Tuesday, July 25, 2017

High As The Heavens - by Kate Breslin - five stars!

This book was really an interesting read.  It was set during war time based mostly in Brussels in 1917.  Germans have occupied the city and have even taken over any homes they wish to have the occupants forced to give up bedrooms and play host or hostess to these men.  They take anything they wish to and make the people of Brussels lives miserable.  Many are starving while the Germans eat like kings. 

Evelyn Marche is a British nurse who has gone to live with her Mother after her husband was killed during the war, and she works as a Red Cross nurse at the hospital during the day while she works at her Aunt and Uncle’s café’ during the evenings.  She also works for the Belgian resistance and while going to meet someone in secret one evening, she rescues a pilot who is in bad shape from a down airplane.  She hides him away and try’s her best to get him out of Brussels, but many things happen to impede that trip.  There are many secrets between the two and the biggest secret well you’ll have to read the book and see. 

The book was pretty realistic there were many things about the book that I had seen similar stories on the history channel.  The book was based on some stories the author took some liberties with but then that is fiction often times built around something that was fact!

I received this book through Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

Description of Book: 
High As the Heavens
by Kate Breslin (Goodreads Author)

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