Saturday, February 13, 2016
Not by Sight - Kate Breslin
Grace Mabry is filled with patriotism for her native England during WWI; having a twin brother serving in the war, she is certain that other able-bodied men should also be doing their part to help win and end the war. Her passion results in her being sent to assist the war effort in a manner she did anticipate, as she serves on a farm with the Women's Forage Corps. While there, she finds that everyone has secrets, and some are more dangerous than others.
While there were several intriguing components to this story - spies, the Women's Forage Corps, the care Grace put into showing compassion to the other women - it just didn't come together for me. The storyline of seeing past a man's blindness and scars to see to his heart and convince him he was worth loving again should have been refreshingly different, but still somehow fell a bit flat. Maybe I just wasn't in the right mood for this novel at this time, or maybe the story was trying to go too many places at the same time that none of it felt well-developed, but something was missing.
Even though I didn't love this story, I did appreciate the theme of not making assumptions about others, both for the good and the bad. Everyone has secrets, but there is a story behind everyone's past, and a future even when there have been mistakes that seem unforgivable.
I give this book 2 stars, for my own personal tastes and lack of excitement about the story.
You can find Not by Sight HERE.
You can find the author's site HERE.
I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers, in exchange for my honest review.