You know every time I read a new book from this author it’s better and better. She is a fine story crafter. High as The Heaves is so very well written. I loved it. I seriously did! It’s a story told in a setting so believably real with characters so well developed you fall for them. The research and the details meticulously done and the book well-written and seamless. I will say gladly this is a must read for those like me who love historical fiction. Even if you don’t, this one may change our mind.
I enjoyed Kate’s other novels, truly, but this one is the high point of her writing career in my opinion. This author just improves and gets better every time.
Eve’s secrets just about undo her, and the plot twists and turns and keeps you guessing. The bad guys are bad and who knows who the good guys are? Who can you trust in war time, occupied by the enemy and surrounded by spies and agents, double agents and a liability every place you turn? Trying to rescue and help those who need help, protecting those who need protection and even trying to protect those who don’t know they need it. The main character in this novel rarely sleeps and that will be your lot too when you get involved with her story- sleepless nights because it’s hard to put this book down.
Of course there’s romance. I can tell you there’s a love story interweaved in a dangerous web of lies and deceit. This is a novel you will want your best friend to read, but you’ll want it back to read again later if you’re anything like me.
Romance, danger, faith, strong characters and a wild ride. What’s not to like?
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?
A Florida girl who migrated to the Pacific Northwest, Kate Breslin was a bookseller for many years. She is the author of For Such a Time and lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington. Find her online at http://www.katebreslin.com.
*I was given this book from Bethany House Publishers in order to review