Thursday, July 6, 2017
Book Review - WITH EACH NEW DAWN by Gail Kittleson
Another World War II novel by Gail Kittleson filled with adventure and romance. Wars tear apart lives by the score, and between the sorrows comes God's healing care. Gail Kittleson has a talent for taking the tears (tares) and tears (teers) and weaving in lives mended by compassion.
Katie left Iowa for England with her Canadian Royal Air Force husband, hopeful of an idyllic life once the war ended. It is not to be. Alexandre is killed in a crash, and their baby is stillborn not long after.
Her best friend, Addie, has arrived early to help take care of the baby, and when that didn't come to pass she stayed on with Katie at the home of their employer's mother. Addie's husband was a rigid, sometimes violent man, constantly angry because of what he saw as Addie's disobedience to him. He's in the Air Force--or is he?
Katie knows she has to do something for the war effort. It's not in her makeup to sit back and let others do it all, especially now that she has neither husband or child. She finds out her parents were both involved in French intelligence during the first world war. When Charles Tenney, her employer, suggests a new employment, it seems that fate has decided she will replay her parents' activities.
Domingo is a Basque shepherd, but lately he's more often running errands, delivering messages, and taking care of downed pilots and parachutists for the Maquisards (French resistance fighters). He worries about his aging mother and his young brother who must shoulder all Domingo's farm responsibilities when he is increasingly gone into danger. His fiancee', Sancha, also becomes involved but is cruelly killed by the Gestapo.
How can these sorrowing hearts be healed? How can they survive until the invasion? It will take courage, stamina, and not a few miracles.
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I received a free copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.