If you enjoy historical fiction, then this is the book for you. I was immediately transported to Eve’s world and had to hold my breath as she carried out her dangerous work as a spy during WWI. There were even a few moments I was biting my nails to see what would happen next. I can’t imagine living during such a tumultuous time. Eve is a heroine in every sense of the word.
I think what I’ll remember most about this story is how the history was woven so well throughout the tale and the numerous surprises that made hours of reading seem like minutes. How I love a good plot twist!
While I wouldn’t exactly call this a romance, there is true love in this story, shown in several ways, and I appreciated how those relationships softened the otherwise bleak scenes of war.
High as the Heavens is an adventure for the reader from start to finish. Eve and Simon’s journey riveted me and I have no doubt they will capture your heart too.
I received a free copy from the publisher. No review, positive or otherwise, was required—all opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A Florida girl who migrated to the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Kate Breslin lives with her husband, John, and a very spoiled cat named Coco. Kate has written several travel articles, published award-winning poetry, and her first manuscript, a Scottish historical romance, was finalist in RWA’s Golden Heart Contest. These days, when she’s not writing inspirational fiction or spending time with her author friends, she’s reading books, watching anything Jane Austen on BBC, or following John’s musical career as his #1 fan. An avid “tree-hugger” she often enjoys long walks in the forests or playing in the garden. Kate’s also a traveler–she and John have toured most of Washington state and many places in the U.S. And with her intrepid mom as traveling companion, Kate’s also been abroad–Paris, Munich, Rome, Pompeii, Athens, even a day trip to Turkey. She’s always looking for the next story idea! Visit her at www.katebreslin.com.