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In spring of 1918, Lieutenant Colin Mabry, a British soldier working with MI8 after suffering injuries at the front, receives an unexpected message by carrier pigeon: it is an urgent summons from Jewel Reyer, the woman he once loved and who saved his life—a woman he believed to be dead. Leaving Britain’s shores to return into war-torn France, he hopes his reunion with her will ease his guilt and this mission restores the courage he lost on the battlefield.
Colin is stunned when he arrives in Paris to discover the message came not from Jewel, but from a stranger who claims to be her half-sister, Johanna. Johanna works at a dovecote for French Army Intelligence; having found Jewel’s diary, she 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 begins to grow between them.
When their pursuit leads them straight into the midst of a treacherous plot, however, that trust is at stake, as danger and deception turn their search for answers into a battle for their lives.
Q&A with Kate Breslin
I know an idea is good when … I wake up in the wee hours and grab for the notepad and pen on my nightstand. At times I’ll fight with a storyline for days, but then suddenly the mental plot knot unravels, usually in the early morning hours, and I have to write it down!
The best day in my life (so far!) was when … I married my husband of forty years, or when I cuddled my newborn grandson for the first time. When a loved one in my family beat cancer, or when I walked among the 2500-year-old temple ruins of Apollo at Delphi in Greece. One really great moment stands out for me however; holding in my hands my first published novel, For Such A Time, after 25 years of writing and submitting, getting rejections, revising, resubmitting, and still never giving up on my dream.
To de-stress, I like to … walk my favorite two-mile trek through our beautifully wooded neighborhood here in the Pacific Northwest. It’s an area thick with evergreens; Douglas fir, birch, alder, and a few old-growth cedars. I appreciate the clean air we have here and just being able to breathe it in and witness God’s grandeur, relaxes me. I like to think I come from a long line of forest dwellers! J
I stay in touch with the world through … Social media, though my husband gives me the world highlights each morning while he reads his newspaper. Otherwise, as an author of historical fiction, I tend to live in a completely different dimension.
I wish I could travel to … Great Britain! For years, I’ve enjoyed setting my stories in England, Scotland, and one day, Ireland, but have yet to visit. I have been blessed to travel to many places abroad, but “Old Blighty” is next on my go-to list!