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THANKS so much for stopping by—and you’re just in time! With two novels published, my debut, For Such A Time, and my 2015 sophomore release, Not By Sight (Bethany House Publishers) I’m excited to announce my new upcoming novel, High As The Heavens! Set in Brussels during the turmoil of WWI, Eve and Simon’s story will be available in stores June 6th, 2017. If you'd like to know more about my novels, please visit my Books page. And if you've never visited before, I hope you'll take a break, pour yourself a proper cup of tea and browse while you’re here.
Coming June 6, 2017 - High As The Heavens!
I LOVE THE WRITTEN WORD and have a passion for history and writing stories about wounded, complex heroes and the smart heroines who save them. High As The Heavens is no exception, and takes a few interesting twists and turns that I hope readers will enjoy!
"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."
Research is one of my favorite aspects of novel writing. I love to learn about different places around the world and the varied timelines of history; reading stories about people of the past and their cultures is fascinating, yet in many ways I've come to realize we're all much the same, despite the miles and centuries that separate us.
I don't often get time for a "field trip," but I especially enjoyed my research on planes. Here's a photograph taken of me at Oregon's Tillamook Air Museum, where I got to see up close a restored Nieuport 11 bi-plane from WWI. It's exciting to imagine that my story hero, Simon, might have flown an aircraft like this at some point during the Great War!
Antwerp is a city that pops up in my story, and I came across this photograph I took of the Belgian city years ago on a trip to Europe. I'm afraid the weather was a bit gray that day, but you can see from the Guild houses the amazing late-Gothic architecture!
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Do you have a Kate Breslin novel on your group reading list for the coming months? I absolutely love visiting with book clubs, either in person or via Skype! It's a chance to get to know one another and answer your questions. I also enjoy discovering some of your favorite books to add to my library! Please visit my Contact page and send me an email if you'd like to set up a meet. I hope you’ll stop by my Events page too, and see where I’ll be signing next!