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Far Side of the Sea
by Kate Breslin
From the back cover:
In 1918 England, Lieutenant Colin Mabry spends his days decoding messages for MI8 after suffering injuries at the front. When he receives an urgent summons by carrier pigeon from Jewel Reyer–a woman who saved his life and whom he believed to be dead–he can only hope he’ll regain the courage he lost on the front lines as he’s driven back into war-torn France.
But Jewel isn’t the one waiting for him in Paris. Instead, it is a stranger who claims to be her half sister, Johanna, who works at a dovecote for French Army Intelligence. She found Jewel’s diary and believes her sister is alive and in the custody of a German agent. With spies everywhere, Colin is at first skeptical of Johanna, but as they travel across France and Spain, a tentative trust grows.
That trust is quickly put to the test, however, when their pursuit leads them straight into the midst of a treacherous plot and their search for answers quickly turns into a battle for their lives.
About the author:
A Florida girl who migrated to the Pacific Northwest, Kate Breslin was a bookseller for many years. She is a Carol Award winner and a RITA and Christy Award finalist and lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington. Find her online at www.katebreslin.com.
Step right into the middle of World War I as bombs explode and spies lurk everywhere. Who do you trust?
Colin and Johanna set out on a dangerous quest, the results of which may surprise you. Far Side of the Sea combines the intrigue of war intelligence with the deeper themes of self-identity and wholeness. Well-developed characters and action keep the pages turning!
Much research obviously went into Far Side of the Sea, and I enjoyed learning more about the spies as well as the role of carrier pigeons during WWI. It’s not often I finish a work of fiction feeling I have learned so many new things.
Whether you enjoy a good war story or are looking to experience something new, you’ll want to add Far Side of the Sea to your to-be-read list. This was my first Kate Breslin novel, but it won’t be my last!