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#BookReview: High as the Heavens by Kate Breslin

27 Jun

High as the Heavens captivated me from beginning to end! Set amid the backdrop of World War I, Kate Breslin thrills readers with a fascinating tale of intrigue and suspense. I loved the intricacies of the plot and the historical details that are cleverly woven through this dramatic story. A sweeping tale of risk and romance, High as the Heavens is not to be missed!

I received a complimentary copy of this book. No review was required, and all thoughts expressed are my own.

 

About the book:

In 1917, Evelyn Marche is just one of many women who has been widowed by the war. A British nurse trapped in German-occupied Brussels, she spends her days working at a hospital and her nights as a waitress in her aunt and uncle’s café. Eve also has a carefully guarded secret keeping her in constant danger: She’s a spy working for a Belgian resistance group in league with the British Secret Service.

When a British plane crashes in Brussels Park, Eve is the first to reach the downed plane and is shocked to discover she recognizes the badly injured pilot. British RFC Captain Simon Forrester is now a prisoner of war, and Eve knows he could be shot as a spy at any time. She risks her own life to hide him from the Germans, but as the danger mounts and the secrets between them grow, their chance of survival looks grim. And even if they do make it out alive, the truth of what lies between them may be more than any love can overcome.

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Not By Sight Giveaway

5 Aug

Not By Sight Giveaway

Bethany House Publishers is celebrating the release of Not By Sight by giving away two fantastic prize packages! Enter here!

Don’t miss this captivating story! Read my review here.

 

First Prize: Come for Tea

With war overseas and intrigue and espionage at home, everything around Grace Mabry is in turmoil except her father’s lovely teahouse. However, the invisible ink of misfortune is on the wall and everything is about to change.

Whether in turmoil or peace, nothing is as soothing and delightful as a cup of tea. Create your own oasis with this stunning antique tea set. Made and shipped from England, this fine bone china tea set will take your breath away!

Enjoy the taste of the finest English tea with this loose leaf tea chest including 6 delicious flavors of tea: (Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Irish Breakfast, Assam, Ceylon OP Black, Singell Darjeeling) Tea strainer included with prize.

You will love the world of Kate Breslin’s Not by Sight and this DVD, The Manners of Downton Abbey. will take you even deeper into the world of Edwardian manners. Discover the secrets of how the aristocratic set dined and dressed, how they married and made money, how they interacted with the servants (and the servants interacted with each other), and above all why they behaved as they did.

 

Second Prize: Spies Like Us

Jack Benningham may not be what he seems, but as Grace Mabry slowly realizes, he is not the only one who is an imposter. Everyone is hiding something and Grace just wants to discover the truth.

Discover the truth for yourself as you spy out a mystery, or beauty, or even just have an adventure. This vintage genuine leather satchel will see you through wherever the journey takes you.

Enjoy This lovely emerald green leather journal and invisible ink pens. Write secret messages to yourself, or hide your innermost thoughts with invisible ink.

This telescoping brass spyglass will make you feel like you are a spy in the 1920’s, even if all you are spying on is the birds! Comes with a beautiful protective wooden box.

Review: Not By Sight

3 Aug

Not By Sight by Kate Breslin

Not By Sight by Kate Breslin

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With Britain caught up in WWI, Jack Benningham, heir to the Earl of Stonebrooke, has declared himself a conscientious objector. Instead, he secretly works for the Crown by tracking down German spies on British soil, his wild reputation and society status serving as a foolproof cover.

Blinded by patriotism and concern for her brother on the front lines, wealthy suffragette Grace Mabry will do whatever it takes to assist her country’s cause. When she sneaks into a posh London masquerade ball to hand out white feathers of cowardice, she never imagines the chain of events she’ll set off when she hands a feather to Jack.

And neither of them could anticipate the extent of the danger and betrayal that follows them–or the faith they’ll need to maintain hope.

 

My thoughts:

Not By Sight is a compelling story that sweeps the reader into a world of intrigue, drama, and romance! I loved the complexity of the characters and their stories; Jack Benningham is an enigmatic hero and Grace Mabry is a charming heroine. Their story, reminiscent of Beauty and the Beast, completely captivated me!

The time period and setting of this story set it apart from most. My knowledge of World War I is very limited, and I was fascinated by the history and events of this time. Filled with secrets, suspense, and surprises, Not By Sight is gripping tale. Kate Breslin writes with a richness and depth that is hard to match, and I believe fans of historical romance and literary fiction will love this beautiful story! I certainly did!

I received a complimentary copy of Not By Sight in exchange for an unbiased review. I appreciate the opportunity to read this story and share my thoughts.

 

Kate Breslin

A Florida girl and former bookseller, Kate Breslin migrated to the Pacific Northwest where she lives with her husband and a spoiled cat named Coco. Kate has written travel articles, published award-winning poetry, and was a finalist in RWA’s Golden Heart Contest. For Such A Time is her debut novel; now that she’s writing inspirational romance, Kate enjoys creating stories showing how God’s love brings two hearts together. When she’s not plotting the next novel, Kate can be found with her nose in a book, or enjoying a long walk in one of Washington’s beautiful forests. She also likes to do a bit of traveling to new places–great for finding the next story idea! She’d love to hear from you, so please stop by and say hello at www.katebreslin.com.