Author: Sarah Sundin
Genre: Historical Romance/Suspense
Release Date: February 2, 2021
Munich, 1938. Evelyn Brand is an American foreign correspondent as determined to prove her worth in a male-dominated profession as she is to expose the growing tyranny in Nazi Germany. To do so, she must walk a thin line. If she offends the government, she could be expelled from the country--or worse. If she fails to truthfully report on major stories, she'll never be able to give a voice to the oppressed--and wake up the folks back home.
In another part of the city, American graduate student Peter Lang is working on his PhD in German. Disillusioned with the chaos in the world due to the Great Depression, he is impressed with the prosperity and order of German society. But when the brutality of the regime hits close, he discovers a far better way to use his contacts within the Nazi party--to feed information to the shrewd reporter he can't get off his mind.
This electric standalone novel from fan-favorite Sarah Sundin puts you right at the intersection of pulse-pounding suspense and heart-stopping romance.
Reviewer: Cheryl Wood
Sarah Sundin, in her latest novel, When Twilight Breaks, discovers the rise of the Nazi Party and Jewish persecution through the eyes of an American Foreign Correspondent, Evelyn Brand. The story takes place in 1938 Germany as two Americans watch the world around them fall apart, questioning their values, pulling them deeper into danger as the world marches towards war.
Evelyn is struggling to be a correspondent in a male dominated field with a boss who constantly undermines her writing. She is tired of having to write fluff articles and convinced a bigger story is brewing. Concerned with how the Jews are treated in Germany, she sets out to alert Americans to their future.
Peter Lang, an American graduate student working on his PhD in Germany, begins to rethink his political views. As their feelings change towards each other, who can they trust?
Sarah Sundin is a master storyteller as she tells the story of the Jews during a difficult period of history in Germany. I highly recommend the book for those who enjoy historical fiction. I am looking forward to the next book.
This book was provided courtesy of Baker Publishing/Revell, through Interviews & Reviews.
Reviewer: Laura J. Davis
Sarah Sundin once again weaves a thrilling, thought-provoking tale that leaves the reader breathless.
Evelyn Brand is a tough American woman living in Germany, trying to make her way in the male-dominated world of journalism. And she is doing it during a dangerous time in history. She wants to expose the truth about Hitler's regime and what is happening to the Jews, but she risks being expelled from the country if she does.
Peter Lang is working on his Ph.D. in German and is impressed with the prosperity the country is experiencing. After making contacts in the Nazi party and attending a few meetings, he soon realizes how wrong he was about Germany and Hitler. So begins a perilous journey of risk both for himself and one feisty female reporter to whom he is feeding secrets.
When Twilight Breaks is an immersive story that will immediately capture your attention. The history of the era is well researched, and the dangers Evelyn and Peter face from friend and foe will make this a book you cannot put down. The developing romance between the two main characters is realistic and charming. And the faith lesson of trusting in God comes through clearly.
Sundin never disappoints and once again kept me reading until the wee hours of the morning. This is a must-read! I highly recommend it.
I received this book courtesy of Revell Publishers through NetGalley.
Reviewer: Monica Huyser
Evelyn Brand is a journalist working in Nazi Germany in 1938. She is struggling to assert herself in a male-dominated profession. Peter Lang is in Germany as an American graduate student working on his PhD in German. Initially, they both see the country differently. Then, as they become friends, their views change, and they see what is going on in Germany with new eyes as we read through the book. They also start to see each other differently throughout When the Twilight Breaks by Sarah Sundin.
When Twilight Breaks is a story of two people who come together during a time of changing history. I enjoyed watching the characters change and develop both on their own and as a couple. As a reader, I was continually pulling for them. I also found this book to be a fascinating look at history during a dangerous time of change in Germany and the rest of the world.
Sundin writes in such a way that I felt like I was with the characters experiencing the changes in the midst of it all. She did a great job of bringing that era to life and helping the reader understand what was going on in the world. I also liked the spiritual aspect of the characters that were well woven into the story.
When Twilight Breaks also caused me to reflect on the events in our world today. It left me thinking, and the story will stay with me for a while. At the back of the book is a preview of the next book in the series, and I am eagerly anticipating that one.
I received this book courtesy of Baker Publishing Group, Revell Division, through Interviews & Reviews. All opinions in this review are my own.
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