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Whisper on the Wind

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

superb historical drama

When the war broke out, her parents got the entire family out of Belgium before the German war machine invaded the small nation. However, in 1916, Isabelle Lassone returns to war ravaged Brussels to persuade the man she loves Edward Kirkland to flee the continent with ...
When the war broke out, her parents got the entire family out of Belgium before the German war machine invaded the small nation. However, in 1916, Isabelle Lassone returns to war ravaged Brussels to persuade the man she loves Edward Kirkland to flee the continent with her. Edward refuses to go but also demands she leave. Isabelle tells him if he remains in the devastated country so will she.

Edward is irate with obstinate Isabelle for staying as he fears for her safety; he also admires her courage and knows he loves her. However, Edward also worries what will happen to her, him and his "illegal" colleagues if she will learn he works for the underground newspaper, La Libre-Belgique, a dangerous occupation as the German invaders censor any news that places them in a bad light; truth be damned.

Whisper on the Wind takes the reader to Brussels during WW I when the Germans occupy the city and country. Isabelle and Edward are intrepid souls because they know if caught they will probably be executed without a trial. Readers will relish how the news traveled in 1916 as those who controlled the "free press" controlled the news.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on July 31, 2010

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Historical Novel - Romance in WWI

A bit about the book from the publisher: In Brussels at the height of WWI, a small, underground newspaper is the only thing offering the occupied city hope-and real news of the war. The paper may be a small whisper amid the shouts of the German army, but Edward Kirkland...
A bit about the book from the publisher: In Brussels at the height of WWI, a small, underground newspaper is the only thing offering the occupied city hope-and real news of the war. The paper may be a small whisper amid the shouts of the German army, but Edward Kirkland will do anything to keep it in print. Meanwhile, Isa Lassone, a Belgian-American socialite whose parents whisked her to safety at the start of the war, sneaks back into the country to rescue those dearest to her: Edward and his mother. But Edward refuses to go, and soon Isa is drawn into his secret life printing the newspaper . . . And into his heart. My thoughts: Whisper on the Wind has a strong story line, good characterization and is well written. I am not sure why but it ended up being a book that I did not enjoy reading. I had a really hard time finishing this book. Still, it got a lot of rave reviews by others; go to your favorite online book store and check out other's views of this book! Thanks to Tyndale for the opportunity to review this book.

posted by Renee90 on March 10, 2011

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  • Posted May 30, 2011

    Don't bother

    I couldn't get past the first chapter. At least it was free.

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