August 10, 2015 | By: Cynthia Marcano

Review: Not By Sight by Kate Breslin

Not By Sight
Author - Kate Breslin
Rating - 4 out of 5 Stars
Would I Recommend: To some more than others

Back Cover...

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.

What I Loved...

I know a few readers that love WWII Era books and this is one that I would definitely recommend. It was intriguing to read about it from the point of view of a country other than the USA. Jack Benningham has a touch of Mr. Rochester in him and I loved it! Grace is no Jane Eyre but I wouldn't have had it any other way. The two make for great leading characters.

I love history as well and was ecstatic that Breslin incorprated some into the book and in her notes.

What I Liked...

Not By Sight had a bit of everything: suspense, romance, a little fun, espionage and a but of thrills. Made the book move along well.


I like the cover of the book and I do understand why it was used, however I find that is misrepresents the book grossly. I was left wanting a more and a bit disappointed once I finished the book and having looked at the cover once more. In fact, I finished the book a little over a week ago and when I came back to write a review and looked at the cover, I had no idea what the book was about. When I began to read the back cover, it all came back to me in a flood.

I would definitely recommend for any historical fiction readers who like a little romance mixed in with lots more stuff.

Disclaimer: This free book was provided by the publisher through Netgalley in an exchange for a review. The opinion of this book, is my own and I was not paid or compensated for my review.


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