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.
"In Love's Time is an exceptional story of courage and sacrifice, fidelity and love against all odds, set amid the intrigue and danger of 1918 Europe. Riveting!"--Laura Frantz, Christy Award-winning author of The Rose and the Thistle
In this lackluster WWI romance from Breslin (As Dawn Breaks), a woman fights to keep custody of her daughter after the death of the child's father. Clare Danner is an unwed mother who has made inroads into London society by posing as a war widow. Only her close friends and her lover, Capt. Marcus Weatherford of the British Navy, know that her two-year-old daughter, Daisy, is the illegitimate child of her affair with Elliot Lange, the son of the viscount for whom Clare once worked as a maid. After Elliot dies in combat and leaves Daisy as his heir, his family determines to take Daisy from Clare and raise her as their own. Desperate to keep custody of Daisy, Clare turns to Marcus for help, only to find that he's lost his memory after a head injury and that a Russian ballerina named Natalya is claiming to be his fiancée. Unbeknown to Clare, Marcus is a British spy on a mission with Natalya to save the Romanov czarina and sustained his injury in an attack by Bolsheviks. Clare must trust in God to help her keep Daisy and restore Marcus's memory. Marcus's spy maneuverings never quite mesh with Clare's custody battle, resulting in an overstuffed historical that's further dragged down by wooden dialogue. This never quite takes off.