In the Shadow of Your Wings (Northshire Heritage Book 1)
JP Robinson, author
The shadow of the Great War looms over Europe, affecting everyone in its path. Leila Durand, an elite German spy charged with infiltrating the home of British icon Thomas Steele, sees the war as a chance to move beyond the pain of her shattered past. But everything changes when she falls in love with Thomas's son, Malcolm. Is there a way to reconcile her love for Germany and her love for the enemy? Thomas Steele sees the war as an opportunity for his profligate son, Malcolm, to find a purpose greater than himself. But when Malcolm rebels, it falls to Thomas to make tough decisions. The war's reach extends to the heart. Eleanor Thompson finds her faith is pushed to the breaking point when her husband disappears on the battlefront and her daughter is killed in a German air raid. Where is God in the midst of her pain? In the Shadow of Your Wings presents inescapable truth that resonates across the past century. Then as now, the struggle for faith is real. Then as now, there is a refuge for all who will come beneath the shadow of God's wings.
Robinson (Bride Tree) follows interlocking tales based around a WWI German spy operation, in the vivid launch of the Northshire Heritage series. In 1915, the German army has begun its assault on continental Europe. Meanwhile, in Sussex, England, German spy Leila Durand has already accomplished her first mission: getting the attention of Malcolm Steele. Malcolm is the spoiled heir and only son of Thomas Steele, head of the Bank of England, and has the power to turn the war. In a separate plot, Will Thompson departs England to fight in France, leaving his wife, Eleanor, and daughter Abby behind. When Abby is killed in a zeppelin raid, Eleanor volunteers to go to France as a nurse in order to find Will. After Malcolm discovers Leila is a spy and is kicked out of his house by his father, who views him as a coward, he enlists in the army and makes his way to France as well, where his path inevitably crosses with those of Will and Eleanor. While the narrative sometimes moves too briskly, Robinson’s eclectic array of characters and high-stakes scenarios make for an immersive beginning to a series that will appeal to fans of war dramas. (Self-published.)