Tuesday, 24 October 2017

High as the Heavens by Kate Breslin

I loved this book so much! I started reading "High as the Heavens" intending to just read a couple of chapters before bed...and I ended up finishing it in one sitting. I could not put it down. It was like it was glued to my fingers or something. What a talented author...

For me, historical romances make it or break it in the details. This book was clearly well researched and felt so genuine and true to its era. I was immersed into World War I occupied Brussels and honestly felt like I was there.

Evelyn or Eve Marche is a nurse in a German hospital during the day and a spy for the Belgian resistance by night. With her mother, aunt and uncle aiding her they have designed an elaborate scheme for getting information from the front back to British Intelligence. No mission is ever easy or safe and Eve doesn't expect to make it through the war alive. And why should she? Her two younger siblings and her husband have already been lost. With only her mother left, Eve takes the risks she needs to in order to help conquer the Germans.

Dancing a delicate and dangerous line between flirting with the enemy and feeding information to the Allies, Eve's living on borrowed time. When she is called on another midnight mission, Eve has no reason to believe that this one will be anything extraordinary - until she recognizes the package. In that moment, Eve's life is dramatically changed and is now much more dangerous than it was hours before. Eve is flung into a rapid series of events where one misstep will mean the demise of all those she holds dear to her heart.

I loved this book and give it full marks. A definite must read.

Back Cover: 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?

Thank-you so much to Graf Martin and Baker Publishing House for a copy of this book - you can send me more by Kate Breslin ANY time :)

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