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Stories for His Glory

Far Side of the Sea by Kate Breslin May 3, 2019

Filed under: Book Reviews,Uncategorized — Melissa Finnegan @ 12:20 pm
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In 1918 England, Lieutenant Colin Mabry spends his days decoding messages for MI8 after suffering injuries at the front. When he receives an urgent summons by carrier pigeon from Jewel Reyer–a woman who saved his life and whom he believed to be dead–he can only hope he’ll regain the courage he lost on the front lines as he’s driven back into war-torn France.

But Jewel isn’t the one waiting for him in Paris. Instead, it is a stranger who claims to be her half sister, Johanna, who works at a dovecote for French Army Intelligence. She found Jewel’s diary and believes her sister is alive and in the custody of a German agent. With spies everywhere, Colin is at first skeptical of Johanna, but as they travel across France and Spain, a tentative trust grows.

That trust is quickly put to the test, however, when their pursuit leads them straight into the midst of a treacherous plot and their search for answers quickly turns into a battle for their lives.

My thoughts:

It was nice to catch up with some characters from an earlier book that Kate wrote. I kind of forgot about Colin and Grace.

I will say it took me quite a few chapters to really get into this story. There was a lot going on and my brain just wasn’t connecting with the story. But it finally did. Little hints were being dropped about possible issues that could arise and I had to keep reading to see what was going on and what would happen next.

I don’t know a lot about WWI so it is always interesting to read a story set in that time period.

This wasn’t my favorite Kate Breslin book but I did enjoy it overall.

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A copy of this book was given to me. All opinions are my own. 


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