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New Book Series!

Poster for the College Graduates’ Naval Reserve Officers Training Program, WWII

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve just signed a third contract with Revell for a series set in World War II! The three-book series is tentatively titled Waves of Freedom, and it follows the fictional Avery family. During the early years of World War II, three naval officers based in Boston find adventure in the Battle of the Atlantic and are captivated by three lovely women—a shipyard worker, a pharmacist, and a WAVE. Battles erupt on the high seas. Mysteries arise on the Home Front. Family ties and friendships are tested. And love is found where least expected.

 

Book 1 (summer 2015)

In 1941, as America teeters on the brink of World War II, Mary Stirling works at the Boston Navy Yard and renews an old friendship with naval officer Lt. Jim Avery. Jim’s destroyer escorts British convoys across the North Atlantic as part of the Neutrality Patrol, but problems on his new ship point to a saboteur at the shipyard. As Jim and Mary work together to find the culprit, their relationship promises to blossom into something more. Jim battles U-boats on the high seas, and Mary’s investigation brings danger to herself and those she cares about. While friendship draws them together, a deeper friendship could rip them apart.
US poster, WWII

US poster, WWII

 

Book 2 (summer 2016)
For plucky Lillian Avery, America’s entry into World War II means a chance to prove herself as a pharmacist in Boston. She loves the wartime challenges of her new job but does not enjoy the attention of society boy Lt. Archer Vandenberg, even if Arch is her brother Jim’s best friend. As Arch’s destroyer battles U-boats along the East Coast in the darkest days of the war, Lillian uncovers a black market drug ring. Arch’s efforts to aid Lillian’s investigation and to win her trust fling them both into danger—from torpedoes, drug lords, and broken hearts

Book 3 (summer 2017)
When Quintessa Beaumont learns the US Navy has established the WAVES program for women, she enlists, determined to throw off her frivolous ways and truly contribute. Lt. Cdr. Dan Avery employs his skills as a radar specialist to fight U-boats at the peak of the Battle of the Atlantic, but the last thing he wants to see on his radar is Tess. As Dan and Tess work together at the Boston Navy Yard, Tess proves her worth and finds her affections drawn by the no-nonsense officer, realizing he sees her as the greatest nonsense of all. While the German Navy challenges Dan’s radar skills, the changes in Tess challenge his notions—and his heart.
I’m so excited to be able to share these stories with you, and I’m thankful to my agent, Rachel Kent of Books & Such Literary Agency  and everyone at Revell Books for giving me the opportunity to do so. And I thank the Lord for all my readers and friends, who have encouraged me and supported me through this crazy writing journey.

17 responses to “New Book Series!”

  1. Anne Mateer says:

    Congrats, Sarah! Those sound great! Looking forward to them!

  2. Jamie says:

    Very exciting! Lots of great WWII stories to look forward to!

  3. Kalin says:

    Yay!! So excited to read them!! Congrats!!!
    If only those dates weren’t so far away!! I still haven’t read two of your newer books, so I’ll busy myself with them until then. 🙂

  4. Oh, Happy Day! We need to CELEBRATE!!!

  5. Keli Gwyn says:

    Congratulations!!! The stories sound awesome. Can’t wait to read them. I wish you well on the writing.

  6. Another exciting series to look forward to. Can’t wait!

  7. Anonymous says:

    I am super excited, I cannot wait! They all sound so good.

  8. Becky says:

    I can tell you my dad’s polar bear story if you want it for one of the books. He was on a destroyer escort in the North Atlantic. If you want some of his stories I can give you my phone number by email. I will love these stories as much as all your others! I love the quality with which you write.

  9. MichelleH says:

    A “plucky female pharmacist”, hey? Sound like anyone we know? 🙂

    Congratulations! I really look forward to reading them!

  10. Wonderful news Sarah and Congratulations!!!
    Looking forward to follow this new series of course!
    God is truly good, is He not?!

  11. Sarah Sundin says:

    Thanks, everyone! I can’t wait to tell these stories.

    Karen – I’m celebrating by…doing laundry??? Yes, that’s wrong. But necessary. We already celebrated with a nice dinner out when I got the contract offer.

    Michelle – never had the word “plucky” ascribed to me, but thanks 🙂 Lillian’s personality is very different from mine – her story will be a lot of fun.

    Noelle – God is most definitely good 🙂

  12. Laundry? Yes, that’s SO wrong. And yet, I’m also doing menial tasks around the house. It’s odd how by the time we get to announce the news, we’ve already been celebrating for quite a while, just not able to say anything.

  13. Pam K. says:

    Congratulations! This sounds like it will be another great series I will want to read.

  14. sign me up! Let me know when there is more of a fix on titles and I’ll add them to Goodreads. 🙂

  15. Embassie says:

    So excited for you! Your books are so much fun to read and yet such a fount of information. Looking forward to it!
    Em

  16. Anonymous says:

    Hi Sarah

    Congratulation to the new book series! I’m so happy to know that there will be more books coming.

    Love the 2WW theme, as for me this is a very interessting topic.

    Best Regards

    Ramona

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