“Not by Sight” by Kate Breslin

Kate Breslin is a wonderfully talented author.  Her novel, “Not by Sight” was one that I was not able to stop reading until the end.  I stayed up far too late for a couple of evenings because each page-turn brought more curiosity about what would happen next.  There was also the hint of danger and espionage along with the story of the Women’s Land Army of WWI.  I was intrigued by these women who did their part for the war effort by doing back-breaking farming work to free up the men to fight…very well researched and presented.

In this novel Grace has no use for conscientious objectors who will not join up.  She is particularly frustrated and angry at Jack Bellingham, a supposed rake and rogue who plots to avoid joining up, when Grace’s brother Colin is fighting in the trenches.  Unbeknownst to Grace, Jack is a part of the war effort, not just in the way she thinks he should be.  I am not going to go into the description of the plot of this story because I don’t want to spoil it for future readers.  Just know that I will pounce on any book written by Kate Breslin.  She always gives the reader great characters, great plots, great word images to go along with the story so that you feel a part of it.

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