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When Twilight Breaks by Sarah Sundin {Book Review}

**I received a complimentary copy from the publisher for consideration. All thoughts are my own. 

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.

Sarah Sundin is the bestselling author of several popular WWII series, including Sunrise at Normandy, Waves of Freedom, Wings of the Nightingale, and Wings of Glory. Her novels have received starred reviews from BooklistLibrary Journal, and Publishers WeeklyThe Sky Above Us received the Carol Award, her bestselling The Sea Before Us received the FHL Reader's Choice Award, and both Through Waters Deep and When Tides Turn were named on Booklist's "101 Best Romance Novels of the Last 10 Years." Sarah lives in Northern California. Visit www.sarahsundin.com for more information.

When it comes to historical fiction, those stories taking place during or around WWII are certainly a favorite of mine... and within that genre, Sarah Sundin has quite quickly become a favorite, thanks in large part to her newest standalone novel, When Twilight Breaks.

In this novel, we meet Evelyn- an American foreign correspondent and Peter- an American graduate student working at the rise of Nazi Germany. Evelyn wants to do everything she can to expose the true goings on without offending her host country. When violence hits a little too close to home, Peter finds himself doing what he never expected--- feeding her information from the Nazi party. Taking place as tensions against the Jewish in Germany are rising, this is an emotional story filled with a perfect balance of romance, suspense and historical content. 

I must admit that most of my WWII knowledge comes from the American perspective and what was found in my high school history books. And from that perspective, it's hard to imagine how things in Germany were able to escalate to such a point, or how Germans didn't see Hitler for the monster that he was. In this book, we initially meet Peter as he is impressed with how things are going in Germany. Watching his perspective changing as the story progresses really puts an interesting perspective on things that I don't believe I had ever seen in a novel before. While I've read many fictional books taking place during this time, I found this one to be truly unique. Not an easy read, by any means, as no stories in this time and place are, but a beautiful one for certain. 


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