Kate Breslin’s latest novel, High as the Heavens, is a WWI masterpiece. Would you look at that cover? Gorgeous. Plus, there’s this perfect blend of romance, history, dynamic characters, and intrigue in her writing.
By day, Eve Marche is a widowed nurse in occupied Belgium. By night, she’s a member of an underground resistance network. When an Allied plane crashes nearby, Eve is shocked to realize that the injured airman and spy is Simon Forrester – her husband. Eve and Simon struggle toward reconciliation while Simon recovers and they both continue their spy work. Rather hard to trust a spy, no?
I loved the premise of this book – a devastated widow joins the fight to help defeat the enemy that cost her her husband. And then years later, she finds out she’s not actually a widow. —Say what?! My head snapped back around in a double-take on that page!
The plot was fascinating: World War I-era Europe, spies sneaking about in the night, planes carrying operatives and coded messages, a romance rekindled in wartime…. Whooo-eee! (Don’t mind me, just over here fanning myself. Swooning a little over Simon – did I mention he’s a dashing Scotsman? That accent!) As a mystery buff (don’t ask how many crime dramas I watch), there’s nothing better than a compelling inspy romance full of suspenseful drama! Add in some WW history, and I’m sold. 🙂
My rating: 4/5 stars
Recommended for: fans of historical fiction, inspy romance, or suspense; those who favor WWI-era history; readers interested in the history of western Europe; fans of Kate Breslin, Sarah Sundin, or other authors who favor WWI or WWII settings
Note: I received a copy of this novel via NetGalley.