Not by Sight

Not by Sight

Book - 2015
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"In 1917 London, misguided suffragette Grace Mabry hands a white feather of cowardice to Jack Benningham, secretly serving as an English spy, neither aware of the extent of the danger and betrayal soon to surround them both"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota. : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2015]
ISBN: 9780764211614
Branch Call Number: F BRESL-K
Characteristics: 375 pages ; 22 cm


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Sep 27, 2017

"Women who, despite their own difficulties, came to trust one another with their secrets, their dreams, and their friendship while helping their countrymen ."

I’ve been wanting to read this book by Breslin for a while now, but due to other deadlines this one just kept getting pushed back. Thanks to ARC April though, I had the perfect excuse for putting this one first for a change.
This story is told from two perspectives. Grace Mabry, A young woman who is into suffrage work, and helping the war effort which in turn she hopes get her twin brother home sooner.
Then we have Jack Benningham, to the world he is a playboy, gambler and conscientious objector to the war. But he isn’t what he seems and we learn exactly what he has been up to while the rest of his countrymen went off to war.
After Grace finally convinces her father to let her and her maid Agnes work for the WFC (precursor to Land Army Girls) where they will be away from the bombings and helping the war effort as well. While there Grace makes friends with the other girls Becky, Lucy Clare and Mrs. Vance. This is where I really started to love this story. While Grace isn’t very good at most of the farm work she tries, sadly though trying isn’t always enough and she almost gets kicked out, but Lord Roxwood steps in and makes her his driver.
This is when things start to getting interesting. Lord Roxwood is Blind and wears a Hat/Face covering to hide it. While this doesn’t seem to scare Grace at all it does all of the other townspeople making him become very lonely. As they both get to know each other and see each other for who they truly are. The romance starts to slowly build, and while you can tell earlier on that they should be together you don’t know if the will be able to make it due to secrets and lies they both have told.

I did figure out who the real spy was it didn’t end up ruining the story, because you don’t know if the person who is being held prisoner will ever get out or not.

Jul 06, 2016

Easy, enjoyable read where everything wraps up nicely in the end...enjoyed reading about the suffrage movement and the variety of ways women helped in the war, as well as the use of spies. Collin's journey seemed quite realistic as well. Overall, good read.

May 31, 2016

Heartwarming intriguing story!!! Loved Grace and Collin's journey!!

Feb 17, 2016

Clean, enjoyable read by a talented author. Enjoyed the details about WW1.

I thought a three week romance was a bit short, and wished the author had done more to SHOW them having a reason to fall in love besides just feeling their hearts go pitter-patter, but overall I enjoyed it.


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