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Historical Fiction - Not by Sight by Kate Breslin


I've just "met" a new historical fiction author, Kate Breslin, author of Not by Sight.

Here's how the publisher describes the book:  "With Britain caught up in WWI, Jack Benningham, heir to the Earl of Stonebrooke, has declared himself a conscientious objector. Instead, he secretly works for the Crown by tracking down German spies on British soil, his wild reputation and society status serving as a foolproof cover. Blinded by patriotism and concern for her brother on the front lines, wealthy suffragette Grace Mabry will do whatever it takes to assist her country's cause. When she sneaks into a posh London masquerade ball to hand out white feathers of cowardice, she never imagines the chain of events she'll set off when she hands a feather to Jack. And neither of them could anticipate the extent of the danger and betrayal that follows them--or the faith they'll need to maintain hope."

It was a very good read.  A very creative storyline, and it gave me a good glimpse into this slice of history.  I liked getting to know the characters - and I "felt" their joys and pains as I was reading.  I especially liked the two main characters and watching their struggle to know one another well and get beyond past fears.  There are great lessons in the book about not judging a book by it's cover!  The landscape descriptions were beautifully written - I could easily picture the lovely sights.

It was a light-hearted easy read that I would recommend this book to any female reader age 14+.  I received this book as a gift from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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