“Not by Sight,” by Kate Breslin

I recently had the chance to read Not by Sight, by Kate Breslin. This fiction book was published on August 4, 2015, by Bethany House.

About this book (from the back cover):

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.

Final Verdict:

Ooh, this book is so good! I have been wanting to read a good historical fiction romance for a while now, and this one does not disappoint in any way. Honestly, the book description from the back cover does not do it justice. It’s kind of a Downton Abbey-meets-Jane Eyre novel. This is the first book of Breslin’s that I’ve read, but now I’m planning to read anything she writes. The WWI setting is intricately researched, and I loved learning about the Women’s Forage Corps (a real group that existed during WWI). The characters are very real, and I loved that the hero and the heroine got to know each other as they built a friendship. No insta-love here! While it is a Christian fiction novel, the faith aspect is integrated seamlessly into the plot, and does not feel out-of-place. This is a really fun read, and I highly recommend it!

 If you’d like to check out Not by Sight it is currently on sale for $8.29 for the Kindle version. (Regularly $14.99.) If you prefer a paperback copy, it’s currently on sale for $8.73. Remember, Amazon’s prices can change at any time.
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