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:

If you are wishing to travel but your budget is limited, this is the book for you! I enjoyed traveling Eastern Europe in the pages of this exciting story. We start out in England, travel across the pond to Paris, France, and take a train to Barcelona, Spain with several other stops in various locations.

Set during World War I, we are often close enough to witness the bombings. Spies for various nations are in abundance and often it’s difficult to discern who we can trust. If you are searching for a book that promises adventure, mystery and romance then look no further!

I love how real the story felt. The characters, the settings, the history. I felt like I was right there in the action! It did take me a few chapters to really sink into this story, however that could have been because I was sick and ended up setting the story aside for a few days to sleep and recover.

This book has earned a spot on my keeper shelf to be pulled back out later and enjoyed again! I encourage you to pick up a copy for your own enjoyment. Trust me, you’ll be glad you did!

(I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I am not required to write a positive review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.)

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About the Author:

KateBreslin  Former bookseller-turned-author Kate Breslin enjoys life in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and family. A writer of travel articles and award-winning poetry, Kate received Christian Retailing’s 2015 Best Award for First Time Author and her first novel, For Such A Time, won American Christian Fiction Writers 2015 Carol Award. Kate’s second novel, Not By Sight released in August, 2015. When she’s not writing inspirational fiction, Kate enjoys reading or taking long walks in Washington’s beautiful woodlands. She also likes traveling to new places, both within the U.S. and abroad, having toured Greece, Rome, and much of Western Europe. New destinations make for fresh story ideas. Please visit her at

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