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Book Review: High as the Heavens by Kate Breslin

158Page-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: Confession. I struggled to get into this one for some unknown reason. I think it was just one of those rare things that happened. But BELIEVE me, there was PLENTY here to get wrapped up in. So my struggle may not be yours.
Breslin does such an excellent job at packing you up and dropping you off overseas in 1917. The history is rich but easy to understand. She brings so much light to life in occupied Europe during WWI. There was also so much detail and insight into underground networks during the war. I found this fascinating. Couple that with the excitement of an unknown double agent, well-developed characters, a solid message on faith and Christ’s forgiveness, and unexpected twists along the way and you’ve found yourself a worthy war fiction novel.

Rating and Recommendation: I’m giving High as the Heavens 4.5 stars and recommending it to those who enjoy Christian Historical Fiction or Christian war fiction.

~ I received a copy from Bethany House. All thoughts are my own. I was not compensated for this review.

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