Title: When Twilight Breaks
Author: Sarah Sundin
Genre: Historical Romance
Publishing Date: Feb 2, 2021
Length: 384 Pages
About the Book:
Munich, 1938. Evelyn Brand is an American foreign correspondent as determined to prove her worth in a male-dominated profession as she is to expose the growing tyranny in Nazi Germany. To do so, she must walk a thin line. If she offends the government, she could be expelled from the country–or worse. If she fails to truthfully report on major stories, she’ll never be able to give a voice to the oppressed–and wake up the folks back home.
In another part of the city, American graduate student Peter Lang is working on his PhD in German. Disillusioned with the chaos in the world due to the Great Depression, he is impressed with the prosperity and order of German society. But when the brutality of the regime hits close, he discovers a far better way to use his contacts within the Nazi party–to feed information to the shrewd reporter he can’t get off his mind.
This electric standalone novel from fan-favorite Sarah Sundin puts you right at the intersection of pulse-pounding suspense and heart-stopping romance.
Confession: despite having several of Sarah Sundin’s books sitting on my bookshelf begging for attention, this is the first one I’ve actually read so far. Now I urgently need to go back and read all of her others because I absolutely LOVED this story and could hardly put it down even when I had to to go to work. The characters were so realistic, and the danger lurking around every corner was so palpable that I was both afraid to turn the pages and I absolutely had to turn them.
As often as I read novels from the WWII time period, it’s not very often that the stories center around the time leading up to the war instead of in the middle of it to the end. We sit and wonder how a people can become so brainwashed into ignoring the problems until they exploded before their eyes. It was evident that the author did her homework on researching the history of this time, and that only made the story come to life even more. I liked that she didn’t make the characters your typical cookie-cutter hero and heroine, but that they were very much unique both in personality and experience. It was incredibly easy to be sucked deep into their lives and held captive until the very end. My heart still doesn’t quite feel ready to let them go.
Stars and circles. Although it’s not a spoiler to talk about them at all, I still don’t want to share only because I liked how it made me think once the concept was revealed. You will have to read in order to understand, but once you finish I’m sure you’ll get it. But oh my, did this get me in the heart.
I don’t have the words to describe how much I loved this read, but I am certainly looking forward to reading more from this author in the future. I wasn’t ready to let the characters go at the end of this, but I suppose that’s simply the mark of a great book since they say a book well written is never long enough. I highly, highly recommend this one to any and all of my reading friends!
*I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishing. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.