I love the deeper meaning that you explore with each novel … not to mention that it’s Ww2.

  73. Rose Blackard

    Great books & great posts, Boston is a great place to visit too. Thank you!

  74. Connie Lee

    Thank you for the giveaway and love the cute apron!

  75. Kassidy Keeley

    these books look really interesting!! would love to win one 🙂

  76. Aerykah

    Ooh! The second book is out!! 😀 I’m so excited to dive into this new series! Thanks for the giveaways! 🙂