BOOK REVIEW- NOT BY SIGHT-With Britain caught up in WWI, Jack Benningham, heir to the Earl of Stonebrooke, has declared himself a conscientious objector. Instead, he secretly works for the Crown by tracking down German spies on British soil, his wild reputation and society status serving as a foolproof cover.Blinded by patriotism and concern for her brother on the front lines, wealthy suffragette Grace Mabry will do whatever it takes to assist her country's cause. When she sneaks into a posh London masquerade ball to hand out white feathers of cowardice, she never imagines the chain of events she'll set off when she hands a feather to Jack.
And neither of them could anticipate the extent of the danger and betrayal that follows them--or the faith they'll need to maintain hope. AMAZON
A slow developing story. Jack wasn't exactly what/who Grace thought he was. She had her back up though when it came to those who refused to do their part in the war effort. She giving Jack that white feather both helped and hurt Jack but he never forgot her. Grace matures throughout the story as she begins to learn more about what others have to go through in the real world unlike her somewhat sheltered world. Most of that came about as she goes to work helping made sure war horses have the food supply that they need. The women that she meets at that farm not only make a great addition to the story but also help open her eyes. Over time she gains some real girlfriends. There were a few twists and unexpected turns in the story that were good. I liked both the main characters, Jack and Grace. And even Sir Marcus as a secondary character was good. The ending satisfies.
For those that want to know, yes, God is also a part of the story. A few scriptures and forgiveness being a part of it too. It doesn't come across as preachy though.
I was given a copy of this book via Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.