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My Story for His Glory

As High As The Heavens by Katie Breslin July 13, 2017

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Page-Turning Intrigue and Romance from an Up-and-Coming Historical Romance Talent

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.

My thoughts:

I loved Katie’s first too books so I was very excited when this book came out. Honestly, it didn’t’ even matter to me what it was about because it was by Kate.

Eve is a woman with great strength and takes risks to do what she believes is right and help those who need it.

Simon is equally determined but finds himself in situations where he can’t do much.

I really wanted to love this book. I told myself to keep reading, keep reading, something will grab you. And sometimes things did grab me but I never really connected with this story and I really wanted to. I’m not even sure what is was. There is a lot going on, there’s never a dull moment but I never fell into the story to the point where I was unable to put the book down.

There are a lot of good things in this book but for some reason this one didn’t connect with me. As always, this is my opinion only.

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

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Not by Sight by Kate Breslin August 17, 2015

Filed under: Book Reviews,Monday Musings — Melissa Finnegan @ 12:58 pm
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not by sight

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Downton Abbey meets The Scarlet Pimpernel in Kate Breslin’s wonderful historical novel set amidst the drama of England’s World War I home front.”–award-winning author Elizabeth Camden

In the spring of 1917, all of Britain’s attention is on the WWI war front and the thousands of young men serving their country on the front lines. Jack Benningham, dashing heir to the Earl of Stonebrooke, is young and able-bodied but refuses to enlist despite the contempt of his peers.

A wealthy young suffragette, Grace Mabry will do anything to assist her country’s cause. Men like Jack infuriate her when she thinks of her own brother fighting in the trenches of France, so she has no reservations about handing him a white feather of cowardice at a posh masquerade ball.

But Grace could not anticipate the danger and betrayal set into motion by her actions, and soon she and Jack are forced to learn the true meaning of courage when the war raging overseas suddenly strikes much closer to home and their fervent beliefs become a matter of life and death.

 

My thoughts:

I read Kate’s debut novel last year, For Such A Time and it still ranks up there with one of my all time favorite books I’ve ever read, which is saying a lot because I read A LOT. So when I saw her second novel release I couldn’t wait to read it.

This one is very different but so good. Kate has a way of crafting a novel that is beautiful.

It wasn’t what I was expecting, the tone of this book isn’t as dark as the first and had more of the tone of most books I read, but I enjoyed it very much and couldn’t wait to get back to the characters.

Grace lives up to her name. She is truly grace to those she comes in contact with, she touches her friends lives and encourages them to be all God created them to be. She see’s beyond the wounds of people into their heart. This should be the person each of us strives to be.

Jack is a stubborn man yet likable. His wounds are very visible yet he continually rejects the One who can fully heal Him. His wounds have changed him, now if only he can use that change for good.

This had almost a Beauty and the Beast feel to it, you’ll know what I mean as you read the book.

I also loved the faith theme found throughout the book that ties into the title of the book. Faith is something we all need to work on because it is something we can’t see but we must believe.

Overall, a wonderful read that I highly recommend.

Visit Kate here.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christianbook.com, Books-A-Million or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.