Author: Kate Breslin
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: December 13, 2022
Publisher: Bethany House
At the height of World War I, two sweethearts face impossible odds in this powerful tale of courage, duty, and heartbreak.
In the summer of 1918, Captain Marcus Weatherford arrives in Russia on a secret mission, with a beautiful ballerina posing as his fiancée. He's there to find the Romanov tsarina and her son and glean information about a plot to assassinate Lenin. As the danger intensifies, Marcus's sense of duty battles with his desire to return home to Clare, the woman he truly loves, before it's too late.
Military hospital orderly Clare Danner still suffers from Marcus's betrayal after learning he's engaged to another woman. Clare also fears losing her daughter, Daisy, to the heartless family who took her away once before. Only Marcus can provide the critical proof needed to save Daisy, but when an injury leaves him powerless to help, Clare's fate--and the fate of the top-secret mission--hangs in the balance.
Reviewer: Laura J. Davis
In Love's Time by Kate Breslin is a sweeping saga of a love lost, intrigue, and espionage that you will find hard to put down.
Clare Danner has been dating Marcus Weatherford for so long her two-year-old daughter calls him 'Da. She believed they had something special, but she is devastated when she discovers his engagement to another woman. She couldn't believe she had been fooled by yet another man.
And this is where the book started to confuse me. Clare's backstory was so intriguing I wondered why we weren't getting more of it. Not only did she have a child out of wedlock, but her daughter was violently removed from her by the child's grandparents and put in a workhouse when it was just a baby. And Marcus saved the child. So, that's a lot and so interesting I wanted to know more. Unfortunately, I found out (too late) that this information is in another book called Not by Sight, published in 2015. If you didn't read that book, you would feel slightly lost reading this one. However, In Love's Time can be read as a standalone. You get enough backstory, but the backstory is so intriguing you want more. Especially since it comes heavily into play in this book. Hopefully, Not by Sight is still in print, as I want to read it now!
Once you get past the "past," this book takes off and keeps you riveted until the last page. I highly recommend it!
I received a copy of this book courtesy of Bethany House Publishers through NetGalley for my honest opinion.
Reviewer: Diana Varela
This novel made me come to tears. The emotions were much too real. I could feel what the author was trying to convey, which is what I like feeling when reading books. It was so tragic with the character getting amnesia, but it was such a remarkable novel.
Clare not only loved Marcus, but she needed him to provide extra support to keep her daughter. Now that he appears to be with another woman, all hope seems to be lost. But are things as they appear?
Marcus is on a mission and gets into quite a predicament that alters his life.
I loved seeing this novel play out. Even though it was sad and heartbreaking at times, I absolutely adored watching Clare and Marcus’ story blossom.
When I got this novel, I did not expect it to have captured my attention so quickly. This book is so special. I absolutely loved it all. Totally recommend it.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers through Interviews & Reviews. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.
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