As Dawn Breaks
Her daring bid for freedom could be her greatest undoing.
Amid the Great War in 1918 England, munitions worker Rosalind Graham is desperate to escape the arranged marriage being forced on her by her ruthless guardian and instead follow her own course. When the Chilwell factory explodes, killing hundreds of unidentified workers, Rose realizes the world believes she perished in the disaster. Seizing the chance to escape, she risks all and assumes a new identity, taking a supervisory position in Gretna, Scotland, as Miss Tilly Lockhart.
RAF Captain Alex Baird is returning home to Gretna on a secret mission to uncover the saboteur suspected in the Chilwell explosion, as Gretna's factory is likely next. Fearing for his family's safety, he's also haunted by guilt after failing to protect his brother. Alex is surprised to discover a young woman, Miss Lockhart, renting his boyhood room, but the two eventually bond over their mutual affection for his family--until Alex receives orders to surveil her.
Rose squirms beneath Alex's scrutiny while she struggles to gain her workers' respect. But when her deception turns to danger, she and Alex must find a way to put their painful pasts behind them and together try to safeguard the future.
"With her trademark attention to historical detail, Kate Breslin sweeps readers to a Great War home front full of intrigue, suspense, danger, and courage."--JOCELYN GREEN, Christy Award-winning author of Shadows of the White City
"Readers will be captivated by this exquisite blend of historical intrigue and heartfelt romance from one of the finest voices in inspirational fiction."--AMANDA BARRATT, author of My Dearest Dietrich and The White Rose Resists
"As Dawn Breaks is a riveting and richly researched tribute to the courageous heroines of the First World War whose contribution as munitionettes played a vital role in Great Britain's war effort. Kate Breslin crafts a multi-faceted story of breathless suspense, memorable characters, and authentic emotional depth layered upon a canvas of war. Readers will be captivated by this exquisite blend of historical intrigue and heartfelt romance from one of the finest voices in inspirational fiction."
Amanda Barratt, author of My Dearest Dietrich and The White Rose Resists
"Breslin's pen is masterful with brilliant strokes of romance, suspense, and the search for courage written into every page. Dazzling with historical detail, As Dawn Breaks takes readers into the heart of the war effort as women enter the factories as munitionettes, famously coined Canary Girls, while the men are off fighting during the Great War. The characters are complex and realistic as they speak to the human emotions of loss and searching for love. Another not-to-be missed tale from this amazing author!"
J'nell Ciesielski, bestselling author of The Socialite
"In As Dawn Breaks, Kate Breslin takes readers on a heart-pounding journey across Great Britain with clandestine characters who are struggling together to stop a dangerous foe. Once again, Breslin has woven together a brilliant mystery, romance, and World War I conspiracy that will keep you riveted until the enemy is finally exposed."
Melanie Dobson, award-winning author of Catching the Wind and The Curator's Daughter
"Riveting! With her trademark attention to historical detail, Kate Breslin sweeps readers to a Great War home front full of intrigue, suspense, danger, and courage. For both the heroine and the war effort, the stakes could not be higher. Through this cast of nuanced characters, we explore loss and new beginnings, a longing to belong, and the meaning of home. Well before the last chapter, you'll feel as though the family within these pages is your own. An immersive, absorbing, and completely satisfying read."
Jocelyn Green, Christy Award-winning author of Shadows of the White City
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