Author: Kate Breslin
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: June 6, 2017
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Reviewer: Jessica Higgins
Fantastic historical fiction, mystery, and redemption all in one terrific story!
In 1917 German occupied Brussels, Evelyn Marche is just trying help the Allies while working as a nurse for the Red Cross. She believed that she had lost many of her family members during the occupation, until she recently learns that her brother and sister were able to escape a work camp train and flee to France. She also believed herself to be a widow of the war until a plane crashes near her hospital and she finds her husband was a survivor, but also an Allied spy. Now she must figure out a way to save him without jeopardizing her position. But being apart three years has changed both of them. The more they learn about each other, the more secrets between them are uncovered. Will they be able to be a family again if this war ever stops?
As usual, Kate Breslin does a great job weaving a story together set in war ravaged Europe. Not much focuses on the Great War itself, but on the internal war within Evelyn. She has gone through so much in a short period of time that has really challenged her faith, as I have to believe it would have mine as well. The treatment she received the first night of the occupation as well as losing most of her family members would easily tear up someone’s soul. Simon’s had to rely on his faith to make it through multiple POW camps just to hope to see his wife again. Setback after setback, he still managed to make it through and trust in God. He was a very likable character that we all need to have a friend that resembles him. If you are going through inner struggles today, I suggest you read Eve’s story.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.