by Sandy Kirby Quandt
High as the Heavens, Kate Breslin’s latest book, takes place in German occupied Brussels during World War I. The main character, Eve Marche, leads a double life. Between her duties as a British Red Cross nurse and her work at her aunt and uncle’s cafe, Eve manages to provide intelligence to the Belgian underground resistance group, Le Dame Blanche. There are many twists and turns in High as the Heavens that keep you guessing as the plot unfolds.
Among Eve’s many secrets is the deadly secret that haunts her days and puts a barrier between herself and God’s free gift of grace.
I appreciated all the fascinating well-researched details Breslin populated High as the Heavens with which brought the time period to life, and added authenticity to her story.
For me, though, there were far too many characters to keep track of. I also found the frequent switch from present day 1917 to “three years earlier” in the beginning of the book rather distracting.
With that said, I would recommend High as the Heavens to all those who enjoy reading historical fiction with a touch of romance.
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Bethany House provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for a fair and honest review, which is exactly what I gave.
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