Friday, July 24, 2015

Not by Sight by Kate Breslin

Title: Not by Sight
Author: Kate Breslin
Pages: 375
Release Date: July 28, 2015 (eBook), August 4, 2015 (paperback)
Genre: Historical Romance (1917 – England)
Publisher: Bethany House
Format: Paperback
Note: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

About the book:

     In the spring of 1917, all of Britain’s attention is on the WWI war front and the thousands of young men serving their country on the front lines. Jack Benningham, dashing heir to the Earl of Stonebrooke, is young and able-bodied but refuses to enlist despite the contempt of his peers.

     A wealthy young suffragette, Grace Mabry will do anything to assist her country’s cause. Men like Jack infuriate her when she thinks of her own brother fighting in the trenches of France, so she has no reservations about handing him a white feather of cowardice at a posh masquerade ball.

     But Grace could not anticipate the danger and betrayal set into motion by her actions, and soon she and Jack are forced to learn the true meaning of courage when the war raging overseas suddenly strikes much closer to home and their fervent beliefs become a matter of life and death.

My review:

     This is an incredible historical romance.

     I absolutely loved this book. It is filled with a lot of marvelous characters that are extremely well developed. I love both Grace Mabry and Jack Benningham. It was a joy to uncover each and every aspect of their personalities. It was equally enjoyable to see their growth throughout the story.

     The progression of the story was fascinating. I was captivated by it before the end of chapter one. It had a number of great twists that caught me off guard, including a couple of major surprises near the end of it.

     I really enjoyed learning about the Women’s Forage Corps in England during WWI. This is a time period that I really don’t know very much about. I like learning more history in the midst of reading my fiction books. I really appreciate all the time and effort that authors such as Kate Breslin put into writing their novels to make them historically accurate.

     I am really looking forward to reading more novels by this wonderful author. I can’t recommend this book highly enough. I have to give it a 5 star rating.

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