Thursday, October 22, 2015

Not By Sight by Kate Breslin

About the Book
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.

My Thoughts
After absolutely loving this author's debut I couldn't wait to read this book and thankfully it didn't disappoint! Due to a rather hectic schedule it took me quite awhile to get through but that in no way reflected my opinion of this book. There aren't too many WWI stories out there and I loved that the author chose to have this book take place then. Jack and Grace were both amazing characters and I loved their romance. Grace's patriotism was admirable and I liked the fact that she wasn't afraid to do hard work that she was unaccustomed to in order to help those who were fighting. I also liked how much she cared about those around her and how easily she forgave. Jack was a bit rough around the edges but it was beautiful to watch as Grace broke through his walls to the kind man he truly was. I enjoyed all the other characters too and it was cool to get some of their stories. The bit of mystery and intrigue was enjoyable and this book held me captive until the last page. And speaking of the last page I won't spoil anything but I did want to mention that I loved how the author handled some things at the end! All in all this was a simply amazing book that I loved and I can't wait to see what this author has in store for us next!

Meet the Author
A Florida girl who migrated to the Pacific Northwest, Kate Breslin was a bookseller for many years. She is the author of For Such a Time and lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington. Find her online at

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


Rissi said...

Well, this sounds like a MUST read! Like you, I loved the idea this one was set in WWI since that's kind of a forgotten time period. Thanks for the review, Abbi! :)

Abbi Hart said...

Rissi-It is! I definitely recommend it!

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