Kate Breslin’s sweeping new wartime novel will whisk you away to Scotland, 1918. Here the shocking drama of one young woman’s desperate attempt at a new beginning collides with a murderous plot to destroy the lives of many, and alter the course of the war. “As Dawn Breaks” was published by Bethany House late in 2021, and is a not-to-be-missed release by any fans of Ms. Breslin’ previous work, or readers who love masterfully-crafted historical novels.
Some of the many reasons I recommend this impeccably-researched story include:
- Spies and subterfuge take centre stage, which is made even more compelling as it is revealed trough the eyes of multiple characters.
- With deft prose, a twisting and turning plot, and inspirational themes that deeply resonated with me, “As Dawn Breaks” had me alternately smiling at the antics of the youngest characters and holding my breath as the life-or-death secrets began to unravel.
- I definitely did not foresee the identity of the antagonist (though afterwards I wondered how I could have missed it).
- The ending is unexpected yet perfect.
- And last but not least, the romance between Rose and Alex is sweet and tender (yet not without some pretty intense hurdles to overcome).
Without question, “As Dawn Breaks” is a captivating saga that will stay with you long after you finish the last page. It is written by a master of the craft, with incredible attention to historical detail combined with vivid storytelling. As Ms. Breslin transports you to the landscape of WWI, it does not hesitate to reveal the depths of both pain and beauty that came from this time period. I highly recommend this rich, thoughtful, and intriguing tale.
“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.”