Monday, June 13, 2016

Sarah Sundin: Unchangeable Identity in Christ

Dear Readers: 
I am so excited today because bestselling author SARAH SUNDIN is visiting Everything Writerly!

Welcome, Sarah!
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Readers, if you're not familiar with Sarah or her work, here's her bio:

Sarah Sundin is the author of eight historical novels, including Anchor in the Storm. Her novel Through Waters Deep was named to Booklist’s “101 Best Romance Novels of the Last 10 Years,” and her novella “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” in Where Treetops Glisten was a finalist for the 2015 Carol Award. A mother of three, Sarah lives in California, works on-call as a hospital pharmacist, and teaches Sunday school.

And now, Sarah, please tell us about God's leading you to write your latest book.

"When I started Anchor in the Storm, I knew my hero and heroine wanted to succeed in their careers. Lillian Avery lost her leg in a childhood accident, and her career as a pharmacist gives her the independence she craves. Meanwhile, Archer Vandenberg is determined to make his own way in the world, apart from his family’s wealth, and he relies on his career in the US Navy.
 "But when story events threatened both careers, I discovered the novel’s theme. Where do we put our security? Our identity? Our hope?
 "As I went through this journey with Arch and Lillian, I faced challenges in my own life. My nest is emptying, so the “mom” portion of my identity is shifting. I thought I might lose my own job as a pharmacist—and I wasn’t sure I’d get another writing contract. If I wasn’t a stay-at-home mom, a pharmacist, an author…who was I?
 "The theme verse for this novel is Hebrews 6:18-19 (KJV): “We might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast” (KJV). I learned along with Arch and Lillian—when you are a child of God, that part of your identity never changes. And the Lord provides security that will never fail, no matter what happens in this world. Cling to that anchor, that hope.
That's awesome. God is so good! 
And the book sounds great. Here's a blurb:

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 spurns the attention of society boy Ens. Archer Vandenberg. As Arch’s destroyer battles U-boats along the East Coast, Lillian uncovers a black market drug ring. Arch and Lillian work together on the investigation, but can he ever earn her trust and affection?

Readers, see all of Sarah's books, click here:   Sarah Sundin's Amazon Book Page


Rick Barry said...

Nice interview, with a worthy message. Thanks, ladies!

Sarah Sundin said...

Thank you, Rick!