Wednesday, June 28, 2017

High as the Heavens by Kate Breslin

High As the HeavensBook Description:
In 1917, Evelyn Marche is just one of many women who has been widowed by the war. A British nurse trapped in German-occupied Brussels, she spends her days working at a hospital and her nights as a waitress in her aunt and uncle's cafĂ©. Eve also has a carefully guarded secret keeping her in constant danger: She's a spy working for a Belgian resistance group in league with the British Secret Service. 

When a British plane crashes in Brussels Park, Eve is the first to reach the downed plane and is shocked to discover she recognizes the badly injured pilot. British RFC Captain Simon Forrester is now a prisoner of war, and Eve knows he could be shot as a spy at any time. She risks her own life to hide him from the Germans, but as the danger mounts and the secrets between them grow, their chance of survival looks grim. And even if they do make it out alive, the truth of what lies between them may be more than any love can overcome.

My Thoughts:
Loved this book.  Eve is a nurse whose husband was killed in the war.  She is a nurse working in Brussels and pretending to  go along with the Germans that are occupying it.  The whole time she is working as a spy for the resistance.  Eve is good at keeping her head down and doing her job, then a plane crashes and Eve is shocked to recognize the pilot.  She risks her life to keep him safe and alive.I loved Eve.  She just has a quiet strength that shows throughout the book.  She went to her mother after her newly wed husband was killed early in the war.  I absolutely LOVED her mother.  She was so smart and resourceful.  The author did a wonderful job with the time period and making the characters and situation real.  There was a lot of historical detail and I loved the interaction between Eve and the pilot.  There were sticky spots and plenty of action as well.  Absolutely a 5/5.

Thank you to the author/publisher for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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