Book Review: High as the Heavens by Kate Breslin
Book Title: High as the Heavens
Author: Kate Breslin
Genre: Fiction, Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Christianity, World War I
My Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆
High as the Heavens blends mystery, romance, and intrigue in a story based on true-life events during World War I. Evelyn Marche is a British nurse who lives in war-torn, German-occupied Belgium. Nursing is not her only occupation, however; at night, she works as a spy for the Belgian resistance. One night she discovers a crashed Allied plane and is shocked to discover that she knows one of the passengers-- someone she had thought was dead.
After being apart for three years, the war has changed them both in ways they cannot fathom. Will they be able to find their way back to each other's hearts? It won't be easy, especially with a traitor among the resistance who could blow their cover at any moment.
I enjoyed reading this and discovering many things I did not know about World War I. I like the author's method of going back and forth between the present and flashbacks from the past. However, you won't find any deep spiritual lessons in this story, and I was a little disappointed that the author didn't connect the story to the Scripture she shared in the beginning of the book. It was a bit of a missed opportunity to teach the truth, but the story itself was intriguing and hard to put down!
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy Christian historical fiction and would like to learn more about the World War I era. I really enjoyed this book and I would recommend it! :)
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