Saturday, December 17, 2022

In Love's Time By Kate Breslin

In Love's Time
by Kate Breslin
Publisher: Bethany House
ISBN: 9780764237492

This was my first time being part of Kate Breslin's launch team. I've read a couple of her books in the past so when she opened up her launch team for her new book I was excited to join her team. She sent me her book for being part of the launch team.


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

In the summer of 1918, Captain Marcus Weatherford arrives in Russia on a secret mission, with a beautiful ballerina posing as his fiancée. He's there to find the Romanov tsarina and her son and glean information about a plot to assassinate Lenin. As the danger intensifies, Marcus's sense of duty battles with his desire to return home to Clare, the woman he truly loves, before it's too late.

Military hospital orderly Clare Danner still suffers from Marcus's betrayal after learning he's engaged to another woman. Clare also fears losing her daughter, Daisy, to the heartless family who took her away once before. Only Marcus can provide the critical proof needed to save Daisy, but when an injury leaves him powerless to help, Clare's fate--and the fate of the top-secret mission--hangs in the balance.

My Review:

I'm so glad there are authors like Kate Breslin who write fiction set in WWI! She does a really nice job with it.

We meet up again with Clare and Marcus in In Love's Time. We met them previously and they finally got their own story. The beginning will absolutely suck you and hanging on until the end.

We get to know Clare better and what she went through growing up and in more recent years with the loss & recovery of her daughter Daisy (thanks to Marcus). She and Marcus start off rather swoony, but then things take a turn just as quickly. One wrong moment and their world comes crumbling down. 

Marcus is bent on doing his job for the Admiralty, which is commendable, but when he leaves Clare out of the loop, he finds himself engaged to a woman he barely knows and on a mission in Russia. Unfortunately, the timing couldn't be worse with Daisy's grandparents wanting to take her away from Clare. When Marcus comes back from Russia, Clare learns he can't help her in her time of deepest need.

I loved getting to know Marcus's family better, especially Fannie and their grandfather. Their home is split between the side where the family currently resides and the military men who are rehabbing there.

I'll admit, there were times where I was a bit tired of Clare being so crabby and angry with everyone. I completely understand how her younger years had formed her thoughts, but at some point I just needed her to buck up and be more positive. She DID stick up for herself on a couple of occasions.

While each of these books can be read as standalone stories, I think it's good to have the backstory on the other characters.

About the Author:

A Florida girl who migrated to the Pacific Northwest, Kate Breslin was a bookseller for many years. She is a Carol Award winner and a RITA and Christy Award finalist and lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington. Find her online at


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