Ken Ball’s debut novel A Fisherman\s Tale: Men That Go Down to the Sea in Ships was a resounding success and now he’s back with a second book about Jimmy Major, a young man from a small fishing community on Newfoundland’s southwest coast. Readers first met Jimmy in 1937 when he was 16 and going to sea to make a living as a fisherman, first on a banking schooner and later as skipper of his own vessel. In Will Your Anchor Hold?: A Fisherman’s Tale Jimmy is 20, living in Harbour Breton, and skipper of the beam trawler Ocean Fancy. He’s a married man and he and his wife, Martha, are about to become first time parents. Ken continues Jim’s story through World War Two, encountering a German submarine on the Grand Banks, deaths and illnesses, the ups and down of life on land and at sea, and much much. more. This is a wonderful read!