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What is this book about?
It is 1941 and America teeters on the brink of war. Outgoing naval officer Ensign Jim Avery escorts British convoys across the North Atlantic in a brand-new destroyer, the USS Atwood. Back on shore, Boston Navy Yard secretary Mary Stirling does her work quietly and efficiently, happy to be out of the limelight. Yet, despite her reserved nature, she 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 that many new challenges–and dangers–await them.
Oh the mystery! I loved following Mary while she ‘Nancy Drew’d’ her way through the mystery of who was sabotaging the Naval ships. I liked both Mary and Jim’s personalities which were well matched in that Mary was an introvert and Jim was outgoing.
Both Mary and Jim struggled with their personalities and agreed to help each other be better than they were in what they considered their failings. They were friends first and that developed into a nice romance.
The only drawback, for me, was the technical side of Jim’s time on the ship. I appreciated the author’s attention to detail, but I did get a little lost in it. However, the interesting side characters more than made up for it.
What I enjoyed most about this book:
The mystery with a nice friend to lovers romance.
What I didn’t like about this book:
I skimmed through the technical details from the workings on the ship.
Would I recommend this book to others? Definitely. This author has a way of drawing the reader into the history. The characters have nice depth and the mystery was interesting to solve. This is the first book in this series.
Note: I received this book complimentary from a giveaway. I was not required to give a review. All of the opinions I have expressed here are honest and my own.
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