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“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.

“A Front Page Affair” by Radha Vatsal

“A Front Page Affair” by Radha Vatsal is the first book in Kitty Weeks Mystery novel series.  Set in New York in the months before the United States joined in World War I, this mystery has all the drama of a spy novel, murder mystery and romance of the era.  Capability Weeks is a fledgling reporter for the New York Sentinel newspaper, for the Ladies’ Page section of the paper.  During the course of an interview with a society matron at a party, Kitty involves herself in the investigation of a murder that takes place during the party.  Everywhere she turns, sinister happenings occur.  This novel was very interesting to me because the author included prominent figures of the era in the story and also events that occurred during this time.  I look forward to more Kitty Weeks mysteries and more novels from Ms. Vatsal.

I received a Print copy of this book from SourceBooks Publishers in return for my honest review.