Monday, March 25, 2019

Far Side of the Sea by Kate Breslin

Far Side of the SeaBook Description:
In spring 1918, Lieutenant Colin Mabry, a British soldier working with MI8 after suffering injuries on the front, receives a message by carrier pigeon. It is from Jewel Reyer, the woman he once loved and who saved his life--a woman he believed to be dead. Traveling to France to answer her urgent summons, he desperately hopes this mission will ease his guilt and restore the courage he lost on the battlefield.

Colin is stunned, however, to discover the message came from Jewel's half sister, Johanna. Johanna, who works at a dovecote for French Army Intelligence, found Jewel's diary and believes her sister is alive in the custody of a German agent. With spies everywhere, Colin is skeptical of Johanna, but as they travel across France and Spain, a tentative trust begins to grow between them.

When their pursuit leads them straight into the midst of a treacherous plot, danger and deception turn their search for answers into a battle for their lives

My Thoughts:
Oh my, this is a fantastic historical story. It isn't just a romance, it is more. I remember thinking I wanted to know more about Colin in the last book I read by Ms. Breslin and I was so happy with I got this book. I usually read romantic suspense, but this was a refreshing change but it still had some suspense in it. The author does a great job with recreating the time period and making you feel like you are really there with the characters in the middle of a war.
Johanna's desire to be reunited with her family was completely endearing but also urgent for her. Colin is always suspicious but such a great man. The book kept me interested from start to finish. I learned quite a bit about the time period that I just didn't know and the author made it fun. Carrier pigeons for communication? Awesome.  
5/5, I loved it.

Thank you to the author 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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