First Line Friday — In Love’s Time

22 Sep

I had the great pleasure of meeting Kate Breslin during the Windy City Saga Tour 2023 hosted by Jocelyn Green. Saturday of the tour began with a Breakfast Book Club with Kate, Jocelyn, and Laura Frantz and then ended with The Novel-Tea with a total of 7 authors. This bookworm’s heart was thrilled!

I made sure to get a signed copy of Kate’s most recent release In Love’s Time, a WWI-era novel. Can’t wait to dive in!

Here’s the first line:

Would the human destruction never end?

At the height of World War I, two sweethearts face impossible odds in this powerful tale of courage, duty, and heartbreak.

In the summer of 1918, Captain Marcus Weatherford arrives in Russia on a secret mission, with a beautiful ballerina posing as his fiancée. He’s there to find the Romanov tsarina and her son and glean information about a plot to assassinate Lenin. As the danger intensifies, Marcus’s sense of duty battles with his desire to return home to Clare, the woman he truly loves, before it’s too late.

Military hospital orderly Clare Danner still suffers from Marcus’s betrayal after learning he’s engaged to another woman. Clare also fears losing her daughter, Daisy, to the heartless family who took her away once before. Only Marcus can provide the critical proof needed to save Daisy, but when an injury leaves him powerless to help, Clare’s fate–and the fate of the top-secret mission–hangs in the balance.

Former bookseller-turned-author Kate Breslin enjoys life in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and family. A writer of travel articles and award-winning poetry, Kate received Christian Retailing’s 2015 Best Award for First Time Author and her debut novel, For Such A Time, was shortlisted for both the Christy and RITA awards and received the American Christian Fiction Writer’s 2015 Carol Award for Debut Novel. Kate’s sixth novel, In Love’s Time, released December, 2022. When she’s not writing inspirational fiction, Kate enjoys reading or taking long walks in Washington’s beautiful woodlands. She also likes traveling to new places, within the U.S. and abroad, having toured Greece, Rome, Barcelona, and much of Western Europe. New destinations make for fresh story ideas. Please visit her at

3 Responses to “First Line Friday — In Love’s Time”

  1. Barbara Harper September 22, 2023 at 9:37 am #

    How fun to hear and meet authors in person! I just read my first novel by Kate, Far Side of the Sea, and loved it. This must be a sequel since Weatherford was in that book as well. I look forward to it.

  2. Mark September 22, 2023 at 1:54 pm #

    The beginning definitely grabs your attention.

  3. Cindy Davis September 22, 2023 at 3:13 pm #

    I hope you enjoy this one! Have a great weekend!

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