Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
About the book:
Gripping Sophomore Novel from a Rising Historical Romance Talent
With Britain caught up in WWI, Jack Benningham, heir to the Earl of Stonebrooke, has declared himself a conscientious objector. Instead, he secretly works for the Crown by tracking down German spies on British soil, his wild reputation and society status serving as a foolproof cover.
Blinded by patriotism and concern for her brother on the front lines, wealthy suffragette Grace Mabry will do whatever it takes to assist her country’s cause. When she sneaks into a posh London masquerade ball to hand out white feathers of cowardice, she never imagines the chain of events she’ll set off when she hands a feather to Jack.
And neither of them could anticipate the extent of the danger and betrayal that follows them–or the faith they’ll need to maintain hope.
The gorgeous cover on this book will stop you dead in your tracks to begin with. But besides that, Ms. Breslin fulfills some of the wishes in this book that she missed in her first book. Her first book became the subject of controversy earlier this year, and in this book, she totally avoids all that. Her style of writing is very good and I enjoyed the story. It had unique twists and turns, set in a time period of WW1, when not a lot of books are set now. The history is rich as well, and the characters are ones you care about.