Thursday, July 20, 2017
A brave midwife. A wounded pilot. A risky secret.
In the midst of World War II, Ireland has declared herself neutral. Troops found on Irish soil must be reported and interned, no matter which side they are fighting for. When midwife Nan O’Neil finds a wounded young Canadian pilot at her door, she knows she’s taking a huge risk by letting him in. Not only is she a widow living alone, but if caught harboring a combatant, she’ll face imprisonment.
Still, something compels Nan to take in “flyboy” Dutch Whitney, an RAF pilot whose bomber has just crashed over County Clare. While she tends to his wounds and gives him a secret place of refuge, the two begin to form a mutual affection—and an unbreakable bond.
But Nan has another secret, one that has racked her with guilt since her husband’s death and made her question ever loving again. As Nan and Dutch plan his escape, can he help restore her faith?
My thoughts: I wanted to like this one, I really did, since I love stories set in WWII. While the historical aspect of this story was fascinating, since I didn't know much about Ireland's stance, I have to say that I did not care for how steamy the romance side of the story was. I felt like it would of been a lot more enjoyable for me had Nan not been drooling all over the physical.
So, I'm afraid I cannot recommend this book unless you enjoy romances that go on and on about a physical attraction. I would give this one 3 out of 5 stars.
I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.