In 1917, Evelyn Marche is just one of many women who has been widowed by the war. A British nurse trapped in German-occupied Brussels, she spends her days working at a hospital and her nights as a waitress in her aunt and uncle's café. Eve also has a carefully guarded secret keeping her in constant danger: She's a spy working for a Belgian resistance group in league with the British Secret Service.
When a British plane crashes in Brussels Park, Eve is the first to reach the downed plane and is shocked to discover she recognizes the badly injured pilot. British RFC Captain Simon Forrester is now a prisoner of war, and Eve knows he could be shot as a spy at any time. She risks her own life to hide him from the Germans, but as the danger mounts and the secrets between them grow, their chance of survival looks grim. And even if they do make it out alive, the truth of what lies between them may be more than any love can overcome.
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Once you turn the first page will you be hooked on this story including time and place, and will be walking in our heroine’s shoes, this is WWI.
We meet Evelyn, Eve, as a teenage, and even then she has an attraction for her father’s student Simon, and we follow her whirlwind romance and wedding. So little time, and yet so much love, you will ache that they had to say goodbye.
A woman that does all she can to help her parent’s homeland, Belgium, with heart in hand she goes above and beyond. She is a nurse and a good one; she uses this to help in fighting the enemy in ingenious ways.
You will feel the sense of loss, and then found, and loss again, a roller coaster ride, and all the while a feeling that you are being led by God. There are so many beloved characters here, and yet you are waiting for the other shoe to drop and find that one who is not what they seem, and yet hoping for the best.
As the last page is turned there was a sense of loss as I wanted to continue in their lives, and yet you want the evil that was in Europe at that time defeated. What a great read!
I received this book through Bethany House Blogging Program, and was not required to give a positive review.