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December 23, 2022

In Love's Time by Kate Breslin ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts 

At the height of World War I, two sweethearts face impossible odds in this powerful tale of courage, duty, and heartbreak.

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book cover of historical romance novel In Love's Time by Kate Breslin
December 2022; Bethany House; 978-0764240799
audio, ebook, print (400 pages); historical romance

In Love's Time
 begins in the summer of 1918.  The war had been going on for several years but there is still a great need to find out what is going on in Russia and how it will affect the rest of the world.  The Russian Czar and his family have disappeared but there is information that supports that the wife and son of the Czar have been seen.  To get more information, Captain Marcus Weatherford is sent to Russia with a former Russian ballerina playing the role of his finance.  No one in his family or his girlfriend, Clare, knew that he is working undercover for the British government.  Marcus and Clare had been dating for a long time and she was shocked when she inadvertently saw him give a ring to the ballerina.  She felt betrayed by him and threw herself into her work as an orderly at a hospital to survive the heartbreak of losing him.  When she finds out that he's returned to his family estate but is suffering from amnesia she agrees to travel to the estate to help take care of him.  Will he regain his memory and be able to share his information with his superiors?  Will he remember that he was in love with Clare and not the Russian ballerina who wears his engagement ring?  Will Clare and Marcus get their happy ending?

Along with the main plot about Clare and Marcus, there are several other subplots that are very interesting.  The grandparents of Clare's daughter who are rich and powerful want to raise the child and the chance of losing her daughter is devastating to Clare.  There is also a plot about Marcus's sister who had polio as a child and meets someone who loves her for the person she is.

This is a great novel about a family in the midst of war, doing one's duty despite the danger and the feelings of the family, betrayal, and getting through the worst of times by trusting in God that all will be well.  I highly recommend this fantastical WWI novel.

Be sure to read the author's notes at the end of the book to learn more about the actual events that she based her story on.  She did extensive research and it's apparent on every page of the novel.

NOTE:  This book is about some of the same characters as one of her earlier books - Not By Sight.  You can read this as a standalone (like I did) but I wish I'd have read Not by Sight first to get more of the back story on Marcus and Clare.  However, not having the back story on these two characters didn't diminish my enjoyment of In Love's Time.

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Susan Roberts grew up in Michigan but loves the laid-back life at her home in the Piedmont area of North Carolina where she is two hours from the beach to the east and the mountains in the west.  She reads almost anything but her favorite genres are Southern Fiction and Historical Fiction.  

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