September 28, 2015

Not by Sight


Not by Sight, by Kate Breslin is a beautifully written story packed with captivating characters and their past secrets, future desires, and troubles during WWI.

For we live by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7

I could go on and on about the happenings in this story, but you can read the blurb for that—plus I don’t want to give anything away.

What I will go on-and-on about is how Kate Breslin’s Not by Sight is much more than a story—it’s an experience! An experience that allowed me to walk in Grace Mabry’s shoes, during the early 1900s, as she took daring steps toward supporting a cause she believed in.

For Colin, she reminded herself…Surely God was on her side.

I experienced fears of WWI, and hardships of the Women’s Suffrage Movement and Women’s Forage Corps.

I experienced the price of secrets, deceptions, betrayals, and espionage.

I experienced the power of faith, forgiveness, understanding, patience, and love.

And now I’m experiencing withdrawal. I’ll miss delving into this story, and visiting with Grace Mabry, Jack Benningham, Claire Danner, Becky Simmons, Lucy Young, and more…

Grace watched, breathless, as he looked down at the white feather of cowardice. Uncertainty over his reaction warred with the effect his nearness was having on her senses.

Last year I placed Kate Breslin’s debut book, For Such a Time, on my Favorite Books of the Year! list. Not by Sight is going on this same list for 2015, and I can’t wait to read what Ms. Breslin creates next.

Not by Sight is rich with history, diverse characters, emotion, and history. The characters are flawed, and I cared about what happened to each and every one of them. I read the last chapter very slowly, for I realized the story would soon end.

Many thanks to Bookfun.org and NetGalley.com, for my review copies.

5 Big Stars!

Cover: Love
Title: Love
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Pages: 384
Pace: Steady
First Line: Her father would never forgive her.