Book Review, Historical

Book Review – When Twilight Breaks

When Twilight Breaks

by Sarah Sundin

About the book

Munich, 1938. Evelyn Brand is an American foreign correspondent as determined to prove her worth in a male-dominated profession as she is to expose the growing tyranny in Nazi Germany. To do so, she must walk a thin line. If she offends the government, she could be expelled from the country–or worse. If she fails to truthfully report on major stories, she’ll never be able to give a voice to the oppressed–and wake up the folks back home.

In another part of the city, American graduate student Peter Lang is working on his PhD in German. Disillusioned with the chaos in the world due to the Great Depression, he is impressed with the prosperity and order of German society. But when the brutality of the regime hits close, he discovers a far better way to use his contacts within the Nazi party–to feed information to the shrewd reporter he can’t get off his mind.

This electric standalone novel from fan-favorite Sarah Sundin puts you right at the intersection of pulse-pounding suspense and heart-stopping romance.

My Thoughts

Sarah Sundin is one of those authors of historical fiction that I always look forward to reading her work. This one is no exception. Set in the days of the 1930s….those times leading up to WWII.

Evelyn Brand is a reporter, an American working abroad in Germany. Because she’s a female, this is a difficult position, and she constantly finds herself at odds with her boss and even some her fellow news correspondents. She is determined to write articles showing the truth of what is happening in Germany, but is frustrated when that is not allowed.

She is sympathetic to the Jewish cause and becomes even more so when she learns she is three-quarters Jewish. The only thing protecting her from the antisemitic laws is her American birth and citizenship.

This story brings to life in vivid detail what it just have been like to live in those dangerous days. Sadly, some of the wording about German laws and what the people believed sounded just a bit too much like the way our own country is heading.

If you enjoy historical fiction, especially the era of the thirties or WWII, I highly recommend this book.

Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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