Friday, March 22, 2019

Far Side of the Sea Review

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 About the Book

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. (Goodreads)


My Thoughts

I have really enjoyed all of Kate Breslin's novels and was very excited to dive into this one. I adore the cover of this book, it could be one of my all time favorite covers. I enjoyed the history and the setting of this book and the characters seemed well developed. I had a hard time loving the story line as for me, it seemed to move slowly. I know many others have said otherwise so really it will come down to personal preference. I did enjoy this book I just struggled with it keeping my attention, especially near the beginning. The later part of the book picks up and the ending I thought well written. 
I appreciate Kate writing about this time in history so if you are a history fan you might enjoy this book.

Four Stars. 

"I received this book from Bethany House Publishers for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."











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