Evelyn Brand is a journalist with the American News Service in Berlin, Germany. The Nazi’s are slowly coming into power, more and more laws are coming about against the Jew’s and all of her stories are being rewritten to shine a positive light on the Nazi’s. Sometimes she wonders why she even tries, working in a mans world she is constantly given the boring leads to report on, and her writing is torn apart before being sent for publishing.
Quite a few of the men do not like that Evelyn does get good leads. She knows where to find stories, how to get inside information and yet she is being told that her leads are garbage, her stories are not good enough or that she should stick to more female stories to report on. But that is what Evelyn is best at, getting friendly with the females who hear things in meetings, are getting info from bedroom discussions and the men are not smart enough to realize this.
Evelyn finally gets her work published in her own voice when the one who was constantly rewriting her work, gets sent elsewhere and a man who does believe in her and her stories is in charge of editing her work. All of a sudden the truth of what has been happening in Germany is being read in the US, and Evelyn is now a target. Why has her writing changed?
During this, she has somewhat befriended another American, Peter who is at the university teaching German language. They get off on the wrong foot and it seems Peter is resilient to her constant turning down of invitations out with him. Her and Peter’s beliefs do not quite aline and Evelyn cannot continue a friendship with someone who does not see the wrong the Nazi’s are doing.
Evelyn then finds out a family secret that could compromise her, and everything she has worked for. If this information gets in the wrong hands, who knows what would happen to her. She becomes unsettled as things start happening. Thing in her apartment seem to be moved or rifled through, she no longer trusts the cleaning lady, men seem to be watching her and she feels she is being followed.
Her words have created waves and she needs to be silenced. An order is given, and Evelyn may just have to rely on the last person she expected to help her get back to the US. To safe ground, where her ancestry or religious beliefs do not matter. Where she can speak freely, and write the truth. In the midst of the start of a war, laws being put in place and borders being monitored, she is now on the run for her life.
Thank you to Library Thing, the author, and Revell press for the free book I won in the monthly giveaway. I really enjoyed this novel and will be looking to read more by her.
~ Goodreads – About the Author ~
Sarah Sundin enjoys writing about the drama and romance of the World War II era. She is the bestselling author of When Twilight Breaks (coming February 2021), The Land Beneath Us(2020), The Sky Above Us (2019) and The Sea Before Us (2018), as well as the Waves of Freedom, Wings of the Nightingale series, and Wings of Glory series. Her novel The Land Beneath Us was a 2020 Christy Award finalist, The Sky Above Us won the 2020 Carol Award, The Sea Before Us received the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award from Faith, Hope, and Love. Both Through Waters Deep and When Tides Turn were named to Booklist’s “101 Best Romance Novels of the Last 10 Years.”
A mother of three, Sundin lives in northern California and teaches Sunday school and women’s Bible studies. She enjoys speaking to community, church, and writers’ groups. Sarah serves as Co-Director for the West Coast Christian Writers Conference.