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Not by Sight by Kate Breslin

Updated on July 31, 2015

Disclaimer

I was given this book, Not by Sight by Kate Breslin, at no cost by the Bethany House Blogger Review Program only for an honest review of the book.

In the spring of 1917, all of Britain's attention is on the WWI war front and the thousands of young men serving their country on the front lines. Jack Benningham, dashing heir to the Earl of Stonebrooke, is young and able-bodied but refuses to enlist despite the contempt of his peers.

— Kate Breslin

A wealthy young suffragette, Grace Mabry will do anything to assist her country's cause. Men like Jack infuriate her when she thinks of her own brother fighting in the trenches of France, so she has no reservations about handing him a white feather of cowardice at a posh masquerade ball.

— Kate Breslin

But Grace could not anticipate the danger and betrayal set into motion by her actions, and soon she and Jack are forced to learn the true meaning of courage when the war raging overseas suddenly strikes much closer to home and their fervent beliefs become a matter of life and death.

— Kate Breslin

Kate Breslin

Kate Breslin is a Florida girl who lives with her husband, John, and her very spoiled cat named Coco. Kate Breslin has written multiple travel articles, poetry, and a Scottish historical romance manuscript. In her spare times she enjoys reading books and watching Jane Austen on BBC, following her husband's music career, taking long walks in the forests, and playing in her garden. Her current works include:

  • Not by Sight
  • For Such a Time
  • Housing matters for CalWORKS families
  • CalWORKS: What do we know two years later?

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First off as I wrote in the disclaimer "I was given this book, Not by Sight by Kate Breslin, at no cost by the Bethany House Blogger Review Program only for an honest review of the book". I loved how the book began with the white feathers of cowardice being handed out at the ball. I liked that the book jumped right into the action and did not waste time with the slow parts such as why the feathers were being given out, the planning for the event, and backstories. Instead this information was distributed by the author in small pieces as the book went on; by doing it this way that author kept the book flowing and prevented it from becoming stagnant.

As the book continued I found myself liking the dynamic between Grace Mabry and her servant as they learn to be more than just Lady and maid, but instead equal friends during their time on the farm. I found the character Jack Benningham heir to the Earl of Stonebrooke to be truly dashing. I liked how he was first portrayed as a coward, but how the reader slowly learns of his true self and his background

I do not want to giveaway the plot line of this book to anyone so I won't go into more detail. However I will say this is a book worth reading it is the perfect balance between romance, mystery, intrigue, and suspense. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction.

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