Author: Sarah Brazytis
Genre: Historical Romance
"I do not believe to live through this war; I have seen too many die to tell myself otherwise. I can be careful, but what is that? I am going to fight."
A fighter pilot ready to die. A girl whose world has crumbled. A city bombed and broken. A country struggling for existence.
As a Polish fighter pilot serving in the RAF, Pilot Officer Jedrick Ondraski does not expect to survive the war with Nazi Germany; he only wants to avenge his family and homeland before he dies. But when he meets Helen Smith, a young American woman, during an air raid on a dark London street, the encounter forces him back into the world he has renounced. Helen, destitute and alone after the bombing that destroyed her tranquil home, clings to him for hope and help, even as he joins his squadron in aerial battle with the very enemy who destroyed his own country. As the Luftwaffe aggressively targets civilian London, the whole country braces for a Nazi invasion. And in the blackout of the London Blitz, two young souls reach out for life, love…and the One Who can lighten their darkness.
The first WWII historical novel by author and historian Sarah Brazytis, 'Lighten Our Darkness' will take you to the bombed streets of London, the barracks of the RAF, and the flak-riddled skies of the Battle of Britain.
Reviewer: Crystal P.
**This review contains minor spoilers to the story**
I was looking forward to reading this book. Although the cover is simply gorgeous, and the synopsis drew me in, I'm afraid that this book was something I could not finish. I found the way the characters spoke too formal for my taste. Perhaps it's the way they spoke in that era, and I am simply unfamiliar with that, but it was difficult for me. I had some issues with what was going on in the story, mainly the part where the male character told the female that they had to get married after only knowing each other for a day because he was worried about her and wanted to make sure she was taken care of.
I'll give the author kudos as it appears that she had done her research on WWII for this book from how far I got and I did not come across any typos at all. I'm thinking about re-visiting this book in the future as it may be something I may enjoy down the road. I can admit this a different style of books that I have read before so I'm going to look into her other titles to see what else she has written because there was something about her writing that piqued my interest further.