In Kate Breslin’s Not By Sight, Grace Mabry is determined to help her nation when Britain finds itself in World War One. After her brother goes missing from the frontlines, Grace doubles her efforts for King and Country. The thought of conscientious objection in the face of battle repulses her, especially when it comes from the upper class of society. But when a powerful heir offers Grace a lucrative job, she takes it in order to help her father keep his tea shop open. Will this new relationship grow into something? Or will betrayal and mistrust rule the day? Whatever happens, it’s bound to be more than meets the eye.
Not By Sight has an intriguing setting and a promising beginning. The portions of descriptive narration are exquisitely drawn and allow the reader to see the British Isles in all their beauty. The characters are believable and empathetic, and the last third of the book if full of twists and turns. The only negative aspect is that the plot takes some time to develop, but if the reader is patient, it is well worth the patience.
Not By Sight is an enjoyable historical romance set in a beautiful landscape, which makes a comfortable pastoral read.
I was given a free copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review