Saturday, August 29, 2015

Book Review: Not By Sight by Kate Breslin

This book is set in 1917 England. The country is at war and Grace Mabry intends to attend a masquerade ball to hand a white feather to some of the attendees. A white feather is a sign of cowardice and to be presented with one is to expose this cowardice to others.

Jack Bennington is known as a conscientious objector. This makes him a target for one of Grace's feathers. However, Bennington truly hunts for German spies for the Crown.

The presentation of the feather leads to many events throughout the book. Some of them are dangerous and some come close to betrayal.

Kate Breslin has been a bookseller and author of poetry and travel articles. Her debut novel, For Such A Time, won a Christy Award, RITA award and was a Carol finalist. It also opened the door for Kate to receive Christian Retailing's 2015 Best Award for first-time authors.

Breslin is able to paint a picture with the words that she chooses. When at the ball, I could envision each of the characters that she described, as well as the surroundings and actions throughout the book.  I look forward to reading more books by this authors.

I was given this book by NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

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