A few months ago, I read and reviewed Kate Breslin's World War II novel FOR SUCH A TIME and back in 2015 I read her World War I title NOT BY SIGHT. When given the opportunity to read an early copy of her second World War I novel HIGH AS THE HEAVENS, I was delighted to accept. I wish I could say that I devoured the book the moment it arrived, but like many of my reading obligations, it had to take its place in a stack of other books. Well, it was worth the wait. Breslin creates characters with not only depth, but with moral character. Her details about the war and civilian life broaden my understanding. Knowing that the book is worth the wait, I am setting up a bit of a teaser. Fellow historical fiction lovers, read the publicity below about Breslin's latest title. Then in a couple days I will post my personal review. I am hoping two postings about her latest works will send you right to the library or the book store.
A British nurse in WWI German-occupied Brussels, Evelyn Marche spends her days at the hospital and her nights working at a café . . . or so it seems. Eve's most carefully guarded secret is that she also spends her nights carrying out dangerous missions as a spy for a Belgian resistance group.
When a plane crashes as she's en route to a rendezvous, Eve is the first to reach the downed plane and is shocked to recognize the badly injured pilot as British RFC Captain Simon Forrester. She risks her life to conceal him from the Germans, but as the secrets between them grow and the danger mounts, can they still hope to make it out of Belgium alive?
". . . Breslin creates a tale difficult to put down until its touching, soul-satisfying ending."--RT Book Reviews on Not by Sight
"Breslin's latest has non-stop action and intrigue set in the fascinating time period of World War I. The characters are detailed and realistic, reflecting emotions that speak to a broad audience in any era. The storyline is intricately plotted and filled with incredible detail that will keep readers engaged and desperate to know what will happen. The romance is tender and the historical events are captivating, making this a book that is not to be missed."
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