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High as the Heavens

24105713Page-Turning Intrigue and Romance from an Up-and-Coming Historical Romance Talent

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 café. 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.

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.**

5 StarOccasionally, there are those stories that just blow you away. Whether it be the writing, the characters, or the plot. Kate Breslin’s new novel, High as the Heavens, has all of those things and more.

On a side note: I actually bounced back and forth between reading a digital copy of this book that I received for review and an audiobook version from Audible read by Renee Ertl. I had enough things that I needed to do that did not allow me to just and read so an audiobook seemed like a good compromise… but I loved listening to this book!

Okay, but as for the story itself… This novel had so many twists and turns that I never knew where the story would take me next. Because of this, I really couldn’t get through this book fast enough. The characters were fabulous—that perfect blend of heroics and flaws. Add that to a setting the is fraught with dangers and struggles due to the war and a bit of espionage, and well, this is just a novel that can’t be put down.

If you enjoy historical fiction and WWI settings, this is a great book and one that I can highly recommend.

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