It has been a while since I was this invested in a book! I have stated before that I am a hard sell when it comes to fiction, but I must say this one definitely surpassed my expectations.
High as the Heavens, by Kate Breslin, is WWII historical fiction. It follows the story of Evelyn Marche, a Red Cross nurse in Germany-occupied Brussels. However, she also is an Allied spy. With that comes missions, dangers, encrypted messages, etc.
I felt like I could barely put the book down. It truly kept me on the edge of my seat. While most books feel predictable and I can see the plot twists coming a mile away, this book kept surprising me. I don’t think I accurately predicted any of the twists. (Ok, I’ll give myself credit…I got one twist half right. 😉 )
The other thing I appreciated is how the author didn’t make the main character just a sweet, nice, perfect little main character. Eve had some very troubling things in her background that she had to work through. It was very sobering but it kept the book real.
My only complaint is that the last several chapters as the author wrapped everything up did seem to fly by too quickly. After being so invested for so long, it would have been nice to have more of a wrap-up.
However, all in all, I loved this book and I will definitely be recommending it to others!
Note: I received this book for free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for this review.